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Japanese tour to disputed islets put off at Russia's request

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Stop dreaming, the Russians wont let you get back or even touch it !

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the six-day tour by 50 Japanese people, including government officials, of Kunashiri and Etorofu -- two of the four disputed islands -- from Friday to Oct 16 under a visa-free program

If they have specifically chosen 50 Japanese people its the same as them having a visa. Visa free? No. They have one its just not inked into their passports. God but people are delusional.

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Japan has maintained that the islands, which also include Shikotan and the Habomai islet group, were illegally seized by Russia following Tokyo's surrender in World War II on Aug 15, 1945. Moscow, however, sees the seizure as a legitimate outcome of the war.

Russia told Japan on Tuesday that it wanted to reschedule the six-day tour by 50 Japanese people, including government officials, of Kunashiri and Etorofu --

Russia TOLD Japan.....

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Comprehensive thumbnail history of the Kuril Islands dispute: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands_dispute

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