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  • Russia’s Strategic Concerns in the Arctic and Its Impact on Japan–Russia Relations

    Russia places a high strategic priority on the Arctic from a security perspective, in view of the need to secure the Northern Sea Route as well as develop natural resources in the region. While large-scale snap military inspections were taking place in Russia’s Far East in July 2013, five Chinese navy vessels passed into the Sea of Okhotsk—the first such instance in history.

    November 2014

    Japan-Russia Territorial Disputes: Finding a Solution

    Japan and Russia have enlarged their political and economic cooperation during the recently held talks. This gives hope of a resolution to their lingering territorial disputes which have overshadowed their overall bilateral relations.

    May 27, 2013

    Japan’s Territorial Dispute with Russia heating up again

    With Russia’s increasing involvement in the Asia-Pacific region, it has become extremely important for Japan to build a relationship of trust with that country and keep the territorial dispute on the back seat, at least for the time being.

    February 17, 2012

    No Solution in Sight for Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute

    Russia has renewed its efforts to reconfirm its territorial claim over the southern Kuril Islands, also claimed by Japan and known as the Northern Territories..

    February 24, 2011

    Russia and Japan Clash over the Kuriles in the North Pacific

    The clash between Russia and Japan over the Southern Kurils in the North Pacific highlight Russia’s emerging role in the Asia Pacific Region and its relations with China and Japan.

    November 03, 2010