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Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 4.   © Reuters

MOSCOW (Kyodo) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that his country is ready to continue talks with Japan toward a postwar peace treaty despite speculation that a constitutional amendment last year would prohibit Moscow from committing to negotiations to resolve a territorial dispute with Tokyo.

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