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Medvedev visit to Kuril Islands stokes Japan row

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4:28 AM - Nov 01, 2010 #1



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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4:48 AM - Nov 01, 2010 #2

And why would the Japanese be upset? Because they lost WW2 and had to give up their claims to the islands?

No disrespect to the Japanese people, but in no way shape or form would they even dare to question who the Kurils belonged to when the USSR was around.


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5:01 AM - Nov 01, 2010 #3



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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They always did. WW2 has yet to technically end as a result since on paper Russia and Japan are still at war.

http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1058753.html

Japanese cant let it go for domestic political reasons. Russia offered to return 2 of the 4 largest islands. Of course, technically there are like 59 islands in disputes, but all but 4 are basically worthless.



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8:19 AM - Nov 01, 2010 #4



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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The best way would be a referandum. And I bet they'd wote for Japanese administration.

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1:10 AM - Nov 03, 2010 #5



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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LOL.. How many times does Japan want to get nuked? I'm pretty sure that if Japan ever openly tried to retake those islands, a nuclear weapon would land on one of the Japanese home Islands. After all, there is a precedent for nuking Japan, and I somehow think Russia would be a little more willing to push the button. Putin doesn't Fvck around.

Japan kind of just needs to get over it. They lost the war, they lost the islands, end of story.

It's like, man up and do something about it, or shut your trap. Dimplomatic whining just makes them seem to me like little bitches. But maybe that's just me.



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1:14 AM - Nov 03, 2010 #6



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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Japan won't do anything but talk.

Even if there was a vote Russia would rig the elections.

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1:17 AM - Nov 03, 2010 #7



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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Japan really could use nuclear weapons. All it's regional rivals have them.

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1:38 AM - Nov 03, 2010 #8



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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it seems japan is being cornered in a way,
well i guess russia is indirectly saying tothe usa that it
dont care about japan/usa alliance, or perhaps china and
russia reached some kind of solidarity under the sco rule.
who knows haha..we just analyzing but it's interesting to
see these geopolitics in action loool.

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1:46 AM - Nov 03, 2010 #9



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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Practically no one actually lives on these islands so a referendum is just the stuff of comedy, its just a few fishing villages and Russian navy bases. I dont think the Russian navy bases are going to vote to secede and join Japan.

Basically zero ethnic Japanese remain because Stalin killed them all.



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1:17 PM - Nov 03, 2010 #10



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 103x3.html

Russia + China team up for tag team PWNAGE of the Japanese, a good read on why you should always kick a horse while its down.



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12:13 AM - Nov 04, 2010 #11



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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By DAVID NOWAK, Associated Press David Nowak, Associated Press Wed Nov 3, 12:53 pm ET


MOSCOW Dmitry Medvedev's visit to a disputed Pacific island, despite strong objections from Japan, seemed intended both to stamp Russia's authority in Asia and to strengthen the Russian president at home.

Medvedev has at times been upstaged by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who still retains more clout, so by staking claim to the disputed islands in the same brash vein as his popular mentor he appears to be trying to boost his image.

Tokyo protested in September when Medvedev announced the trip would go ahead. He took that as a dare.

"You are going to dictate to us how to behave in our own country, are you? We'll show you," was Moscow's stance, said Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor of Russia in Global Affairs. "The format and publicity over Medvedev's visit was an answer to Japan's protest."

Monday's visit to Kunashiri island on Monday the first by a Russian leader also promoted Russia's authority on Asia, a continent that in comparison to Europe and the U.S. has suffered neglect in Moscow's foreign policy.

"The message is: 'We are here. Deal with us,'" Lukyanov said.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was even more blunt Wednesday.

"The president of Russia doesn't discuss with anyone what region of the Russian Federation he will select for his visit. We don't need any advice from Japan on that.

"And if the detailed explanation given by the president of Russia, me and other representatives of the Russian leadership are unclear, I would only recommend to read it again. It says it all: This is our land," Lavrov said.

He added that Russia is ready to develop ties with Japan, and warned it against taking any steps that would create obstacles for cooperation.

