"I intend to visit China this year, the year in which we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China", Abe said in a speech at an economic forum in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yeon have also marked their presence at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which Mr. Putin is hosting.
Should the dispute finally be put to an end, Russian Federation and Japan could formally sign a peace agreement - 71 years after the end of the World War II.
"Let us sign the peace treaty. and later we will continue to talk about all of our disagreements as friends on the basis of a peace treaty", Putin said at an economic conference in Vladivostok.
There was no immediate response from Abe, whose country has sought the return of the islands that lie northeast of Hokkaido since the war.
Both Moscow and Tokyo claim sovereignty over the islands, known in Russian Federation as the Kurile islands and in Japan as the Northern Territories.
President Vladimir Putin suggested Wednesday Russia and Japan sign a peace deal "without any preconditions" by the end of the year, a historic proposal to try to solve a territorial dispute after decades of deadlock. They are administered by Russian Federation and claimed by Japan.
Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation welcomes more investment by Chinese companies and will offer good conditions to encourage more exchanges with China.
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Prime Minister Abe has mounted a serious diplomatic initiative to have the Kuril Islands returned to Japanese sovereignty. In September, 1951, the Soviet Union refused to sign the Peace Treaty of San Francisco with Japan.
"But we are ready to look for resolutions that would work for both Russian Federation and Japan, and which would be accepted by the people in both countries", he said, adding that he was sure relations would have "new impetus" following the talks. "Okay", Putin said, before proposing they sign a peace treaty. "We have been negotiating for 70 years", Putin said.
Upon returning to power in 2012, Abe took a firm position on Japan's claims to the disputed island chain, aggravating tensions with Beijing.
A Japanese government spokesman said the country's stance had not changed. Abe smiled at the suggestion.
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The two leaders have launched various economic projects on the islands in areas such as the farming of fish and shellfish, wind-generated energy, and tourism.
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