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Japan complains about Russian victory celebration

Moscow lately renamed its Day of Military Glory because the ‘Day of Victory over Militaristic Japan’

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has expressed remorse over Russia’s choice to declare September 3 the Day of Victory over Militaristic Japan and the End of World War II.

Addressing the difficulty at a press convention on Friday, Hayashi stated, “we’ve made our representations to them and hope that there’s no emotional confrontation” between Tokyo and Moscow over Russia’s renamed vacation.

“A series of events is being planned for the Northern Territories and various places in Russia” on September 3, however as a member of the Japanese authorities, he will not touch upon them, the overseas minister added.

Japan refers to components of Russia’s Kuril Islands because the Northern Territories, which it claims have been occupied by Moscow after WWII.

In late June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a regulation to rename the Day of Military Glory, celebrated on September 3, the Day of Victory over Militaristic Japan and the End of World War II.

Hayashi’s feedback on Friday echoed these beforehand made by Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, who known as Russia’s transfer “extremely regrettable” and warned that it “could not only stir anti-Japanese sentiment among the Russian people, but may also lead to anti-Russian sentiment among the Japanese people.” 

Russia and Japan have failed to achieve a post-WWII settlement and have formally remained at struggle for nearly eight many years. The stumbling block for the peace treaty is Tokyo’s declare to 4 of the islands within the Kuril Archipelago, which the Soviet Union captured throughout the struggle. In the San Francisco Treaty of 1951, Japan relinquished its claims to the Kurils however later claimed that these islands had been by no means part of the archipelago.

Earlier this yr, Russia’s Foreign Ministry reiterated that “the subject of a peace treaty [with Tokyo]… has been closed for us.” According to Moscow, Japan’s “unfriendly” stance, supporting Ukraine within the battle with Russia and becoming a member of the Western sanctions towards the nation, makes any additional negotiations inconceivable.