Abe, Putin Stress Commitment To Peace Treaty

Abe, Putin stress commitment to peace treaty

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down after the G20 summit and pledged to continue negotiations towards a peace treaty. The sticking point has been a disagreement over four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

After the talks, Abe said, "Nobody understands better than President Vladimir Putin and I that strengthening Japan-Russia relations is strategically important, and that concluding a peace treaty will greatly enhance our bilateral ties.

Suga: Japan-us Security Treaty Is Balanced

Suga: Japan-US security treaty is balanced

The Japanese government's top spokesperson says the obligations of Japan and the United States are balanced under the bilateral security treaty and the agreement is not one-sided.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the comment to reporters on Thursday when asked about US President Donald Trump's remarks expressing displeasure over the pact.

Putin: Tempo Lost Toward Peace Treaty With Japan

Putin: Tempo lost toward peace treaty with Japan

A Russian newspaper reports that President Vladimir Putin says that "the tempo has been lost" toward a peace treaty with Japan.

Russia's Kommersant says that Putin made the remarks in a meeting with business leaders in Moscow on Thursday.

Abe: Japan-russia Peace Treaty To Mark Off Border

Abe: Japan-Russia peace treaty to mark off border

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stressed that the country has not retreated regarding negotiations with Moscow on four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. Abe also said signing a peace treaty with Russia entails demarcating the two countries' border.

Abe was answering questions in the Diet on Tuesday about the negotiations. Japan's government maintains that the islands are an inherent part of the country's territory that were illegally occupied after World War Two.

Abe Stresses Resolve For Peace Treaty With Russia

Abe stresses resolve for peace treaty with Russia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he's determined to settle the country's territorial issue with Russia and conclude a peace treaty.

Abe was speaking in Tokyo at an annual national rally to demand the return of four Russian-held islands. Japan claims them. The event was held on Thursday, Northern Territories Day.

Kono Calls For New Treaty If Us Withdraws From Inf

Kono calls for new treaty if US withdraws from INF

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has suggested that if the United States quits the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a new treaty that would cover nuclear powers including China should be created.

Kono spoke to reporters on Friday. The United States is likely to withdraw from the INF treaty it signed with the Soviet Union in 1987.

Peskov: Signing Peace Treaty Is Major Goal

Peskov: Signing peace treaty is major goal

A Russian Presidential Office spokesperson says signing a peace treaty with Japan is a major goal in ongoing talks.

Dmitry Peskov made the remarks on Sunday during a state-run TV program. The remarks come after Tuesday's summit in Moscow between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

No Progress In Peace Treaty Talks

No progress in peace treaty talks

The leaders of Japan and Russia have agreed to further accelerate negotiations on concluding a peace treaty that would include resolving the issue of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. But their latest summit ended without concrete progress and revealed a difference in their positions.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday.

Abe, Putin Agree To Continue Talks On Peace Treaty

Abe, Putin agree to continue talks on peace treaty

The leaders of Japan and Russia say they will continue to enhance economic cooperation and work towards a peace treaty.

The countries never signed one after World War Two because of a territorial dispute over four Russian-controlled islands.

Thurlow: Japan Should Join Nuclear Arms Ban Treaty

Thurlow: Japan should join nuclear arms ban treaty

A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 has met a Japanese deputy government spokesperson to urge the country to join a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Setsuko Thurlow met Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Thursday.

Russia And Japan To Step Up Talks For Peace Treaty

Russia and Japan to step up talks for peace treaty

Russia's Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov says the leaders of Russia and Japan have agreed to step up the pace of talks based on the 1956 Joint Declaration.

Peskov briefed reporters on the outcome of the summit talks between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Singapore on Wednesday.

Abe: Accelerate Negotiations On Peace Treaty

Abe: accelerate negotiations on peace treaty

Abe told reporters in Singapore that he and Putin had agreed to accelerate negotiations on a peace treaty based on a 1956 joint declaration. It states that 2 of the 4 disputed islands -- the Habomai islet group and Shikotan -- would be handed over to Japan on the conclusion of a bilateral peace treaty.

Abe Aims To Advance Peace Treaty Talks With Putin

Abe aims to advance peace treaty talks with Putin

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his resolve to advance negotiations for a peace treaty with Russia ahead of his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Abe left Japan on Wednesday for his 5-day tour to Singapore, Australia and Papua New Guinea. He will meet Putin later on Wednesday in Singapore, on the sidelines of the summit meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Japan, China Mark 40th Anniversary Of Key Treaty

Japan, China mark 40th anniversary of key treaty

Japanese officials are making final preparations for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to China this week, as the countries mark the 40th anniversary of a key bilateral treaty.

The Japan-China peace and friendship treaty took effect on October 23rd, 1978. It says the countries will develop friendly ties while respecting each other's sovereignty and territory.