Today Prime Minister Mr. Kan met Hokkaido Governor Ms. Harumi Takahashi and others.
During this meeting at Prime Minister's official residence, he disclosed that he had strongly criticized Russian President Mr.Dmitry Medvedev by stating that his visit to Kunashiri Island is unforgivable for the Japanese nationals.
Furthermore, Mr. Kan made it clear that he had expressed his intention to visit Russia in the not so distant future whenever situation permits.
She requested for Mr. Kan's leadership in solving the territorial issue in the earliest possible time, observing that Russian President Mr.Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Kunashiri Island has drastically impacted on the issue.
The above is a tentative translation of the article written in Japanese http://bit.ly/aCkcKv by Yomiuri Online.
Prime Minister Mr. Kan should visit four (4) islands to show Russia how strong his determination to take back those islands from Russia is. He doesn't have to go over to Moscow to negotiate over the return of the islands back to Japan.
However, before his visit, he should abandon Japan's infamous article 9 and arm itself with nuclear arsenals to be independently developed with its advanced technology.
ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
Japan should have realized by now that development and deployment of nuclear arsenals is the only way to get back the islands stolen at gunpoint.
Four islands consisting of Kunashiri, Etorofu, Habomai and Shikotan known as Hopporyoudo in Japanese (Northern Territories in English) have been illegally occupied by Russia who invaded those islands between Aug 28 and Sept 5, 1945 after Japan officially announced its unconditional surrender to the Allied forces on Aug 15.
On August 8, 1945, the Soviet Union broke the Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact signed on April 13, 1941.
This is one of the major stumbling blocks between Japan and Russia in advancing their relations towards the conclusion of peace treaty.