Материалы: ‘Kuril issue’

Valery Timoshenko – Kuril Islands: to be or not to be?

In this case, the norms of international law are on our side. The question is purely political in nature. With all my sympathy for the Japanese people, Japanese history and culture, issues of a political nature doesn’t make me optimistic. Japan, after more than 60 years since the end of World War II, is still […]

Friendly ultimatum

From 13 August till 27 August, I had the opportunity to take part in the International Scientific Conference, held at Waseda University in Tokyo. The conference agenda was based on the most important theme for the Russian Far East: prospects for development of Russian-Japanese relations. How Japanese geopolitics represent the future of these relations? The […]

The Russian Kurile Islands and the Japanese appetites

By Adzhar Kurtov Adzhar Kurtov is the leading scientific employee of the Russian Institute of Strategic Researches, the candidate of historical sciences. Japan, using the former miscounts of the USSR, and then and of Yeltsin Russia, aspires to review of the results of the World War II. The campaign for the return of the Kurile […]

Valery Timoshenko — The Interview to Interfax agency

Valery Tymoshenko , the senior assistant of the Department of the Universal History of Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Far Eastern State University of Humanities” (FESUH) said: the “A growing number of the Japanese does not consider the theme of return of the northern territories to be essential” The Four islands of […]

Prospects of Japanese and Russian relationships

By Kadzuhiko Togo On September 12, 2009 the 9th conference of Russian and Japanese scientists and journalists called “Prospects of formation of a multipolar system in East Asia” took place at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. It was organized by the Research Center of East Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Below I […]

Lee Jay Walker – Japan Continues to Play the Nationalist Card Against the Russian Federation

It is sometimes difficult to understand Japan’s stance towards the Russian Federation given the reality that American forces are based in various parts of Japan.  Therefore, why is the nationalist card being turned on and off when it suits? The Japanese Foreign Minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, was dismayed after the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Sergei Ivanov, […]

Alexander Anisimov – Problem of the “Northern Territories” in the Japanese-Russian Relations

Russian-Japanese relations are characterized by their territorial problems, the essence of which is that Japan has insisted on the return of the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, without which it is not going to conclude the peace treaty. In 2011, this problem has worsened. The Ministry of education of Japan allowed for use […]