“The current basic position of the Japanese government is to indicate ownership of the four islands, and then continue negotiations for a peace treaty.

And we are aware that this basic position on indicating the ownership of the four islands will not change in the future, ”TASS reports his words.

Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said that Tokyo still adheres to the intention to conclude a peace treaty with Russia.

In January, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that there were no prospects for negotiations between Russia and Japan on a peace treaty.