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Spring warming: Russia and Japan can make peace

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The leaders of Russia and Japan are ready to speed up negotiations to resolve the problem of a peace treaty. This is one of the results of the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. For the first time in the last 10 years, the head of the Japanese government flew to Moscow on an official visit. And the Russian president accepted the proposal to make a return visit.


The official visits of the head of the Japanese government to Russia have not been for the last 10 years. Geographic proximity and mutual sympathy of the peoples of the two countries throughout the post-war history remain hostage to a territorial dispute.

Wreaths to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Japanese delegation are more than a symbol: the past should not retard development. They want to sign a peace treaty in both countries equally.

"We managed to reach an agreement today that we will resume these contacts in this area. This, of course, does not mean that everything will be solved tomorrow. The problem has not been solved for 67-68 years. But, in any case, we will continue to work on this is a difficult but important question for both countries, "said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The situation when 67 years after the end of the war between Japan and Russia did not conclude a peace treaty is abnormal. But this time we were able to agree on the need to resume these negotiations. And at the same time speed up this process. But this is really a difficult question "And there is no such magic wand in the world that could solve such a problem in one fell swoop," said Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, in turn.

The fate of the South Kuriles for the Japanese is the main condition for the future treaty. That is why the journalist of the Tokyo TV company asks the president: Does Russia understand the irritation that any activity in his four South Kuril Islands causes in his country? The question Ogata-san reads from the sheet.

"I looked, you honestly read this question on paper. I would ask you to convey to those who dictated it to you, the following: we got this problem, we didn't create it, we got it from the past, a hundred years ago. And we are sincere we want to solve it on acceptable terms for both parties. If you want to help us, then it is possible, you need to create conditions of friendly relations with each other and create an atmosphere of trust. And if you want to prevent, which is also possible, you can continue to ask tough direct questions on which sun where you will receive the same tough direct answers. But how else? In this case, I want to say that the same citizens of the Russian Federation live in these territories, like all our other citizens who live anywhere. We must think about them, must think about their level of life ", - the president of Russia answered.

120 businessmen that Shinzo Abe brought with him to Moscow is a plan for Russian-Japanese cooperation in the near future.

"The composition of Japanese businessmen who participated in the negotiations in an expanded format, says that Japanese business has a very large, very specific interest in developing cooperation with us," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Energy is the basis of Russian-Japanese business ties. The shutdown of nuclear reactors after the Fukushima accident plunged Japan into a brutal energy crisis. And Russian oil and gas are needed there now more than ever.

“Hydrocarbon reserves in Russia are such that we are capable of meeting the growing needs of the Japanese economy not to the detriment of our traditional partners, not to the detriment of the developing Russian economy,” Vladimir Putin told Japanese Prime Minister.

27 years ago, the father of Japanese Prime Minister Shintaro Abe planted two hundred sakura trees in the Moscow Botanical Garden during a visit to the Soviet Union. Since then, it invariably blooms in early May. According to Shinzo Abe, the will of his father, which he intends to fulfill, is to ensure that Russian-Japanese relations finally flourish.

Rich resources and high technology. This is what two neighboring countries are together - Russia and Japan. An unresolved dispute length of almost 70 years does not allow neighbors to get the most from each other. This visit by the Japanese Prime Minister may be a turning point. At least, Shinzo Abe himself admits that it was not by chance that he flew to Moscow in the spring.
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  1. Alexander
    Alexander April 30 2013 10: 13
    10
    Kukish them without oil, not the Kuril Islands!
    1. domokl
      domokl April 30 2013 11: 38
      +2
      Oil is not oil, but I’m afraid I will have to remember about the offer of the two islands. Although now the situation in the world has changed the other way around ... We need yaps and can bargain to the fullest ...
      So far, Putin has never refused his words. And as I remember, the islands were clearly said to be ours, Russian ..
      1. Army1
        Army1 April 30 2013 15: 01
        +2
        You can not give away 2 no one, not a centimeter. And it is better to put air defense, and coastal missile systems.
      2. Reasonable, 2,3
        Reasonable, 2,3 1 May 2013 19: 04
        +1
        Nezya. Kunashir has 1 non-freezing strait for the Pacific Fleet strategy. This is their policy.
    2. FATEMOGAN
      FATEMOGAN April 30 2013 12: 24
      +6
      Quote: Alexander
      Kukish them without oil, not the Kuril Islands!

