After World War 2, Japan’s territorial grabs left many unresolved issues for the Allies. So, why are Russia and Japan still at odds?
Kuril islands dispute between Russia and Japan
“As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds talks in Russia with President Vladimir Putin, the BBC looks at the background to the long-standing territorial dispute between the two nations.”
The 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty With Japan And The Territorial Disputes in East Asia
“There are currently three territorial disputes over islands in East Asia in which Japan is a disputant: against Russia, over the Kurile Islands; against China and Taiwan, over the Senkaku Islands; and against Korea, over the Liancourt Rocks.”
Kuris Islands: factfile
“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the disputed Kuril Islands rubs salt in an old wound which has prevented a peace treaty being signed with Tokyo to formally end World War II hostilities.”
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