Japanese Minister declares the need to return the Kurile Islands

Japanese Minister declares the need to return the Kurile IslandsTOKYO, Sept. 13. The visit of Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, the Kuril Islands is profoundly regrettable. This was said the minister of national affairs, responsible for on-time "issues of Okinawa and Northern Territories" Tatsuo Kawabata.

"This does not coincide with the position Land of the Rising Sun and calls the last regret "- tsitiuet statement Kawabata RIA" Announcements ".

In his words, "fundamentally, that people adhered consciousness of the immutability of the country's course on the return of the northern territories."

Recently the Secretary General of the Government Land of the Rising Sun Osamu Fujimura voiced a similar view to the visit of Patrushev. According to him, "it does not coincide with the position Land of the Rising Sun and truly regrettable. "But Fujimura stressed that both countries agree in outlook, it is necessary to solve the problem of the northern territories and sign a peace treaty.

Recall September 11, Secretary of the Russian Security Council a working visit to the Kuril Islands. As reported "Rosbalt", in the village of South Kuril Peninsula Kunashir he held a meeting with the management of the Sakhalin region on security in the region and the progress of construction of civilian and border infrastructure. Among other, open a discussion safety issues during the construction and operation of port port complex in the village of South Kuril and the reconstruction of the airport "Mendeleevo."

Patrushev also held a meeting with the management of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and a number of scanned objects Sakhalin border control FSB Coast Guard, including the frontier of the peninsula Tanfiliev.

It should also be noted that in June 2011, the lower house of the Japanese parliament passed a law establishing sovereignty over a number of South Kuril Islands, which are currently being Russian. The document, which declares Iturup, Shikotan, Kunashir, and South Kuril chain "an integral part Land of the Rising Sun"Deputies passed unanimously. 3 July law also unanimously approved and the upper house of the Japanese parliament.

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