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Japan, Russia hold peace treaty talks

Saturday morning’s Asahi and several other papers reported that Japanese Ambassador Harada and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Morgulov met in Moscow on Friday to hold talks on concluding a peace treaty ahead of the planned summit meeting between PM Abe and President Putin on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok next month. Asahi wrote that while Harada did not disclose to reporters after the four-hour meeting the details of the talks, Japan is apparently coordinating with Russia on how to deal with the Northern Territories issue during President Putin’s expected visit to Japan later this year.

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