Japan does not need the Kuril Islands, but revenge for defeat in the war

Another "hello" flew to Moscow from Tokyo. This time it's communist. The head of the Communist Party of Japan, Kazuo Sii, suggested that the official authorities of the Land of the Rising Sun lay claim to the negotiations not for two islands, but for the entire Kuril archipelago. How seriously should such statements by prominent Japanese politicians?

Kazuo Shi literally stated the following:

It is necessary to correct this injustice and annul the peace treaty, which recognizes the rejection of the Tishima archipelago.

Tishima Archipelago is the second name for the islands of the Kuril archipelago. The Japanese Communist proposes to annul the post-war San Francisco Treaty, according to which Tokyo refused claims for the "northern territories" that became part of the USSR. Sii believes that it is necessary to return to the agreement on the exchange of territories of 1875, under which the Russian Empire and Japan “waved” the Kuril Islands and complete control over Sakhalin.

By the way, historians assess that international agreement as very unfortunate for Russia, since our country itself deprived itself of a free exit from the Sea of ​​Okhotsk to the Pacific Ocean, and Tokyo, on the contrary, got the opportunity of a sea blockade of Sakhalin and the Far East, which it carried out in the 1905 war . By signing the St. Petersburg Treaty in 1875 on favorable terms with one of the leading world powers, Japan seriously strengthened its position in the international arena, which led to an increase in its expansionist appetites.

What can be shown by such a clear desire to revise Tokyo's status as a defeated party that is enshrined in the San Francisco Treaty?

Domestic political struggle

In the extraordinary parliamentary elections held in 2017 in Japan, the opposition Communist Party won only 13 seats in Parliament. For comparison, the ruling LDP has 113 seats. The radical rhetoric of the Japanese Communists may be aimed at attracting an additional electorate in a society where revisionist sentiments have clearly matured.

The Big Game

If you carefully consider the statement of Kazuo SII, then it is clear that it is not so much about the "northern territories", but about the cancellation of the legal status of the country that lost the Second World War. In the future, this may entail the removal of all restrictions on building up the army and navy. Japan can even build a nuclear bomb pretty quickly, which we told earlier.

Of course, Tokyo will not allow Tokyo to get nuclear weapons, but Japanese militarization may well suit them. The island state fleet will be an additional counterbalance to China’s rapidly growing naval power, which seeks to dominate the Asia-Pacific region and has almost “bought” Africa.

Military strengthening of Japan and Russia's national interests will not benefit. In this context, flirting with Tokyo about the Kuril Islands does not look very reasonable.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 17 December 2019 11: 08
    The Japanese themselves are to blame for the loss of the Kuril Islands. They did not need to help the revolutionaries overthrow the king. The tsar was a kind man and could leave the islands to the Japanese, and the Bolsheviks who came after him were not so kind. Let the Japanese rejoice that Hokkaido did not take the USSR, although it could well have been the result of the war. But they can take it? To paraphrase the famous phrase - If someone comes to us with the ball, we’ll go to that and play on his field!
    1. yury semru Offline yury semru
      yury semru (yury semru) 17 December 2019 13: 07
      Why go play on their field? This is troublesome. We’ll go from our field.
      1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 17 December 2019 13: 08
        Little blood on foreign territory!
  2. Jar.serge Offline Jar.serge
    Jar.serge (Reznik) 17 December 2019 15: 27
    If they need revenge, let them start from the USA ... Fear is lost.
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 17 December 2019 15: 41
    The sons of the Land of the Rising Sun feel so strong and "free" that they began, under the dictation of Washington, to put pressure on Russia because of their northern territories, and all because Japan already has nuclear weapons, which their owners and many others know about countries, which is why they bully. They swallowed the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they also swallowed our "help" in the atomic disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and now they decided to take revenge, but only we cannot raise a hand against the owners.
  4. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 17 December 2019 17: 56
    Quote: Jar.serge
    If they need revenge, let them start from the USA ... Fear is lost.

    It’s easier to start with a weaker one.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 17 December 2019 18: 05
      easier to start with a weaker

      Wow, how much your life position differs from the Samurai code!
    2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 17 December 2019 19: 52
      Therefore, it is easier for "samurai" to hit the Americans - you can start right on your own territory. wink
  5. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 17 December 2019 23: 38
    There will be no revenge, there will be complete destruction of Japan if it unleashes a war ... And if Putin will merge the war, refusing to use nuclear weapons, he will be used by someone whom the people infuriated with the defeat of Russia in the war put in place of Putin.
  6. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 18 December 2019 08: 19
    Quote: isofat
    easier to start with a weaker

    Wow, how much your life position differs from the Samurai code!

    You do not know anything about my position in life.
    Moreover, I doubt that you are a dock in the samurai code.