Was that a negotiation with Russia? So, what did Japan get after all?

2019/ 01/ 28
The Japanese cabinet members got nothing, which they had feared in the first place.  
Were they sure their resolutions were solid enough to convince the Russian counterparts?  The Japanese side had known everything. the difficulty of changing their mind, before the negotiations began, so the Japanese deligations refused a press conference which was supposed to be held after the talk.  
It was a lost game from the beginning.