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Abe to seek Putin’s visit to Japan this year

  • July 9, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Most Saturday papers wrote that Prime Minister Abe commented on the possibility of Russian President Putin visiting Japan by the end of this year during a stump speech delivered in Sapporo on July 8. Abe reportedly said that he would like to make progress in resolving the Northern Territories issue and concluding a peace treaty with Russia by inviting President Putin to Japan this year. Asahi wrote that Abe’s talks with Putin will likely take place in Yamaguchi Prefecture, his constituency, instead of Tokyo to make the setting “unofficial” because of the sanctions imposed by U.S., Europe and Japan on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine.

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