By NAOTAKA FUJITA/ Senior Staff Writer
May 22, 2020 at 07:00 JST
This part of the top-secret proceedings of the 1973 Japan-Soviet summit shows an exchange of remarks over the four disputed islands. The wavy lines could be attributed to former Prime Minister Takeo Miki, who owned this document. (From Maruzen-Yushodo Co.'s online "Miki Takeo Kankei Shiryo" (Takeo Miki archives))
In October 1973, Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka pressed Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev into admitting during a bilateral summit that a dispute over Japan's claim to the Northern Territories constituted one of the "problems" during work to draft a joint communique. [Read More]
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