Japan again protested against Russia's actions in the Kuril Islands. This time Tokyo did not like exploration in the Sea of Okhotsk. This is reported by Japanese media.
Official Tokyo made a presentation to Moscow in connection with geological exploration in the Sea of Okhotsk, said Secretary General of the Japanese government Yoshihide Suga. According to him. Japan "very carefully" monitors everything that happens in the area of the "northern territories", and such work does not coincide with Tokyo's position on the four islands and cannot be accepted.
Tokyo always closely follows Russia's actions around the four northern islands ”(Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai - approx.). Russia's geological exploration in the region does not coincide with Japan’s position on the four northern islands and cannot be accepted
- said in a statement.
At the same time, the secretary general of the Japanese government confirmed Japan’s desire to continue negotiations with Russia on solving the territorial problem and concluding a peace treaty.
Russia, for its part, noted that it had warned Japan about exploration work in the Sea of Okhotsk between Sakhalin, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. The work will last three months and no one will stop them.
Recall that in May, the Japanese Foreign Ministry issued the Blue Book, in which it declared the right of Japan to claim the "northern territories" (four islands of the South Kuril Islands).