>Japan persevered with other countries regarding the claim of an island. Once in China, this time Japan protested to Russia related to an island that is still contested between the two countries. Japan did not receive after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, stopping briefly to the island, Monday, November 1, 2010.
Medvedev visited the island “Kunashir.” Japan called the island located in the northern Kuril Islands as a “Kunashiri.”
Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, was protesting the visit of Medvedev’s. “We never change our position that the northern region is part of our area and we strongly deplore this visit,” Kan said in a hearing today in parliament, told the AP.
The waters around the disputed islands were believed to have a lot of fish and oil and gas supplies that have not worked, including gold and silver reserves. The island is under the control of the Soviet Union since the end of World War II, but managed to be abandoned since the fall of the Soviets, who returned “cone” so Russia.
Medvedev’s visit took place amid a dispute between Japan and China concerning the claims of other islands, namely Senkaku / Diaoyu in the East China Sea.
Observers from Waseda University in Tokyo, Takehiko Yamamoto, assess Medvedev’s visit to demonstrate Russia’s position to the Japanese on the island.
“I think this will make negotiations more difficult. As salt sprinkled over the wound, “says Yamamoto.