Japan announced the need to clarify the ownership of the Kuriles

The Japanese authorities plan to negotiate with Russia on the ownership of the "disputed" Kuril Islands. Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida spoke about this the day before during his speech to the deputies of parliament.

We are talking about the four islands of the Kuril chain: Iturup, Kunashir, Khabomai and Shikotan. The Soviet Union received these territories as a result of World War II, but the Japanese believe that Moscow owns them illegally.

Kishida believes that the parties should be guided by the agreements reached in Singapore in 2018, according to which Japan and Russia will accelerate work on concluding a peace treaty. At the same time, Tokyo considers it necessary to take as a basis the declaration of 1956, on the basis of which, after the signing of the peace treaty, the islands of Habomai and Shikotan will be transferred to Japan.

The government's position now is to clarify the ownership of the four islands and move negotiations towards a peace treaty.

- declared the prime minister.

Meanwhile, after the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Japan took a number of unfriendly steps towards Russia. The Russian Federation in response initiated the termination of negotiations on the conclusion of a peace treaty. Moscow also withdrew from the dialogue on joint economic activities on the Kuril Islands.

Earlier, a nationwide rally "for the return of the northern territories" was held in Japan. During the event, the head of the diplomatic department, Yoshimasa Hayashi, called the situation in which Russia continues to own four islands "unforgivable". The Kremlin has repeatedly reminded that the issue of ownership of these territories is closed.
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  1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
    Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 8 February 2023 12: 05
    The Soviet Union began hostilities against the Japanese militarists in August of the 45th year ... it will soon be 80 years, as there is no peace treaty between Russia and Japan ... the question is, why do we need something that they did well without for 80 years ???
    1. krot Offline krot
      krot (Paul) 9 February 2023 19: 58
      Japan clarifies that one of the islands will still pass to us, I would like it in the south ..) Kyushu for example)
  2. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
    Siberia55 (Yuri) 8 February 2023 12: 10
    .. clarify ownership...

    Read the constitution. Ownership is clear!
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 8 February 2023 12: 17
    let them roll their lip back, another jackals have drawn, a hole for you from a donut and not the Kuriles
  4. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 8 February 2023 12: 19
    The Japanese again wanted to wave their katana, they probably forgot how they surrendered the Kuriles to the Red Army in 1945 - even without fighting, only some fought desperately. And the fact that Nippon itself is still under US occupation is kept quiet. And the Americans are inciting them to attack the southern Kuriles. And the Americans themselves blackmail the Japs. If Japan stops claiming the southern Kuriles, the Americans will not return the southern island prefectures of Japan, including Okinawa, to the Japs.
    1. Electric broom Offline Electric broom
      Electric broom (Electric broom) 9 February 2023 11: 18
      The Japanese surrendered the islands AFTER the surrender was announced, which explains this whole situation with the islands.
      We could not capture them due to the complete absence of the navy, then what now.
      And Japan has just a VERY strong Navy, then, now, in 1905. At the start of hostilities, the Pacific Fleet will be unwound at one gate within a couple of days.
  5. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 8 February 2023 12: 33
    The Japanese authorities plan to negotiate with Russia on the ownership of the "disputed" Kuril Islands.

    This is a routine phrase that every new prime minister of Japan must say and it is intended for an internal audience. Russia can safely ignore such "initiatives"
    1. Electric broom Offline Electric broom
      Electric broom (Electric broom) 9 February 2023 11: 21
      And they can take it and return it to their native harbor in 1 day (there are forces and means in full and the Americans will help with everything they need) and even hold a referendum, which is recognized by most countries.
  6. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 8 February 2023 13: 17
    It is necessary to clarify, but this is not in the interests of the Russian Federation
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 9 February 2023 09: 35
      what to clarify? are they controversial? Or is it not the territory of the Russian Federation?
      if I remember correctly, there was a surrender, the islands were ceded to the USSR. even wikipedia wrote about it.
      The USSR was humane in relation to its enemies and did not destroy them to zero. and did not use them as a parasite. unlike the United States: not only were they covered with atomic bombs, but even now the Japs are forced to kiss their shoes ...
  7. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 9 February 2023 11: 09
    Drive the Japs away from the islands. And also drive them out of Sakhalin-2. Prohibit the import of cars (new and used) Japanese brands into Russia! Even through parallel import. Let their American "friends" suck in their auto industry.
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  8. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
    Sergey3939 (Sergei) 9 February 2023 11: 56
    The Japanese are trying in vain to get four islands! According to Our constitution, their ears are from a donkey, not an island !!!
  9. Alex R_2 Offline Alex R_2
    Alex R_2 (Alex R) 9 February 2023 20: 14
    Next in line for the earthquake
  10. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 12 February 2023 13: 49
    Let the FSB publish documents that, under Catherine, Hokkaido still belonged to the indigenous inhabitants of the Ainu, whom the Japs almost massacred and occupied the territory, everything is officially documented. What the hell are their islands?
  11. Citizen Red Offline Citizen Red
    Citizen Red (Citizen Red) 14 February 2023 10: 57
    So happy are all these "militarists" in the comments who want to show Kuz'kin's mother to the Japs. Look at the NWO and how "actively" people go there, and at the same time remember how many demarcations with the loss of the country's territories have already been carried out.