The Rising Sun over the Arctic Ocean There has been no time in modern history when political links between Moscow and Tokyo were friendly or partner-like. Since the end of WWII, the Southern Kuril Islands remain the key irritant to their bilateral relations. As a result, much of the potential for Russian-Japanese cooperation remains untapped, even as this cooperation gains ever more new facets, including the issue of the Arctic Ocean. What is Japan doing in the Arctic Ocean? Is it possible to leverage potential cooperation in that region to resolve the ...
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... impossibility of bridging the gap between the parties on the territorial issue under current conditions, and propose a kind of gentlemen’s agreement on the following conditions: Russia would complete a radical demilitarisation of the Southern Kuril Islands, and top Russian officials would refrain from visiting the islands, whereas the Japanese government will cease any actions that increased interest in the “northern territories” (public pronouncements by public officials which might unleash passions again and official support for various ceremonies, including those traditionally ...
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