The government of Japan will try to arouse students interest in the territorial dispute with Russia
TOKYO, December 30. /TASS/. The government of Japan intends to arouse students interest in the territorial dispute with Russia over the “Northern territories” (so in Japan called the southern part of the Russian Kuril Islands).
On Saturday writes the leading Japanese newspaper “Yomiuri”.
It is noted that pupils in secondary and high school students from across the country will be directed to a special educational tours in the Northern Japanese city closest to the southern part of the Kuril Islands, in particular in the city of Nemuro and the village Betsukai. There students will be able to mingle with the locals and to inspect the “Northern territories” from the sea.
It is expected that all costs for such visits are planned from summer to autumn, will be covered from the state budget. With this program the Japanese authorities hope to arouse in the younger generation a lively interest in the territorial dispute with Russia, the newspaper said.
Moscow and Tokyo many decades conducting consultations with the aim of developing a peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war. The main obstacle to this is the issue of membership of the southern part of the Kuril Islands: after the war, the entire archipelago was incorporated into the Soviet Union, but Japan disputes ownership of the Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and group of Islands, which in Japan is called Habomai. As repeatedly stated by the Russian foreign Ministry, the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal design, not subject to doubt.