A member of the upper house of the Japanese parliament , Muneo Suzuki , in an interview with Shukan Gendai , said that the cancellation of negotiations with Russia on the issue of the Kuriles and the conclusion of a peace treaty threatens to “clash” the two countries due to the growing influence of the United States in Tokyo.
“If there are no negotiations on a peace treaty with the Russian Federation and on the issue of the “northern territories”, Japan may fall even more under the influence of America and eventually clash with Russia,” Suzuki warned.
The Japanese MP also noted. that a good option for Japan was a ba policy that allows you to maintain a dialogue and defend your position before both the American and Russian sides.
At the end of February of this year, Hideki Uyama , head of the European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan , said that the Kuril Islands were “occupied” by Russia. He also emphasized that the current situation is contrary to international law.