Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering the conclusion with Russia the peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war if Japan will gain the Kuril Islands – Shikotan and group Habomai. It is reported by Kyodo, citing sources in the government of the country.
In addition Shikotan and group Habomai, Japan claims the Islands of Iturup and Kunashir, which occupy 93 % of the territories of the Kuril Islands. However, according to officials from the Abe administration, transfer them to Japan impossible.
Yesterday, January 20, in Moscow Suvorov square rally against transfer of Japan of a part of the Kuril Islands. In the event, according to various estimates, took part from 500 to 2000 people. The rally was held ahead of the visit of Shinzo Abe to Moscow. It should arrive in the Russian capital on the evening of January 21. The meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe will be held on January 22 in Moscow.
Japan claims the four southern Kuril Islands on the basis of the treatise on trade and borders from 1855, However, these Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war, in accordance with the Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956 the Soviet Union agreed to transfer to the Japanese side Shikotan and Habomai after a peace Treaty, which is still not signed.