The Foreign Desk

Explainer 37: Japan and Russia’s dispute over the Kuril Islands

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12 October 2016

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In December Russian president Vladimir Putin will fly to Nagato for a summit with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Ending Tokyo’s longstanding dispute with Moscow over the southern Kuril Islands will be a top priority. We discuss why.

12 October 2016

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