Monday, November 1, 2010

Russia-Japan Tension Rises Over Medvedev's Visit To Kuril Islands

More Turf Wars For Japan After Russia's Medvedev Visits Disputed Kuril Islands -- Christian Science Monitor

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the Kuril Islands Monday, ruffling Japan, which also claims what it calls the Northern Territories. Japan has recently sparred with China over disputed islands.

President Dmitry Medvedev has triggered a huge diplomatic flap with Japan, with whom Russia is still officially at war. He ruffled Japan by staging a visit Monday to the disputed Southern Kuril Islands, four tiny specks of land seized by the Red Army in 1945 and claimed by Japan as its own "Northern Territories."

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More News On The Russian - Japanese Dispute of The Kuril Islands

US backs Japan on Russian leader's visit to disputed isles -- AFP
Snap analysis: Russia scolds Japan with disputed island visit -- Reuters
Medvedev trip puts focus on islands dispute -- Financial Times
Kuril islands dispute between Russia and Japan -- BBC
Japan Protests Russian President's Visit to Disputed Isle -- Voice of America
Japan summons Russian ambassador over Kuril islands visit -- The Telegraph
Medvedev’s Milestone Kurils Trip Irks Japan -- Moscow Times
All the Rage in Japan: Territorial Disputes -- Wall Street Journal
Factbox: Japan and Russia's territorial spat -- Reuters

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