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Date : March 16, 2012

Notice (Press Briefing): Putin’s Return as President and Russia’s Policy toward Japan (March 16, 2012)

post date : 2013.08.19

Press Briefing: "Putin’s Return as President and Russia’s Policy toward Japan"


Professor Nobuo Shimotomai, Faculty of Law, Hosei University


Prime Minister Mr. Vladimir Putin of Russia is expected to win the upcoming presidential election on March 4, returning to be head of the country. Moscow has taken a hard line again Japan on the Northern Territories issue for the past several years; will the return of Mr. Putin, well-informed about Japan, affect Russia’s policy toward Japan in such mutters as energy and economic cooperation and the increasing destabilization of Asian regional security? What response should Japan take to enhance its relations with Russia and resolve the Northern Territories issue?


FPCJ has invited Professor Nobuo Shimotomai, Hosei University, an outstanding expert on Russian politics and Japan-Russia relations, to share his views.



Time & Date: 15:00-16:30, Friday, March 16, 2012


Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg.)


Language: Japanese (with English interpretation)



Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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