      And you can ... bully
      1. Asgard
        Asgard April 30 2013 13: 51
        +5
        Let's look into the deep ISTORIA, so to speak ...
        Live in the Far East Ayna, ancestors of boreal-Rus. Those People who inhabited Tartaria (Siberian)).
        It was the conquest of Japan by the Ainu (military clans of the Rus)) About 20000 people, swimming from the mainland to the islands of the Kuril ridge, began their advance to the South. This explains the resettlement of the Ainu (nationalities)) on the islands. In Japan, they make up the elite of this state, after all, it was noted that the members of the ruling elite's families have differences with the main island population. This is because the Ainu were forced to assimilate with the Japanese, it was not customary to take their women in large numbers on campaigns)) ...for some reason so far ...

        Now let's turn to the Russian Language .... Let us analyze the etymology of the word Samurai ...
        S _ AMUR _AIn that is, a person from a river called Cupid and belonging to a combat clan Rusov-AINov ...
        Other languages ​​about the origin of this word denoting gentleman in Japan are at a loss to explain))))

        This is the story of the comrades .... And along the way, justice must be restored to accept Japan as part of Mother Rossey)))
        1. DeerIvanovich
          DeerIvanovich April 30 2013 23: 07
          +2
          that the Ainu who lived in the Kuril Islands and Hokkaido, poured out by Russians, are many sources, the same Lisyansky and Kruzenshtren wrote about this, and many others ...
          But at the time of the adoption of citizenship by the Ainu of the Russian Empire, they became part of all their lands, including Hokkaido.
          So what is the question of the return of the South Kuril Islands, the question must be posed differently: let Hokkaido be returned to us.
  2. tungus
    tungus April 30 2013 10: 14
    +4
    And yet I do not fully understand the game of GDP. He will not give up the islands, this is a political death. Whatever support he enjoys now, the people will not forgive the alienation of their territory. In addition, there are no objective reasons for doing this. There is no peace treaty with the Yap, so what? 70 years it did not bother us.
    The question arises, why then does he hint to the Japanese that options are possible? Moreover, it is not the first year hints. What's the point of this? Japan is located under the States, it will not work to make an ally out of it. To play on the contradictions of Japan and China is also fraught-China today is our unconditional ally. Who and how Putin wants to breed?
    1. Garrin
      Garrin April 30 2013 10: 19
      +4
      Quote: tungus
      . Whatever support he enjoys now, the people will not forgive the alienation of their territory.

      But why? Here is a very "tasty" LADY gave a piece of the shelf, but no one vyaknul.
      1. tungus
        tungus April 30 2013 10: 44
        +5
        Quote: Garrin
        But why? Here is a very "tasty" LADY gave a piece of the shelf, but no one vyaknul.

        These are different categories. The shelf in the Barents Sea had a controversial status. It was not us, nor the Norwegians who fully used it. DAM agreed to divide this shelf in half, and Gazprom is now actively working there.

        The same can be said of the islands on the Amur. The border with China goes along the fairway of the river. This is not Putin invented. Tarabarova Island is actually located beyond the fairway, on the side of China. Because he was given.

        There are no such problems with the Kuril Islands. Their status is confirmed including by UN documents. In addition, the Kuril affiliation is a strategic issue. We give up the islands, we lose the status of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk as the inland sea of ​​Russia.

        One option is GDP pulling time. Before Fukushima, the Japanese were very aggressive. We even talked about a possible military capture of the islands. Today, the Pacific Fleet is objectively unable to withstand the Japanese fleet, especially if the Yankees support the Japanese. And therefore, GDP rides japam on the ears, simultaneously restoring and strengthening the fleet. As an option.
      2. Reasonable, 2,3
        Reasonable, 2,3 2 May 2013 03: 22
        0
        This is not the end. We are so vyaknem legally. Maybe not legally.
    2. Alexander
      Alexander April 30 2013 10: 22
      +3
      Most likely he wants to make the Kuril Islands a special economic zone within the Russian Federation.
      1. vadimN
        vadimN April 30 2013 10: 51
        +6
        Quote: Alexander
        Most likely he wants to make the Kuril Islands a special economic zone within the Russian Federation.


        With the subsequent smooth and quiet (without hype) transmission under the complete control of the Japanese ... I would like to be mistaken, but I do not believe Putin anymore. I do not believe...
        One thing is said, but everything is always done differently!

        Note:
        1. vowel and tacit support of Serdyukov, and not his alleged theft! Theft is just a withdrawal of public opinion away from the main thing. And most importantly - the destruction of the combat effectiveness of the Russian armed forces.
        2. How much criticism was there about the education law? And the president even spoke about this ... so what? And the fact that the same president signed this law on the debilitation of the population .. On the sly, without noise, without dust ... And both ministers (both past Fursenko and current Livanov - are carefully guarded from criticism under the wing of the president)
        3. A similar situation is with the creation of a juvenile justice system, and in fact - the system of the legalized collapse of the institution of the family and the sale of children. How many copies were broken? ... And the president signed the law ... On the sly, without noise, without dust ...
        4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... You can go on for a long time. He who has ears - let him hear, he who has eyes - let him see, who has mind - let him weigh everything logically and understand ...
        1. tungus
          tungus April 30 2013 11: 33
          +9
          It's like that. Here are just one but. In your reasoning, you proceed from the fact that Putin is the king of all Russia. And everything and everything in the country depends only on him. This is not true.
          Do not forget that Russia is an occupied country. We lost the cold war. We ourselves destroyed the USSR, or didn’t prevent its collapse. We gave our financial system to the Fed. De facto, a huge number of Russian assets are owned or controlled by the West. He also controls our media. In power are people posed by the West, the so-called liberals. If Putin starts raking it all with a shovel, they will simply destroy him. First, they organize a financial collapse for us, since the CBRF is the structural part of the system created by the Fed. Then, with the help of controlled media, they will tell the population that the GDP and its team are to blame for this collapse. And you yourself go outside and tie a white ribbon.

          To solve this problem quickly is to apply the Stalinist methods of the 37 year. Effective methods, I do not argue. But Putin is not ready for this, and the population too. Because he has to maneuver. He cannot take and disperse all liberals. He is forced to reckon with them, somewhere to concede to them. But at the same time, he strengthens the army, strengthens the state. He is saving resources. Putin is not a liberal. And therefore, as it can, it inhibits liberal undertakings. How many DAM and the company are ranting about the second stage of privatization, but it is still not there. On the contrary, state. companies are only expanding and strengthening. Opposition to European values ​​- all these gay howls are also in the face. Plus-independent position in foreign policy. So, do not blame GDP so much. He does what he can. Yes, slowly. Yes, with forced concessions to all these universal people. But does. Just rebuilding a country is much harder than destroying.
          1. Tverichanka
            Tverichanka April 30 2013 21: 47
            +4
            Quote: tungus
            Putin is not a liberal. And therefore, as it can, it slows down

            It is nice to see that there are people who understand the full depth of the problems in the country. In order to correctly assess the situation, you need to 1) have a large amount of information; 2) know that Putin has a very small range for maneuver - these conditions were created long before his appearance in power; 3) just compare what and how it was before Putin and has changed over the years. The uncleanness in the assessments is obvious. The constant cry is all gone !!!!!!!!!!!! But how about a wall of peas. And vague suspicions creep in - maybe they deny changes for the better for some other purpose? Maybe you shouldn't argue with them? Probably it's better to discuss such issues with like-minded people, and ignore the rest?
          2. ozs
            ozs April 30 2013 22: 01
            -3
            But at the same time, he strengthens the army, strengthens the state.

            Was it he who strengthened the army with stools or the Mistrals, and maybe even the Eve?
            Continue about strengthening the army?
      2. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 30 2013 10: 52
        +5
        Quote: Alexander
        Most likely he wants to make the Kuril Islands a special economic zone within the Russian Federation.

        You understand that as soon as the hand of the "land of the rising sun" falls on the "disputed territories" then it will only have to be CUT OFF.
        The Japanese will settle on the deserted islands several thousand Japanese people who have asked for Russian citizenship, and in 5-10 years through international courts and through a referendum for a disregard for human rights and the rights of citizens to live with a decent standard of living. our officials are worried about us). hi

        I fantasized from "Budun". wink
        1. krasin
          krasin April 30 2013 11: 04
          +2
          This is not a fantasy. How could this be so! soldier
    3. Z.A.M.
      Z.A.M. April 30 2013 11: 40
      -2
      tungus
      Quote: tungus
      And yet I do not fully understand the game of GDP

      Well, everything seems to be rightly said by Putin ... but, as always, the ending, the conclusion, is amazing.
      You correctly noticed - what stirs something up again? And it’ll stir up, for sure. If you are not already muddied up, such as a lease or, like, which economic zone. In words, he is a bridge. And all these scoring - "In this case, I want to say that the same citizens of the Russian Federation live in these territories, like all our other citizens who live anywhere. We must think about them, we must think about their standard of living.", for you and me, because, for him we go. white is white, not black, because white He has this bagpipe constant - "I'll tell you briefly ...", and - away we go ... about white. Or round.
      Here is the answer to your question:
      Quote: tungus
      Who and how Putin wants to breed?


