Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin must take place in order for the countries to forge a peace treaty.
Japan and Russia never signed a peace treaty after World War II because of territorial disputes over islands north of the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
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