News Summary: Japan, Russia talk territorial issue

The Associated Press

TALKS IN TOKYO: Japan and Russia began high-level talks Friday in Tokyo, agreeing to continue discussing a territorial dispute that has kept the nations from signing a peace treaty.

STAY CALM: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, agreed to calmly discuss territorial issues. They also agreed to facilitate cooperation and further expand their bilateral trade and investment.

OLD DISPUTE: It's unclear how much progress is being made toward a resolution of a dispute over four islands that were seized by Soviet forces at the end of World War II.