politics

Abe says upcoming talks with Putin will be extremely important

15 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

15 Comments
Login to comment

Glad to see that Abe is ignoring the Obama's failed isolate Russia policy.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Abe is changing his anti-neighbours policy, a good sign and he growns up a lot. Japan will be only stronger if the relationship with neighbours are stronger and the neighbours are stronger.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

True, but need to set lower expectations. It might be important but I don't expect much to change.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Good luck with negotiating with Putin, just as likely to die from radiation or poison then walk away with anything of substance.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

nope it wont... Abe will achieve nothing except agreeing to pay more for gaz and oil and fishing in Russian islands.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Give us back Hoppo Ryodo.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his talks next month and beyond with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be very significant as he seeks to settle a long-standing territorial dispute with the country over a group of islets and sign a postwar peace treaty.

For a hundredth time...broken record.

Give us back Hoppo Ryodo.

Maybe you shouldnt have started WW2 then. What is it thats often said re WW2 topics here...its in the past, move on?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Russia is in it for as much as they can get---Japan will get the crumbs off the table.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Russian President Putin or the Russian Government is not sincerely negotiation or discussion with Japanese Government about disputed Islands.

The Russian Government will never give back to the Japan even the Russian has new President and Government.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

....as he seeks to settle a long-standing territorial dispute with the country over a group of islets and sign a postwar peace treaty.

As far as the Soviet Union is concerned, there is no dispiute to settle.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Put-in more Yen

1 ( +1 / -0 )

As far as the Soviet Union is concerned, there is no dispiute to settle.

The Soviet Union and now Russia admit there is a dispute to settle, and agreed to return the islands.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

now Russia admit there is a dispute to settle, and agreed to return the islands.

Well....Putin runs Russia now and I think he disagrees with you.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

The Soviet Union and now Russia admit there is a dispute to settle, and agreed to return the islands.

Somehow I don't think that, that old chestnut of having a meeting, then leaving the meeting saying "they agreed" when the other party had made no agreement at all, works as well these days.

Isn't there an old Japanese saying "silience is golden".

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I do not see a point in continuing dialogue if Russia refuses to return the Northern Four Islands.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites