Japan offers Russia to refuse compensation on the Kuril Islands

Japan offers Russia to refuse compensation on the Kuril Islands

Japan is in the process of negotiating a peace Treaty with Russia intends to propose to her to abandon the mutual right to claim any compensation related to the southern Kuril Islands. On Tuesday, January 8, reported the newspaper Yomiuri.

We are talking about compensation for former Japanese residents of the Kurils, which were forced to leave the island. Now they we have around six thousand people.

It is reported that the Japanese government is prepared itself to compensate former residents of the South Kuril Islands the loss of property and land in the Islands in order not to complicate the negotiations with Moscow.

Japan and Russia still have not signed a peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war because of a dispute about the ownership of the Islands of Kunashir, Iturup and the Small Kuril ridge, which joined the Union after the war. Japan continues to consider them as its “Northern territories.” While the Japanese side insisted on signing the Treaty through the solution of the territorial problem.

On 14 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to intensify Russian-Japanese talks on peace Treaty based on the Joint Declaration of 19 October 1956.