It turned out that the signing of a peace treaty with Russia in the transfer of two islands (Shikotan and Habomai) under the jurisdiction of Tokyo is supported by only 5% of the respondents. Significantly more (33%) spoke in favor of the “necessity of the requirement” of the 4 of the Southern Kuriles, which in Japan continue to be called the Northern Territories.
46% of respondents said they are ready to support the signing of a peace treaty under the following conditions: Russia transfers two islands to Japan first and two more islands (Iturup and Kunashir) after some time.
21% of respondents said that they are categorically against agreements with Russia to continue negotiations, the outcome of which could be a peace treaty. About 67% of Japanese respondents noted that such agreements reached between Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin support.
It is noteworthy that the option “Signing a peace treaty without preliminary conditions” was not presented in the survey. It should be recalled that the official position of Tokyo at the moment is as follows: the transfer from Russia of the four islands of the South Kuriles in exchange for a signature on a piece of paper under the heading "Peace Treaty" and a promise not to deploy American military bases in the Kurils. Such an “exchange” looks, to put it mildly, unequal.