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Leaders of Russia, Japan say efforts to agree a peace treaty will be stepped up | The Washington Post

The leaders of Russia and Japan have instructed their diplomats to intensify efforts to work out a peace treaty between the two nations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks at a final news conference alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow’s Kremlin, Monday, April 29, 2013. Abe is in Russia on an official visit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks at a final news conference alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow’s Kremlin, Monday, April 29, 2013. Abe is in Russia on an official visit.

Russia and Japan have yet to sign a formal peace treaty ending hostilities from World War II due to a dispute over four islands that were captured by Soviet forces at the end of the war. Nevertheless, they have pursued economic ties.

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