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Abe abandons June timeline for Japan-Russia peace treaty: sources

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If you keep going into negotiations with the exact same position and no new concessions it is logical that nothing will happen.

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To be honest, a waste of time since Russia has no intention of giving up land and Japan has no intention of stopping to ask for it.

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Loser

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This issue will remain for generations. Possibly until the next major war when Japan will take them back. That could be 100 years from now. Assuming the planet remains viable for human life that long.

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Russia will not surrender those islands.

America still controls japan.

Russians don't want to see US bases on those islands

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It's strange that Russia takes this position -- whereas with Germany, Russia gave back East Germany and Berlin enough though Russia lost many more people fighting Germany during WW2, 26 million, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties_of_the_Soviet_Union

Compared with the few casualties killed by Japanese during WW2, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Japanese_War, (Russia claims 87 thousand).

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There shouldn't be a peace treaty between Japan and Russia if the Russians refused to return 4 Japanese Island which Russian illegally occupied.

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f you keep going into negotiations with the exact same position and no new concessions it is logical that nothing will happen.

And who do you suggest should be making the new concessions? Japan? Why must it always be Japan to make the concessions? Why not Russia?

It's interesting that a third independent party, the European Parliament, in the resolution “Relations between EU, China and Taiwan and Security in the Far East”, adopted on July 7, 2005, called on Russia to return to Japan the “occupied” South Kuril Islands.

Of course, Putin ignored the resolution.

It's strange that Russia takes this position -

Not really strange, just protective of territorial claims. Looking at a map of the region, the Kuril islands are strategic to Russia. Russian control and sovereignty over the islands guarantees a safe access through the Sea of Okhotsk to the Pacific Ocean for the Russian Navy. That's why they have been building military installations on the islands they occupy. Russia wants to expand its presence in the Pacific Ocean and strengthen its involvement in East Asian affairs.

A Russian military naval activity in the Pacific Ocean region north of mainland Japan, coupled with Chinese naval activities in the China Seas region south of the mainland Japan should be a major concern to Japan and the U.S.

The only solution is the return of the islands with Russian bases still on the islands. Japan has surrender soverentry of Okinwa to the Americans. It can do the same with the northern territories.

Is Japan so desperate for a peace treaty with Russia that Japan is willing to give up its territories where there is dispute? First those two remaining islands. What's next, renewed claim on Hokkaido? After Japan surrenders those islands, what if China renews its claims on Senkaku and Ryukyu Islands? Should Japan surrender sovereignty of those islands as well? Are you that willing for Japanese citizens to living under foreign occupation again?

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When will Abe go into negotiations with Washington to regain Japanese sovereignty from the US. When will occupying US forces leave Japan? Mainland Japan is disputed territory between the Japanese people and Washington.

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The only solution is the return of the islands with Russian bases still on the islands. Japan has surrender soverentry of Okinwa to the Americans. It can do the same with the northern territories.

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