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The third Japanese business mission will arrive to Kuriles on August 17 - RIA Novosti, 8/16/2018


YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, 16 Aug – RIA Novosti. The third Japanese business mission will arrive in the morning on August 17 in Yuzhno-Kurilsk, the employee of consulate general of Japan in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Yasukhiko Shimizu.© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Chesnokova has reported on Thursday to RIA Novosti to Pass into an image bank the Japanese analyst has told about amazing changes on Kuriles "Delegation as a part of 70 businessmen and officials of various rank from Tokyo and a number of the cities of Hokkaido will arrive in the morning on August 17 to Kunashir on the Etopirika passenger ship from the Japanese port of Nemuro" — the interlocutor of the agency has told. According to Shimizu, the delegation is headed by the special adviser to the prime minister of Japan Eyiti Hasegava. Guests will be divided into five groups which will work in such directions as a marikultura, tourism, agriculture, power and utilization of municipal solid waste. The agreement to discuss a possibility of joint economic activity on the Southern Kuriles has been reached at the Russian-Japanese summit during the visit to Japan of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in December, 2016. At the end of October, 2017 for a specification of five projects of joint economic activity the second trip of the Japanese delegation to Kunashir, Iturup and Shikotan has taken place. Japan, applying for the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, hopes to promote the solution of a territorial problem with Russia by development of the economic relations of two countries, including by joint economic activity on the Southern Kuriles. I have put return of four islands of Tokyo a condition of signing a peace treaty earlier with Russia which upon termination of World War II hasn't been signed. The position of Moscow is that the Southern Kuriles were a part of the USSR following the results of World War II and the Russian sovereignty over them having the corresponding international legal registration, isn't subject to doubt.

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