Japan stated that it wants to conclude a peace Treaty with Russia during the Rave era, the name of which is interpreted as “the era of beauty and harmony.”
During his speech at a recent press conference, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that “if it were possible, during the era of the Rave would like to solve two problems.”
He specified that it is the conclusion of a Peace Treaty with Russia, as well as the return home of Japanese citizens who are “forcibly detained” in North Korea. Recall that the name of the new Japanese era is interpreted as “the era of beauty and harmony.”
“During the reign of Heisei (lasted in 1989-2019 – approx. ed.) Japan was not involved in the war, we will make efforts to continue in the Rave continued peace – said, Kono. “If it were possible, we would like to solve two problems during the Rave era: to conclude a peace Treaty with Russia.”
The Minister was quoted by the TV station NHK. As noted by Taro Kono, another important task will be the return of the citizens of the Country of the rising sun from North Korea, who are “forcibly held”there.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly stressed that he would like to conclude a peace Treaty with Russia during the life of the current generation of Japanese and Russian citizens.
In November 2018, at a meeting in Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe agreed to intensify negotiations on a Peace Treaty on the basis of the Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration of October 19, 1956.
A month later, the leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and agreed to create a mechanism to solve the problem. Now working on it Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Japan Sergei Lavrov and Taro Kono.