Tokyo for the talks with Moscow should designate a position according to which all the Kuril archipelago is “Japanese territory.” About it in interview to the newspaper “Yomiuri” said the head of the opposition Communist party of Japan Kazuo FIC.
Politician calls “unfair” the San Francisco peace Treaty concluded after World war II, because in it Japan renounced claims to the Kuril Islands.
Kazuo Sii believes that the country can “get” the Islands of the southern Kuril ridge, if you start to apply including and the Northern part of the archipelago.
“We need to correct this injustice and cancel the peace Treaty, which recognizes the rejection of the archipelago (Kuril archipelago — Approx. ed.)”, — the politician noted.
Japan claims the southern Kurile Islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai, referring to bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. In 1956 the USSR and Japan signed a Joint Declaration in which Moscow has agreed to consider the possibility of transfer of Japan of the Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of a peace Treaty, and the fate of Kunashir and Iturup are not affected.
Later the negotiations failed, the peace Treaty after the Second world war and was not signed. The position of Moscow consists that Southern Kuriles became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal design, not subject to doubt.
Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia and Japan in Singapore on 14 November 2018, the Japanese Prime Minister said that the sides agreed to accelerate negotiations on a peace Treaty based on the Joint Declaration of 1956. It was a serious concession on the part of Japan, because until now, its official position was to demand the transfer of Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Habomai, and only then, is the conclusion of a peace Treaty.