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Actor Steven Seagal, who accepted Russian citizenship five years ago, offered to “correct” Russian-Japanese relations. He said on the YouTube channel “Soloviev Live” that it was “painful to hear” about the discrepancy between the two countries. Segal decided to clarify this “strange situation” himself. To this end, he has scheduled a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumi Kishida.
Segal stressed that in his opinion, the Russians are good in the land of the rising sun. And in Japan, there are many people who love Russia. The actor believes that this is the basis for dialogue.
Recall that Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said earlier that Tokyo's sovereignty extended to the islands of the southern Kuril Islands.
The two countries have not been able to conclude a peace treaty since World War II since 1949. Ownership of the Kuril Islands is disputed. Tokyo refers to the Shimodo Agreement on Trade and Borders, which was concluded between the Russian Empire and Japan in February 1855. According to a document, Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group left the Kuril Islands in Japan, and the rest were recognized as Russian property.