China, Russia plans to develop the Kurils, Japan stunned

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  1. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Japan at odds over 3 fronts - S.Kuril in the north, Diaoyudao in the south, and Take Is. with S.Korea.

    Clearly Russia and China in concerted actions against Japan. China has drifted from previous stance of supporting Japan's claim over "Northern Territory". Good synergy to perpetuate Russia's control of the islands. In the Go game, Japan gets more and more isolated.


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    2011-2-16 10:35

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    At Tuesday's news briefing, Ma said the territorial row over the Northern Territories/Southern Kurils is a bilateral issue between Tokyo and Moscow.


    Japan's Sankei News said the joint development of China and Russia in the Northern Territories could create big hinder for the bilateral negotiation on peace treaty between Japan and Russia. Many Japanese netcitizens also criticized that Chinese companies fish in troubled waters.


    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said late on Tuesday that the China-Russian business cooperation would impair Japan's interest if the report is ture.


    For now, the report has yet got confirmed by parties involved the joint venture. Previously, Japan has rejected Moscow's offer of inviting Japanese firms to develop the disputed islands and it also expressed strong objection to any third country's participation in the development.


    Tokyo and Moscow have been at odds over the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri and Shikotan as well as the Habomai islet group, which were seized by the Soviet Union following Japan's surrender in World War II on Aug. 15, 1945.
     
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  3. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    there is neither permanent enemy nor permanent friend,but permanent national interest.

    When I was a middle school student, the geography textbooks in CHinese school all told students that the "northern islands" belonged to Japan.
     
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    Russian plan to deploy missiles on disputed islands 'regrettable' - Japan

    Russian plan to deploy missiles on disputed islands 'regrettable' - Japan


    Japan is concerned over Russia's plans to deploy missiles on a group of disputed islands, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Wednesday.
    Russian media quoted on Tuesday a high-ranking representative of Russia's General Staff as saying that Russia was planning to deploy Bastion missile systems with Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles on the disputed South Kuril Islands, known as the Northern Territories in Japan.
    "This is very regrettable," Edano told journalists in Tokyo. He added that Japan was following closely the "trends of Russia's military activities in the Far East."
    Russia's move comes as part of government plans to modernize armed forces in the country's Far East. The decision was taken after the long-standing territorial dispute between the countries escalated in November last year following a visit by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to one of the four South Kuril Islands.
    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan criticized Medvedev's trip as "inexcusable rudeness," sparking an angry reaction from the Kremlin.
    Earlier on Wednesday, Edano called for a more active political dialogue with Russia and warned against any arms race in the Asia-Pacific region.
    Japan's continued claim over the four Kuril Islands has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a formal peace treaty to end World War II hostilities. Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai lie at the end of a chain stretching from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula to the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
     

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