FILE photograph: Japan's top Minister Shinzo Abe speaks all the way through the '365 days to go' ceremony celebrating twelve months out from the beginning of the summer video games at Tokyo overseas forum in Tokyo, Japan July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan would like to organize a talk over with through leading Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia in September, its chief government spokesman pointed out on Monday.
Chief cupboard Secretary Yoshihide Suga advised a information convention that leaders from Japan and Russia would need to talk directly as a result of there were "issues between both countries."
On Friday, Japan's foreign ministry referred to as a consult with by means of Russian major Minister Dmitry Medvedev to an island claimed by way of both Japan and Russia "extraordinarily regrettable", urging Moscow to take positive steps to boost ties.
Reporting by using Kaori Kaneko; editing through Chris Gallagher