the Government of Japan made the Russian idea in connection with the geological study in the Okhotsk sea.
the Secretary-General of the Japanese Cabinet Yoshihide Suga said that Japan is closely watching Russia’s actions around the four Northern Islands. We are talking about the Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and group of Islands, which in Japan is called Habomai. According to him, research in the sea of Okhotsk, which should be including in the waters near the southern Kuril Islands are “unacceptable and inconsistent with our country’s position on the four Northern Islands”.
in the Russian Embassy In Tokyo confirmed the fact of receiving such treatment from Japan.
“According to Tokyo, the route of the Russian research vessel passes through the exclusive economic zone of Japan. On the fact of abuse reported to Moscow. Is clarification of the actual situation”, — TASS was told at the Embassy.
there Also reminded that the southern Kuril Islands are under the sovereignty of Russia on legal grounds, so the problems for research, no, what was notified the Japanese side.
Japan disputes ownership of Russia’s southern Kuril Islands. The entire archipelago was incorporated into the Soviet Union after the Second world war.