Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them


The Japanese Blue Book on Diplomacy, published this year May 19, among other things, once again claims the sovereignty of the Land of the Rising Sun over several of the Kuril Islands belonging to Russia. But the quantities and names of these islands are not specified there.


The claims of Sankey Shimbun discuss the claims of Japan to the Russian Federation.

Tokyo has published the Blue Book on Diplomacy every year since 1957. It tells the people of Japan about the main directions of the country's foreign policy.

Japanese journalists drew attention to changes in the content of the latest edition of the Blue Book compared to last year's issue. This difference concerns Russian-Japanese relations, or rather, Tokyo’s territorial claims.

Almost all previous years in the book it was claimed that Japan possessed sovereignty over the four islands of the Kuril ridge, and only in a short period of time the "appetites" of Japan were limited only to Shikotan Island and the Habomai ridge. Last year, when consultations were actively ongoing between Moscow and Tokyo, the reference to the so-called “northern territories” was removed from the Blue Book. And this year it appeared again, but for some reason the authors decided not to mention either the names or the number of islands.

And when MPs tried to find out the official position of Japan on this issue from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, Taro Kono, he deftly avoided answering:

I abstain from talking about the thoughts and course of the government beyond negotiation.

10 days after the publication of the Blue Book, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made an addition to it. It already clearly stated that Japan claims to Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and the Habomai archipelago. This satisfied the Japanese nationalists, who demand "tougher demands on Russia." At the same time, the radicals note that the Japanese Foreign Ministry "may again remove from the Blue Book a reference to the number of islands."
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  1. Threaded screw 9 June 2020 11: 26 New
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    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them
    And we have already decided, the exact number is 0.
    1. Civil 9 June 2020 11: 37 New
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      Duty news about aggressive Japanese militarists.
      1. Hunter 2 9 June 2020 11: 45 New
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        I have a Grandfather - 75 years ago I decided ... when I received the Medal for the victory over Japan!
        1. Doccor18 9 June 2020 12: 31 New
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          Your Grandfather would see these islands now ... No, better not to see. There is definitely nothing to watch there. There are islands with beautiful nature and rich resources, but traces of Russian civilization are not visible.
          Was on Shikotan. Beautiful island. The bay is convenient for the port ... but there is no such port. It was the largest fish processing plant, and now there are only ruins.
          I was in Kunashir. SK is a classic village of the Russian outback of the middle lane. Neither normal roads, nor houses. Products at exorbitant prices.
          And what hot natural springs are there! Natural outdoor baths with eternally hot healing water ... Such a resort should be there!
          Why am I doing this. After all, the Japanese see how we “manage” the islands. Iturup, Urup, Simushir - huge islands, and there the bears walk, and 30 border guards. Why is Russia not developing the gigantic potential of these islands? Each should have an airfield, a port, a modern village, a fish factory, frontier fortifications.
          If Japan saw that the Russian islands were completely populated and used to their full potential, then their claims would end there.
          The Kuril Islands are ours! But for some reason, they are remembered only when Japan raises a question.
          1. Ravil_Asnafovich 9 June 2020 12: 48 New
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            No, such a prime minister as Stolypin, liberals only remember him when he was Minister of the Interior, and the fact that Siberia was settled under him, thanks to economic policy, rarely does anyone remember.
            1. Insurgent 9 June 2020 13: 08 New
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              Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
              No, such a prime minister as Stolypin, liberals only remember him when he was Minister of the Interior, and the fact that Siberia was settled under him, thanks to economic policy, rarely does anyone remember.

              And how not to recall against the background of this activity of Stolypin the attempts of the current government with its “Far Eastern hectare”.

              What is it, by the way? Who is in the know, from the Far East, or who are involved in the implementation of this state program?
              1. FIR FIR 9 June 2020 13: 21 New
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                Take it please. Only now, there are problems with communications and roads to this hectare. This land, in a strange way, can be on the slope of a hill or 70 km. from the nearest city, or some other "surprise". And most importantly, the hectare is defective from the beginning. For an ordinary family, a lot (you can’t handle it with your hands, the equipment is expensive), but not enough for a farmer. And what kind of start-up capital is needed now to develop this "hectare" from scratch? Having SUCH means available, it's easier to start a business in the city ...
              2. jonht 9 June 2020 13: 37 New
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                And what a hectare ... They stand untouched if it is a former forest. The transfer of land only through a court, for whom the former agricultural land is normal and is being built and plowed, and generally good.
                I have a "forest", I didn’t go to court, I did the development project, so I immediately unsubscribed, it’s impossible, FOREST.
                So I collect mushrooms and berries, they are on my hectare, well, those who don’t have it either recourse
          2. Oleg Zorin 9 June 2020 15: 49 New
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            Despite all the perverse tricks of the new history of Russia, common sense will prevail. Let not in our lifetime, our life is nothing in the history of Russia. And then the Kuril Islands will blossom together with the country. All the conditions for this are, it is only necessary not to interfere.
            1. Doccor18 9 June 2020 15: 54 New
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              All the conditions for this are there, just don’t interfere

