Japan-Russia dispute

August 07, 2019

Japan in the Russian Arctic

By Francesco Sassi
Japan's involvement in Russian LNG projects in the Arctic is a political gamble. Will it pay off?

May 10, 2019

Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy

By James D. J. Brown
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.
May 02, 2019

Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia

By Daniel Hurst
Tokyo appears to be giving itself more room to negotiate on longstanding issues.

March 08, 2019

The Details of Abe’s Proposed Peace Treaty With Russia

By James D. J. Brown
What would such a peace agreement include and can it be delivered?

November 15, 2018

Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?

By Dmitri V. Streltsov
A deal, based on the 1956 Declaration, is closer than it has been in decades.

September 14, 2018

Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty

By Daniel Hurst
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
June 01, 2018

Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's prime minister may finally have to give up hope of making progress on a long-standing territorial dispute.

February 14, 2018

Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?

By Daniel Hurst
Despite Shinzo Abe's optimism, analysts predict more of the same in Japan-Russia relations this year.

July 11, 2017

Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance

By James D.J. Brown
Despite Japan's "new approach" to relations, Russia's position on the disputed islands has hardened.

May 04, 2017

What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.

December 17, 2016

No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress

By Bob Savic
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.
December 07, 2016

Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan

By Dmitry Filippov
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.

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