Medvedev has since vowed to return to the four islands at the southern end of the Kuril chain that Moscow calls the southern Kurils and Japan the Northern Territories. Russia captured the four islands in the closing days of World War II.

Some observers see Russia's stance as shortsighted, arguing that by handing back the islands Russia could open the doors to much-needed Japanese investment.

"Maybe, at the end of the day, it would pay to cut the Gordian Knot and open the doors to Japanese investment, even at the expense of the Southern Kurils?" the respected business daily Vedomosti said in a front-page editorial.

The islands are surrounded by rich fishing waters and believed to have promising offshore oil and natural gas reserves, plus gold and silver deposits. But the islands have suffered neglect and the population has plummeted since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, Japan's outrage may have been hammed up to score political points with nationalist voters at home, analysts said.


"The demarches to Russia are mainly designed for domestic consumption. The Kurils is one of those issues that can stir up Japanese society," Elgena Molodyakova told Vremya Novostei.

But in Japan, which also is trying to fight off Chinese claims over islands to its south, observers suggested a Russian-Chinese conspiracy to undermine Western influence in Asia.

"It's part of their strategic cooperation to keep the Japan-U.S. alliance in check," said Takehiko Yamamoto, a professor at Tokyo's Waseda University. He said Medvedev's visit was targeted at Japan as well as its alliance with the U.S.

Lukyanov disagreed. "This is not connected with China in this specific context, and there is certainly no agreement to squeeze Japan."

Among Russian observers there was a general consensus that fallout would be short-lived.

"Even if relations chill, it's only for a while," Valery Kistanov, a Far East expert at the Russian Academy of Sciences, told the mass-selling daily Komsomolskaya Pravda.

But it looks set to continue, at least for the foreseeable future.

Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara on Wednesday reasserted Japanese claims on the islands, warning Medvedev not to go back.

Russia in 2005 suggested that it would cede two of the islands, if Japan gave up its claim to the other two, but Japan has rejected that idea.

During his visit, Medvedev vowed to improve infrastructure on the islands and raise their standard of living to one commensurate with the rest of Russia.


news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101103/ap_on_re_eu/eu_japan_russia_islands


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12:39 AM - Nov 04, 2010 #12



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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It might not be empty talk from the Japanese as we make out to be. I think there is an international law that if a country does not stake its claim to a disputed land for 50 years, then that piece of land is no longer disputed and the country that stopped claiming it loses it.
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1:15 AM - Nov 04, 2010 #13



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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Kyushu is ours, so is Hokkaido... Fvck that, we should just lay claim to their entire island.

That pretty much goes along what they've been doing for the last few decades regarding the Kuril Islands, Dokdo, and Diaoyu Islands. China, Russia, and Korea should team up and triple fvck the Japs, it's what these masochistic perverts probably want anyways LOL



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4:22 AM - Nov 04, 2010 #14



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Kurils, defying Japan's warnings not to visit the disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan immediately described Mr Medvedev's visit to Kunashir Island as "regrettable".

Earlier, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that Mr Medvedev was free to visit any Russian region he chose.

The islands have been under Moscow's control since the end of World War II.

The islands are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils. Japan calls them the Northern Territories.

The Jiji news agency quoted a senior Japanese foreign ministry official as saying the Russian ambassador would be summoned in protest at the visit.
'Hurt feelings'

On Monday, Mr Medvedev became the first Russian leader to set foot on the Kuril Islands.

In Kunashir, he is expected to meet local residents and visit construction sites.

His visit comes shortly before his planned trip to Japan for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in mid-November.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Kan reiterated Japan's stance on the four Kuril Islands.

"Those four northern islands are part of our country's territory, so the president's visit is very regrettable," he said.

Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara warned that any such visit would "hurt the feelings of the Japanese people".

The territorial dispute has strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow ever since World War II, preventing the signing of a formal peace treaty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11663241

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don't worry.


when the next Sino-Nippon war starting , we'll nukes japan in the second day!


you can get all you want!



solve the japan trouble forever.


USA, Russia,Korea,China and many so on, all happy!

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