      Quote: tungus
      One option is GDP pulling time

      And why pull something? What Japanese fleet, what support for NATO? Do not make me laugh. There will never be direct aggression on Russia. There is a FISHERY, so everything is decided now.

      Quote: tungus
      There is no peace treaty with the Yap, so what? For 70 years this did not bother us.

      I agree completely here. Why the hell, now AT ALL some kind of agreement, at least with whom? What kind of world? What is the UN right now? DER.MO complete. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria are an example. Intervention, war and the full economic contribution of these countries. Where is the UN? Well ... eh!
      There is a peace treaty, is it not there - what is changing?

      All this "noodles" Putin's, for you and me, to calm down.
      Quote: vadimN
      With the subsequent smooth and quiet (without hype) transmission under the complete control of the Japanese ... I would like to be mistaken, but I do not believe Putin anymore. I do not believe...
    4. domokl
      domokl April 30 2013 11: 49
      +3
      Quote: tungus
      He will not give up the islands, this is a political death
      Russia offered the joint use of the islands. Alas, the health itself is not enough.
      Quote: tungus
      There is no peace treaty with the Yap, so what?
      If countries are at war, much is simply not possible. At the level of interstate relations
      Quote: tungus
      Japan is under the States, it will not work to make an ally of it
      Nobody even considers Japan as an ally. Business, just business. Put Yap on our gas ... And make us implement their technology.
      Quote: tungus
      To play on the contradictions of Japan and China is also fraught-China today is our unconditional ally.
      There is simply nothing to play ... You need to be necessary for both countries. Their relations are not ice at all, which means that you may need an intermediary ... Then we will draw with an oriental smile of the cannibal ...
      Partnership with Japan and China will force us not to bring down prices and not bustle. In short, divide and conquer ...
      1. huut
        huut April 30 2013 12: 36
        0
        An interesting chain: joint use of the islands in exchange for their sale of our oil and gas, which will provide leverage for China in terms of oil and gas trade.

        China, unlike Europe, does not take gas for expensive, there are still enough Middle Eastern supplies, plus a calculation for the Central Asian market. So it is unlikely that China will be frightened in the near future by such cooperation with Japan. But with a distant eye ... Maybe there will be a lever, depending on how Chinese industry develops. There is an opinion that it will develop even more, it will take a lot of fuel, hence the lever.
        It turns out that the chain is quite real and sensible, but ... It is scary to think how much will be poured on Putin if the islands are "shared". They will start their own, the West will add oil ...
      2. tungus
        tungus April 30 2013 15: 49
        +4
        Quote: domokl
        Russia offered the joint use of the islands. Alas, the health itself is not enough.

        Excuse me, what is the Japanese going to master there, which we won’t be able to master without them? Fish resources? No, it is possible to organize some kind of joint venture with some Japanese company, but with a company and not with the state of Japan.


        Quote: domokl
        If countries are at war, much is simply not possible. At the level of interstate relations


        We are not at war with Japan. We do not have a peace treaty with her, but this does not mean that a war is going on. Japan lost the war, which is recorded in the act of complete and unconditional surrender of Japan. And this document was signed by both Japan and the USSR. So there is no war. There are attempts to review the act of surrender retroactively. This cannot be done under any circumstances, because it will be a review of the outcome of the war, which in turn can lead to a new conflict.

        Quote: domokl
        Nobody even considers Japan as an ally. Business, just business. Put Yap on our gas ... And make us implement their technology.


        Interstate relations are not only based on business. There is always a geopolitical component. There is always an assessment: "friend" or "enemy". They also do business with enemies, but not in all areas and with great restrictions. Japan is the "enemy". Just because he is a vassal of the United States. No serious, strategic projects with it are impossible by definition. And those projects that exist and are planned do not require any peace treaties.

        And about China. A mediator is one who benefits from a conflict of parties. He leads the parties to a compromise, and on this compromise he realizes his plans and interests. The role is tempting, but IMHO, not in relation to China. In his conflict with Japan, it is more profitable for us to support him, if not directly then indirectly. Because as soon as our connection with China allows us to confront the West.
        1. Cynic
          Cynic April 30 2013 18: 12
          -1
          Quote: tungus
          Japan lost the war, which is recorded in the act of complete and unconditional surrender of Japan. And this document is signed by both Japan and the USSR.