              Desire is needed. The insistent desire of the rulers and the maximum possible benefits for the conquerors of a harsh, but beautiful and richest region.
            2. AUL
              AUL 9 June 2020 22: 09 New
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              Quote: Oleg Zorin
              Despite all the perverse tricks of the new history of Russia, common sense will prevail.

              It’s a pity only, to live in this wonderful time
              neither me nor you will have to ...
          3. Hunter 2 9 June 2020 20: 36 New
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            And I was on Shikotan and on Kunashir too ... and on small islands ... made a landing.
            Grandfather - conquered, I, then the Son - We will keep.
          4. sleeve 10 June 2020 05: 34 New
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            We have one seventh sushi under control. We are only 150 million. Sometimes our whole "internal territorial policy" resembles the work of a forester in a huge national park. And tourists each time poke into an unclean spring, a showered path, a rickety bridge. But seriously, hands will reach everything. And rightly so, that the Japanese are climbing. Faster better and stronger re-mastered the Kuril Islands.
    2. credo 9 June 2020 11: 44 New
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      Quote: Threaded Screw
      Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them
      And we have already decided, the exact number is 0.

      Even the latest amendments to the Constitution are not a guarantee that a power post in our country will not be occupied by any H., G. or B. and from the “master's” shoulder will not begin the distribution of land for the sake of 30 pieces of silver, a handful of beads or an “oath” of the donee in eternal "love" to Russia.
      It was necessary to be so m ----- m that in the rank of the Winner to promise the land conquered by blood and then his soldiers to the defeated enemy. And for more than 50 years, the point has not been set, and the "dances" of our high-ranking officials around this issue only fuel the appetite of both a defeated enemy in the east and numerous enemies in the west. It turns out that we drove ourselves into a corner, instead of resolving the issue once and for all.
      1. Shadow041 9 June 2020 12: 17 New
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        It should be understood that the adoption of the constitution also does not guarantee the life and freedom of the tsars, who choose to distribute Russian lands to foreigners ... Enraged by the betrayal of their interests, the people will simply destroy them, and with the laws adopted by the enemies of the people, they’ll go off the bat ...
        1. Threaded screw 9 June 2020 12: 26 New
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          You must understand that the adoption of the constitution does not guarantee
          it turns out nothing in general)
        2. Paranoid50 9 June 2020 13: 01 New
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          Quote: Shadow041
          Enraged by the betrayal of their interests, the people will simply destroy them,

          Exactly. yes Destroy will be this: klats-klats-klats. fellow laughing
      2. sleeve 10 June 2020 05: 37 New
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        Are you by agreement of the 56th year? There, of course, there is ocean of voluntarism, but if it were realized, then the USA would not exist in Japan. At best, in Okinawa.
    3. 4ekist 9 June 2020 19: 48 New
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      0, hell tenths.
  2. Mavrikiy 9 June 2020 11: 27 New
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    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them
    Good to criticize. And envious eyes, raking hands, they will also remember Sakhalin.
    1. Ross xnumx 9 June 2020 12: 07 New
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      Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them

      I already said, but it's never too late to repeat:

      laughing
    2. Paranoid50 9 June 2020 13: 08 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      And envious eyes, raking hands

