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Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
January 14, 2019
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia and Japan agree on the need to improve ties, but major differences remain.
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
December 19, 2018
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
Japan has officially logged protest with Russia over the construction of military barracks on the disputed island chain.
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
September 14, 2018
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
September 14, 2018
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
By suggesting a peace treaty, Putin effectively urged Japan to give up its claims on the disputed Kuril Islands.
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
August 01, 2018
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
Japan wants Russia to scale down its military presence on the disputed island chain.
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
June 01, 2018
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Japan's prime minister may finally have to give up hope of making progress on a long-standing territorial dispute.
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
April 23, 2018
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
How long can Japan keep up its balancing act between Russia and the West?
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
December 29, 2017
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
Russia believes the deployment of these systems will undermine its interests.
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
June 05, 2017
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
Furthermore, the Russian president does not rule out a U.S. troop presence on the disputed islands if controlled by Japan.
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
March 01, 2017
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
December 31, 2016
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
The two leaders take another step towards the conclusion of a peace treaty.
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
December 23, 2016
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
December 22, 2016
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
December 21, 2016
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
December 17, 2016
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
December 07, 2016
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
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