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Japanese ultra-right organizations staged in Tokyo, the event dedicated to the Kuril Islands, a day visit to the country, the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.
Several dozen people came to the Japanese Parliament in Central Tokyo with national flags. It is reported that the city goes black van, one of the nationalist organizations and using loudspeaker broadcasts demanding the return of “Northern territories” — so in Japan called the southern Kuril Islands.
The Russian Minister arrived in the Japanese capital, to hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and a joint meeting in the format of “2+2” defense Ministers of both countries.
Tokyo does not recognize Russian sovereignty over the territory of the South Kuril Islands and insists on returning control of the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. Moscow has consistently reminded about the legality of Russian sovereignty over the Kuril Islands: they withdrew from the Soviet Union following the Second world war.
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