Материалы: ‘Japan’

V.N. Timoshenko, D.V. Suslov – Russia and Japan: old problems should not interfere with new possibilities

In recent decade Asia Pacific has been an area for dynamic development of international economic cooperation. Creation of new free-trade zones, emergence of newly formed integration blocks and development of blocks that already exist is carried with different degree of intensity. With all that, the relationships between Russia and Japan – the two leading economical […]

Aleksey Volodin – Japan and Russia: peace enforcement

As is known, in the end of April Russia was visited by an extended Japanese delegation lead by Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of the Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese authorities haven’t visited us for more than ten years, and this was perceived almost as a diplomatic failure of Russia by a certain group […]

Valery Timoshenko – Kuril Islands: to be or not to be?

In this case, the norms of international law are on our side. The question is purely political in nature. With all my sympathy for the Japanese people, Japanese history and culture, issues of a political nature doesn’t make me optimistic. Japan, after more than 60 years since the end of World War II, is still […]

Three Truths about the Senkaku Islands

1. The Senkaku Islands are an inherent part of the territory of Japan in light of historical facts and based on international law – From 1885, surveys of the Senkaku Islands had been thoroughly conducted by the Government of Japan through the agencies of Okinawa Prefecture and by way of other methods. Through these surveys, […]

Positions of Japan and Korea about Takeshima Islands

Position of Japan on Takeshima In light of the historical facts and based upon international law, Takeshima is an integral and inherent part of Japanese territory. There exists a territorial dispute over Takeshima with the Republic of Korea (ROK), and recently President Lee illegally set foot on Takeshima. The position of Japan is that we […]

Friendly ultimatum

From 13 August till 27 August, I had the opportunity to take part in the International Scientific Conference, held at Waseda University in Tokyo. The conference agenda was based on the most important theme for the Russian Far East: prospects for development of Russian-Japanese relations. How Japanese geopolitics represent the future of these relations? The […]

Prospects of Japanese and Russian relationships

By Kadzuhiko Togo On September 12, 2009 the 9th conference of Russian and Japanese scientists and journalists called “Prospects of formation of a multipolar system in East Asia” took place at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. It was organized by the Research Center of East Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Below I […]

Territorial dispute between Japan and China is still going on

Tokyo is counting on U.S. support Beijing, September 16 (new region, Igor Scherbakov) – Japanese news portal MBS has distributed the information according to which, a few days ago near the Senkaku Islands (which the Chinese call the Diaoyu) the Chinese fishing vessel clashed with the Japanese patrol boat. According to the Japanese news agency […]

Valery Kistanov – Japan and the United States: “The Asahi Shimbun” reveals shadow of the bilateral relations with the help of WikiLeaks

After the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) raised to power in August 2009 Japan’s relations with its main military and political ally – the United States were seriously complicated by a number of foreign innovations embodied the Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. About the hidden circumstances of bilateral diplomacy of Tokyo and Washington were published the […]

China and its territorial disputes: One approach does not fit all

By Andy Yee, Hong Kong International relations in Asia last year were characterised by conspicuous territorial disputes in the South China Sea — between China, the US and ASEAN — and the East China Sea — between China and Japan. No doubt, China’s growing territorial assertiveness is an important factor in these disputes, which are geographically close […]