Россия и Япония: новая повестка дня
Relations with Japan are a key component of Russian policy in the Asia Pacific and an important part of Moscow’s foreign policy in general. Relations between the two countries are not free of challenges, primarily due to the existing territorial dispute. Furthermore, Japan is an important strategic ally of the U.S., with whom Russia’s relations are currently at their lowest point since the collapse of the Soviet Union. At the same time, mutual interest in economic cooperation has motivated Moscow and Tokyo to enter into serious negotiations in an attempt to overcome their political differences – differences that outside forces seek to exploit.