Russian Deputy Defense Minister led a delegation to visit Japan and Russia disputed islands, the Japanese side expressed deep regret
Core Tip: Bulgakov Russian Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian military delegation led by 20, visited Japan and Russia disputed islands. Japan's new chief Yukio Ueno 21 branches, said the event on Bulgakov's deeply regrettable.
For the "four northern islands" issue, Japan also took a tough stance after Japanese Foreign Minister Pictured Maehara inspections from the air, "the four northern islands."
Bulgakov Russian Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian military delegation led by 20, visited Japan and Russia disputed islands. Japan's new chief Yukio Ueno 21 branches, said the event on Bulgakov's deeply regrettable.
Analysis of the Japanese media said Bulgakov's trip highlighted the significance of the Russian military is also attached great importance to the South Kuril Islands (Japan said that "the four northern islands") of the gesture.
Bulgakov 20, visited the island in the Etorofu air base in Russia and the presence of artillery and other military units. Later, after the country he will also visit the island. Russian media said he visited the South Kuril Islands will continue to 23 days.
Yukio Ueno 21 branches in addition to this line of Bulgakov expressed regret, but also calls on this issue between Japan and Russia to hold new discussions as soon as possible, a peaceful solution.
Last November, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as Russia's first visit to the country after the supreme head of the island, Japanese Foreign Minister Maehara said Japan, the Russian president this hurt the feelings of the people, and summoned the Russian ambassador, said the protests.
Medvedev end of last year's live television, said that Russia intends to cooperate with Japan, but reiterated that "the South Kuril Islands, the territory of the Russian Federation."
It is reported that construction work is responsible for infrastructure and education ministers of the Russian administration, also plans to visit the South Kuril Islands. Analysis of the Japanese fear that the Russian attempt to continue sending government officials to disputed islands, stressing that "the South Kuril Islands, belonging to the Russian" position, so as to achieve the purpose of further development of the region.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan 20, the Japanese government's foreign policy speech, delivered when they talked about the Russo-Japanese dispute islands. He said, "to resolve the territorial issue from the long term national interests in Russia, we hope that the Russian government to understand this."
Second World War, the Soviet Union occupied the country, the Etorofu, Habomai, Shikotan the four islands. Between Japan and Russia had the ownership of four islands had long talks, but did not make substantial progress.