      The material reports on Japanese nationalists and other radicals there. Typically, one of those repulsed in Japan is ... the Communists. It was from their submission to the Japanese parliament that the demand for ALL of the Kuril Islands was dragged. fellow
      In general, an explosive mixture: commies, Natsiks, and all this is involved in the traditions of Shintoism. wassat
  3. svp67 9 June 2020 11: 31 New
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    Well, well ... "Bite" and "Bite", these are the "islands" that we can offer Japan
    1. Uncle lee 9 June 2020 13: 15 New
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      And Irina Hakamada .... Free of charge, then for nothing!
  4. ANDREY MIKHAILOV_2 9 June 2020 11: 34 New
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    We are Japan ?? What are you talking about. There, the Hokaido island still has to move to Russia, as the assignee of the USSR.
  5. Pvi1206 9 June 2020 11: 40 New
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    [quoterequire "to make tougher demands on Russia"] [/ quote]
    over 127 million people live in Japan, but the Lord gave them a small piece of land ... that’s itching all the time ...
    1. Crane 9 June 2020 12: 16 New
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      This piece is larger than Germany.
  6. stalki 9 June 2020 11: 41 New
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    What are they all the same clowns, cowards and slaves.
  7. rotmistr60 9 June 2020 11: 53 New
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    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them
    Well, well, decide, maybe when you decide it’s easier. It was necessary to determine correctly when they decided to enter the axis of Berlin-Rome-Tokyo. Today, the defeated country makes territorial claims, the countries-accomplices of the Nazis carefully whitewash themselves by putting the blame for 2 MB on the USSR - a complete madhouse.
  8. Knell wardenheart 9 June 2020 12: 02 New
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    50 shades of arrogance lol
  9. Andrey Krasnoyarsky 9 June 2020 12: 18 New
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    Let’s better calculate how much they are supposed to receive from Russia the ears of a dead donkey.
  10. rocket757 9 June 2020 12: 28 New
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    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them

    In general, from a dead donkey's ears, nothing more. This is where we end the conversation.
    1. cniza 9 June 2020 16: 07 New
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      Who is he, this conversation, constantly raises ...
      1. rocket757 9 June 2020 18: 25 New
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        Here are those who raise their ears and send out ....
        1. cniza 9 June 2020 18: 55 New
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          First, tear off their ears, and then send them ...
          1. rocket757 9 June 2020 19: 51 New
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            Well, if, if any, they’ll put their ears on ... con. They can be sent back and sent.
            1. cniza 9 June 2020 21: 03 New
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              We put ears on a dead donkey lol , and that they are their problems ...
  11. Old partisan 9 June 2020 12: 37 New
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    Nipponam Kuril Islands and Sakhalin. friends of the Chinese dv and Buryatia. To the kemsku parish. Yeah, find the Polovtsy Pechenegs and the Khazars to give them everything and repent to the UN. Amendments only to the Moscow principality.
  12. knn54 9 June 2020 12: 42 New
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    "Give him a finger, and he will bite off his whole hand."
  13. askort154 9 June 2020 12: 43 New
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    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them

    Flirted with Hitler against the USSR - lost the island. Now, spreading to the Anglo-Saxons - you dream of their return. You are not "proud samurai." Living people on you, they tested the atomic bomb, instead of experimental rabbits .. You all "forgot" and again
    go against Russia. Late!
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    2. Oleg Zorin 9 June 2020 15: 43 New
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      The atomic bomb (even two) they received quite deservedly. And, frankly, their happiness is that the States then had only two.
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  15. shinobi 9 June 2020 12: 50 New
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    - Never demand that you cannot take it yourself! - The book "Hidden in Foliage", from the instructions to young samurai
    PS: "From a dead donkey's ears," - so said V. Putin. In my opinion, there is nowhere more understandable.
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  17. Radikal 9 June 2020 15: 37 New
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    Quote: Threaded Screw
    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them
    And we have already decided, the exact number is 0.
    We are yes! And those that ...? winked
  18. Oleg Zorin 9 June 2020 15: 41 New
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    The Kuril Islands, the Kaliningrad Region belong to Russia (as the legal successor of the USSR) following the results of the Second World War. Dot. Any opinions expressed on this score abroad do not matter. And there is no need to retype someone’s Wishlist in VO. Dot.
    1. cniza 9 June 2020 16: 06 New
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      But whoever persistently raises this topic for discussion, they once said that.
  19. ZVS
    ZVS 9 June 2020 16: 03 New
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    With regards to the Japanese, there is a good Russian proverb that "du_rak thinks richer." laughing
  20. cniza 9 June 2020 16: 04 New
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    Japan cannot decide how many islands Russia should give them


    So we have long been decided, not a single ...
  21. Anyuta Glorious 9 June 2020 17: 37 New
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    The whole world is looking at Russia ... Territory, natural resources haunt everyone. All the Nazis in the world are sleeping and see as if a piece from tipping, start tearing to shreds. Give it to those, and so on. And why?
  22. LeonidL 10 June 2020 00: 34 New
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    Japan must decide how many ears from a dead donkey she wants to receive.
  23. NF68 10 June 2020 16: 13 New
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    As if the Japanese "going for wool" were not cut themselves and did not lose Hokkaido. This is also possible.