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The Asian states, having used astable relations of Russia with the West countries, stirred up the activity in projects on development of the Arctic territories.

Waterways of the message, which may lie across the Arctic, have a chance to become an important strategic route of national importance in the near future. The Government of Japan and the prospect sees huge potential in a detailed study of the Arctic waters, movement through that already in the next few years may begin first Japanese cargo ships with energy.

Japan intends to have a Pre Next, launch a project aimed at the development of an unmanned underwater vehicle that will provide oceanographic information. The purpose of the project - the study of Arctic waters.

The Arctic region has moved to the center of world politics in 2014, siting high on the energy security agenda of most East Asian countries, including China and Japan. The latter has recently been stepping up its efforts to build a stronger foothold in the area. Those efforts have been given a boost recently by Tokyo’s discovery of a new friend with a prominent role on the Arctic chessboard: Russia. A successful Japan-Russia rapprochement has the potential to serve as a game changer for both countries.