          Is it really so?
          On behalf of the Allied Powers, the Act was signed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied
          troops in the Far East, General Douglas MacArthur. From the USA - Admiral Nimitz.
          The representative of the Republic of China was General Su Ying Chan. From England - Admiral
          Milling cutter. From the USSR, the act was signed by the authorized Supreme Commander
          General Derevyanko.
          By the way, remember the two-stage signing of the act of surrender of Germany? So it happened because of the condition we put forward
          The Soviet side insisted on signing the act in Berlin with a significant increase in the level of people who will sign the act and testify with their signatures.
      3. Tverichanka
        Tverichanka April 30 2013 21: 57
        +1
        Quote: domokl
        ... need to be needed for both countries

        Absolutely! And the more countries that need us, the more weighty our role in solving international issues will be. As the saying goes, "A tender calf sucks two queens." Maybe a saying does not quite accurately reflect the situation, but nevertheless it is true So we will build relations with everyone based on economic benefits, and then, you see, political benefits will appear.
        1. ozs
          ozs April 30 2013 22: 07
          -1
          a prostitute is also guided by economic profit, that's for sure
  3. Nitarius
    Nitarius April 30 2013 11: 09
    +4
    We will see!
    Amer greatly broke the will of the Japanese bombs! and how after that they are friends with the Name not as I will not understand!
    of course you have to be friends with the Japanese- She is a strong enough nation!
    A compromise is needed! But the islands give- crap to them!
  4. Ragnarek
    Ragnarek April 30 2013 11: 17
    +3
    it's all diplomacy, Putin diplomatically leads Yapov by the nose, something he promises. hints at something. look at the results
    1. Z.A.M.
      Z.A.M. April 30 2013 11: 59
      -2
      Quote: Ragnarek
      Putin diplomatically drives Yap by nose

      Whom whom? The Japanese, without publicity, could drive.
      Leads us. About 13 years old ...
      Quote: Alekseir162
      Let's not rush to conclusions just wait and see

      Yeah, wait and see. Santa Barbara, huh?
  5. Alekseir162
    Alekseir162 April 30 2013 11: 29
    0
    Quote: Ragnarek
    it's all diplomacy

    Let's not rush to conclusions, just wait and see. "East is a delicate matter".
  6. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 April 30 2013 11: 30
    +5
    I respect Japanese culture and Japanese history. I respect the Japanese themselves. But...
    How many years have we lived without this very agreement, and as much (at least!) We will live. In addition, a transparent and amorphous phrase about something sounded yesterday in the news release dedicated to the visit of the Japanese prime minister. "partial separation"of the Kuril Islands. And I don't like this at all ...
    Moreover, over the past ten years, no matter the demarcation agreement, Russia is losing some part of its territory ... Maybe our leadership will have enough time to fool around and make concessions in order to find new markets for hydrocarbons and other energy sources? ..
  7. Tatarus
    Tatarus April 30 2013 12: 13
    +3
    The guitar of our foreign policy is multi-stringed. Playing in Chinese we strain Japan and India. Playing on the Indian strain China. Here is a new Japanese string. Is it bad?
    1. Tatanka Yotanka
      Tatanka Yotanka April 30 2013 15: 13
      +2
      interesting comparison, three countries - three strings, this balalaika turns out laughing
      and if we take all the SCO BRICS countries, this is generally a harp, each instrument has its own instrument
  8. Basilevs
    Basilevs April 30 2013 12: 24
    +1
    "... does Russia understand the irritation that any activity on the four South Kuril Islands causes in his country? ..."
    There is a very good place where the Japanese can stick their annoyance about our activities on our islands.
  9. lecturer
    lecturer April 30 2013 13: 49
    +3
    Title of the article:
    Spring Warming: Russia and Japan May Reconcile
    Title and fable (I.A. Krylov):
    FROG AND WOLF (GDP)
    A frog, having seen Vol in the meadow,
    She began to catch up with him in preternity:
    She was envious.
    And puff, puff and pout
    ............... ..
    There is more than one example of this in the world:
    And it’s wonderful when a tradesman wants to live,
    As an eminent citizen,
    And the bipod is small, like a noble nobleman.
  10. No_more
    No_more April 30 2013 14: 03
    0
    It should be understood that the southern Kuril Islands are valuable only because the Japanese want them.
    I think that Vladimir hinted that the Japanese should take the first step - a good contract for the supply of hydrocarbons for 20 years, then when the infrastructure is built on the islands, the Japanese will be connected and will serve it together, or maybe they will give one or two islands further.
    1. Alexander
      Alexander April 30 2013 14: 45
      0
      Yeah. Catch up and still give.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza April 30 2013 22: 05
      +1
      Quote: No_more
      and they will serve it together, or maybe they will give one or two islands further.

