Tokyo ignored important facts about the 1956 talks on the Kuril Islands


The daily national Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun (The Morning Sun) told its readers that the Japanese authorities still hush up important facts about the 1956 agreements with the USSR on the South Kuril Islands. In this case, the publication refers to records of negotiations between the two countries of that time.


It is noted that the transcripts of the negotiations in Russian were published back in 1996 and can be freely accessed. However, for Japanese who do not know the Russian language, the article in Asahi Shimbun became a real revelation.

The newspaper’s material describes the conversations conducted in Moscow by the head of the Soviet government Nikita Khrushchev and the Minister of Fisheries, Agriculture and Forestry of Japan, Itiro Kono. They are dated October 16, 17 and 18, 1956.

As a result, the Japanese side agreed then that it was necessary to remove the wording from the future agreement that after the transfer by Moscow of the ridge of the Habomai and Shikotan islands to Tokyo, the territorial issue would be addressed. That is, it was decided not to mention the “territorial issue” anymore.

Until now, published records and memoirs of the Japanese were silent about these facts. However, the Russian side naturally knew about the real state of affairs. Perhaps this was one of the reasons for the existence of a firm position that the territorial problem with Japan does not exist

- the newspaper logically noted.

The publication believes that the current Japanese government of Shinzo Abe and therefore went on to change course aimed at the return of all the islands of the South Kuril Islands, including Kunashir and Iturup.

In order to gain an understanding of the people, historical facts should be directly explained, including the disclosure of records of that time

- emphasizes the edition.

It must be recalled that in 1956 the USSR and Japan signed the Joint Declaration, in which Moscow agreed to transfer the ridge of Habomai and the island of Shikotan (important for fishing) to Japan, but after the conclusion of a peace treaty. At the same time, the islands of Kunashir and Iturup (closing the Sea of ​​Okhotsk) remained for the USSR. Moscow really expected then to put an end to this in the dispute with Tokyo, but Washington intervened, and there is still no peace treaty between Russia and Japan.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 23 January 2020 15: 02
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    It’s time to stop any talk about transferring any territories that are part of the Russian Federation today to any foreign countries, and all those who don’t like it will be deprived of Russian citizenship and kicked out of the Russian Federation ... the most frostbitten at once to Solikamsk and hanged there ...
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    123 (123) 23 January 2020 17: 32
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    However, the Russian side, of course, knew about the real state of affairs.

    The publication believes that the current Japanese government of Shinzo Abe and therefore went on to change course aimed at the return of all the islands of the South Kuril Islands, including Kunashir and Iturup.

    You might think, dear Shinzo Abe did not know the real situation and learned information from newspapers. belay The fact is that he somehow came to his father’s grave and ..

    I vowed to do my best to promote (dialogue on the conclusion of a peace treaty with Russia) and put an end to everything, "Shinzo Abe said

    Time passed, but there was no result. A point must be put. And what did he write in retirement in his memoirs? How to explain to my grandchildren that I didn’t fulfill my oath, and, according to ancient folk tradition, I didn’t pick a knife in my tummy. And so here it is, this is a completely different matter. yes He is now like Rafik. "Not guilty of anything." request