Moscow earlier deployed its anti-ship systems on two Kuril Islands
Japan says it will consider ‘appropriate' measures in response to the Russian anti-ship missile systems, deployed on the disputed Kuril Islands.
This is according to Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, country's public broadcaster NHK reports.
Moscow deployed its missiles on two islands – Iturup and Kunashir, controlled by Russia and claimed by Japan.
The systems, Bal and Bastion, were reportedly moved for military drills, according to Russian media.
Japan has a claim on four of the Kuril Islands, all of them are controlled by Moscow.
Russia says the disputed islands became part of the USSR's territory as a result of the World War II.