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Do you think Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan this week will achieve anything tangible?

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For Putin yes. For Japan a big fat NO!

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It's all been decided beforehand. Putin's visit is rather like changing the guard at Buckingham Palace - pure ceremony.

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Nope ... everything will remain the way it is.

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Lots of traffic jams and silly news stories.

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A boost for Akita breeders.

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I doubt much will change besides some joint statements on future economic ties or whatever and maybe that's for the best considering Russia's belligerence. However I honestly do hope more can come from the visit and that a roadmap for the islands can be decided while also getting started with Japanese investment in the Russian East and energy deals

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I agree with Aly Rustom above. Any gains that are to be made between the two countries will most likely be in Russia's favor.

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There will be some breakthrough in the upcoming negotiations. Otherwise, what's the point in wasting precious time?

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Putin is pretty good at this. Japan not so much. But hey: Putin lives in a swamp.

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Yes. Both will find ways to fatten their wallets.

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Hell no and everyone knows it.

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Yes. Putin's building alliances.

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No.

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I'll give this the benefit of the doubt. Russia needs investments of Japanese industries in the far east of Russia. Russia would benefit and - probably - the Japanese companies as well. The territorial issue is a different story. I don't expect any progress there.

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