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Japanese Foreign Ministry again called the southern Kuril Islands Japanese territory

Japanese Foreign Ministry again called the southern Kuril Islands Japanese territory
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The Japanese Foreign Ministry again called the Kuril Islands Japanese territory. This wording was made in the annual report on relations with other countries, the Blue Book on Diplomacy.

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi indicated that "the northern territories are islands to which the sovereignty of our country extends." According to Kommersant, last year this wording disappeared from the document, it was replaced by a softer one.

Northern territories in Japan are called the southern part of the Kuril Islands. Following the results of the Second World War, Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Habomai left Russia, however, in an Asian country they are considered their own and have repeatedly stated openly about it.

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