MOSCOW (Reuters) – Any deal to end a territorial row with Japan needs public backing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, giving a nod to widespread Russian opposition to ceding territory to Japan.
The islands — known in Russia as the Kuriles and in Japan as the Northern Territories — were seized by Soviet troops at the end of World War Two. Since then, Tokyo has been seeking their return.
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Russia and Japan have still not formally ended World War Two hostilities because of the dispute.
In prepared remarks to reporters after their talks, Putin and Abe both spoke of their resolve to try to find a solution to the dispute, but they offered few specifics on...
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