      "First you get a trough, then a washing machine ..." (m / f "Vovka in the far-off kingdom" when meeting a greedy old woman)
  11. Tolik. 975
    Tolik. 975 April 30 2013 15: 12
    +1
    Quote: tungus
    Who and how Putin wants to breed?

    but not clear?
  12. xan
    xan April 30 2013 15: 43
    +2
    nafig these dances - "no" and that's it
    zadolbali. So they also want half of Sakhalin
    In wars, one must win in due time, and not whine later
  13. DeerIvanovich
    DeerIvanovich April 30 2013 23: 20
    0
    the Japanese need a marketplace, the European market has narrowed to the point that they themselves are competing with each other, the same is true for the American market, the Middle East is on fire ...
    Russia is a huge market, especially after joining the WTO ...
    and energy is needed ... for sure.
  14. piotr534
    piotr534 1 May 2013 03: 03
    +2
    . South Kuril Islands, this is the richest stock of fish and seafood and most importantly non-freezing straits in the Pacific Ocean, which is strategically important. As I understood from all the writings on this subject, this is what the Americans created the problem. They put pressure on the Japanese when they were ready to sign a peace treaty on our terms that they wouldn’t sign it. [Quote] On February 11, 1945 at the Yalta Conference of the USSR, the USA and Great Britain reached a written agreement on the entry of the Soviet Union into the war with Japan, provided return to him after the end of the war, South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands (Yalta Agreement of the Heads of Government of the USA, USSR and Great Britain on the issues of the Far East). Under the terms of the agreement, the Soviet Union must enter the war no later than three months after the victory over Germany. [Quote] [/ quote] The Potsdam Declaration of July 26, 1945 states that the conditions of the Cairo Declaration will be fulfilled and Japanese sovereignty will be limited to the Honshu Islands, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and those smaller islands that the Allies indicate - without mentioning the Kuril Islands. The Cairo Declaration says that Japan should be deprived of the territories that it seized by force as a result of its aggression.
    [/ quote] On January 29, 1946, by Memorandum No. 677 [1] [2] of the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Powers, General Douglas MacArthur, the Kuril Islands (Tishima Islands), a group of Habomai Islands (Khabomadze) and Sikotan Island were expelled from Japan. [quote] [/ quote] On September 8, 1951, a peace treaty was concluded in San Francisco between Japan and the Allies, according to which Japan renounced all rights to the Kuril Islands and South Sakhalin. Moreover, according to the official position of modern Japan, Iturup, Shikotan, Kunashir and Habomai were not part of the Kuril Islands (Tishima Islands), and Japan did not refuse them [4]. Representatives of the USSR proposed amending the treaty to recognize the sovereignty of the USSR over South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, but this and a number of proposals were not taken into account, so the USSR, Poland and Czechoslovakia did not sign the agreement. At the same time, in 1951, the Japanese Foreign Ministry considered that the phrase “Kuril Islands” meant all the islands of both the Greater Kuril Ridge and the Malaya. [Quote] [/ quote] On October 19, 1956, the USSR and Japan adopted the Moscow declaration, which terminated the state of war and restored diplomatic relations between the two countries, and also recorded the consent of the USSR to transfer the islands of Habomai and Shikotan to Japan, but only after the conclusion of a peace treaty. However, later the Japanese side refused to sign a peace treaty under pressure from the United States, which threatened [6] [7] that if Japan withdraws claims on the Kunashir and Iturup islands, the Ryukyu archipelago with Okinawa island, which based on Article 3 The San Francisco Peace Treaty was then under the control of the United States [quote] Thus, the Amers were all muddled with this and the Japanese were just pawns in their game against Russia.
  15. pinecone
    pinecone 1 May 2013 10: 14
    -1
    "... We are obliged to think about them, we are obliged to think about the level of their life," the Russian president replied.

    The duty to "think" about the living standards of the population of the South Kuriles is especially noted, which cannot but be alarming, since the Japanese are able to solve this problem quickly enough.
  16. groom
    groom 4 May 2013 19: 04
    0
    I propose to rename one of the disputed islands in "memory of Tsushima" and this will close the issue. Option - "There is no need to fight with Russia", although a bit long, but they can understand.