The government of Japan has decided to consider the possibility of easing restrictions on entry into the country because of COVID-19 additionally businessmen from 12 countries and territories, including China and South Korea, as well as the Chinese island of Taiwan, reported the TV channel NHK.
According to him, on Wednesday at a meeting of the government of the headquarters for combating the infection it was decided to discuss through diplomatic channels with these countries the possibility of easing restrictions on the border crossings on the basis of reciprocity.
Despite the increase in the number of positive test results for coronavirus infection COVID-19 in Tokyo, the situation is different from what it was in March-April, namely, fixed low number of severe cases, said Monday the Japanese experts at a press conference in the foreign Ministry of Japan.
"There are an increasing number of cases due to the clustered distribution of infection, but in severe cases compared to APR less," - said the head of the government Chancellery facilitate actions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Tomotika Uama.
Japan intends to continue attempts to obtain from Russia the southern Kuril Islands, despite amendments to the Russian Constitution and laws that do not allow the exclusion of part of the territory of the state, although for Tokyo to do it will be more difficult, said RIA questioned Japanese officials and experts.
As previously reported, in Russia prepared for consideration by the state Duma amendments to the administrative code, criminal code and criminal procedure code with sanctions for appeals and exclusion areas that have attracted attention from Japan, which is seeking the transfer of the South Kuril Islands, which the Japanese call the "Northern territories".
The US special envoy on North Korea, assistant Secretary of state Stephen began arrived on Thursday in Tokyo after a trip to Seoul, where he discussed the issues related to the situation around the DPRK, said the Agency Kyodo.
According to him, began already met over dinner with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan by Takeo Akiba, do, presumably, discussed the situation in connection with the adoption in China of a law on national security of Hong Kong. Japan acceded to the concerns of Western countries regarding human rights in the former British colony.
The Japanese government regrets the adoption in China of the national security law on Hong Kong, describing it as undermining confidence in the principle of "one country, two systems", it said in a statement on Tuesday the statement of the foreign Ministry of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi.
"The international community has built with Hong Kong connections based on trust to the principle of "one country, two systems" at the Sino-British joint Declaration of 1984, and this has led to the prosperity of Hong Kong. The adoption of the law (on national security Hong Kong - ed.) undermines that trust," - said the Minister.
The government of Japan has once again expanded the list of countries, the entry of which is forbidden on the background of the pandemic coronavirus, adding 18 more States.
To the original list were added to Georgia, Algeria, Cuba, Cameroon and others. Full list of countries and territories published on the website of the foreign Ministry of Japan.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi, answering a journalist's question about the possible impact of Japan's refusal of the accommodation on its territory the U.S. missile defense system Aegis Ashore to negotiate with the Russian Federation stated that it refrains from comment, as his words may have influence on the negotiation process itself.
"The negotiations with Russia, this issue involves the content of the negotiations themselves and my statement here may have an impact on the negotiations, so I would like to refrain from that, how exactly are we going to talk about it, in which direction to go," said the Minister, noting that relations with the U.S. the failure would have no effect.
Japan has not yet taken any decision regarding the possible visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia for the Victory parade on June 24, said during a press conference, the General Secretary of the Japanese government, Acehide Suga.
Earlier on Friday, the newspaper "Asahi" citing a senior source in the foreign Ministry of Japan reported that Abe will visit Moscow, as the ceremony is mainly intended for countries of the former Soviet republics.
Japan attaches great importance to the bilateral summit talks with Russia and intends to promote cooperation between the two countries, including for the conclusion of a peace Treaty, said Tuesday the head of the Japanese foreign Ministry Toshimitsu Motegi.
"For the promotion of overall relations with Russia, including negotiations on a peace agreement, I think, extremely important the implementation of summits between Japan and Russia, such as had meetings at the highest level in Nagato and Singapore," said Motegi, answering questions in the Committee on foreign policy and defense of the upper house of the Japanese Parliament.
The government of Japan is considering easing restrictions on the entry of the four countries, particularly, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand against the background of fairly stable situation for the coronavirus in these regions, writes in the Sunday newspaper "Yomiuri".
Currently, restrictions on entry in Japan during the pandemic coronavirus infection are valid until the end of June. According to the publication, currently experts are studying the question of partial mitigation measures during the summer.
The government of Japan is preparing for the resumption in mid-June of working contacts with Russia via video link at the level of Deputy foreign Ministers of the two countries, interrupted in connection with the pandemic of the mers, said the Agency Kyodo, citing sources in diplomatic circles.
According to Agency sources, the Japanese side in the consultations would like to return to discussion of various projects within the framework of joint economic activities on southern Kuriles, and also address the question of a possible visit of the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov to Japan. Consultations can take Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Morgulov and Deputy foreign Minister of Japan Takeo Mori.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov discussed by telephone with a Japanese colleague, Toshimitsu Motegi combat COVID-19, after the pandemic had agreed to start implementing the year of Russian-Japanese exchanges, said the foreign Ministry.
It is noted that after overcoming the pandemic agreed to start implementing a large-scale project – the year of Russian-Japanese inter-regional and sister city exchanges aimed at strengthening good neighborly relations and deepening our multifaceted ties between the two peoples.