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Japan made the mistake of first attacking Russia back in 1904.

Russia seized the islands as payback.

There is no dispute.

Japan lost the islands due to aggression and caused the death of thousands of Russians.

Japan is entitled to zero...

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Russia. Close to the same population as Japan with 1000x the land mass, territory, land.

Russia, the eternal land, an Ocean on land size country.

Russia, Claiming Half of All The Antarctic, already has dozens of bases with soldiers station there.

2020 Russia, Claiming the entire Planet Of Venus.

Russia in 2050 Will claim all of the Universe and Everything that Exist in it.

Look at a map of the world... This country looks like a cancer, overgrown, oversized, too much of the Pie called Earth Going to small percentage of Russians.

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Kurisu

If Japan did nothing in 1904 Russia would have conquered all of Manchuria as they did. Had to give it back.

Korean Peninsula was next on the menu. Koreans speaking Russians and staying poor. That was the alternative future for you Koreans if Japan did nothing.

China was on the Menu as Well, before Japan attacked aggressive Russia, the Russians wanted Port Arthur, took land called Vladivostok today!

You Russians should be stopped! Japan standing up to Russia was a good thing!

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Shinzo Abe made a dumb mistake of accepting only 2 islands out of 4 because he thought that was the best way. In the end, he didn't get anything at all. The consequence of his action will be Russia using Abe's idiocy to pressure Japan not accepting any island concession - If Japan wants 4 islands or more back, Russia will use Abe's example to backtrack Japanese demands.

If Japan did nothing in 1904 Russia would have conquered all of Manchuria as they did. Had to give it back.

Soviet Union conquered Manchuria for a brief time from Japan in 1940s. People over there enjoyed their lives better than under Japanese rule for a moment, of course.

Korean Peninsula was next on the menu. Koreans speaking Russians and staying poor. That was the alternative future for you Koreans if Japan did nothing.

Koreans will likely disagree with your statement. South Korea was developed under the American guidance, not Japanese help alone.

You Russians should be stopped! Japan standing up to Russia was a good thing!

Depend if you have the strength to do it. Even the USA can't do anything, when Russians openly instigate aggression near Alaska or conquered Crimea of Ukraine. If Japan stupidly attack Russians in Sakhalin Island tomorrow, the Russians would be gladly acquiring Hokkaido for their expansion pack. The USA will unlikely interfere at all.

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kurisupisuToday  07:19 am JST

Japan made the mistake of first attacking Russia back in 1904.

With the full support and backing of the US and UK.

Russia seized the islands as payback.

Taken after Japan declared surrender and seized In violation of the WWII Allied declarations that only islands taken by Japan through war or greed would be taken away. These islands became Japanese through a negotiated Treaty with Russia in 1855. They were never taken by war.

There is no dispute.

For the above reason, the US, UK and European Parliament consider them to be Japanese territory illegally occupied by Russia. Bet your bum there's a dispute.

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Why is Japan having all these problems,???. Same problem with China and now Russia ???. PLEASE have the decency to give back, what is not Japan's w

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Obscene and disgusting behavior by the Russian government. These 4 islands are inalienable Japanese territory. Simple as that. The democracies of the world almost universally recognize the islands as Japan's. Time for the Russians to either a) vacate the islands, or b) allow joint development with Japan (ex big eco-resorts, hotels and fisheries) for 10 years, after which they revert to Japanese ownership.

Putin, the murderous, corrupt, evil despot, is simply doing this to antagonize PM Suga.

Sick and tired of FOUR of Japan's neighbors constantly bullying and picking on Japan.

 If Japan stupidly attack Russians in Sakhalin Island tomorrow, the Russians would be gladly acquiring Hokkaido for their expansion pack. The USA will unlikely interfere at all.

The US has Japan's back, FACT, and Russia and Russian people would cease to exist overnight, with the firepower the US would rain down on Russia.

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The Amur Tiger in the leash of The Bear non-chalantly watches the cat in the flowers playing.

If Japan truly believes it owns those Islands..and I mean the Southern Kurils...then I dare it to even do the "tricks" it does in Dokdo or Diao yu. I can't wait for them to display their " Nihonjinron " or " Yamatodamashi " there. I'm waiting.

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