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The Issue of the Kurile Islands between Russia and Japan:A Case of the San Francisco Peace Treaty

CHOI TAI-KANG 1

1한림대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper will be examined the issue of the disposition of the Kurile Islands in the San Francisco Peace Treaty. Why did the territorial problem between Japan and USSR come to be left unresolved in the Treaty? This paper will be given the answer why both sides can not so far sign a peace treaty since the end of the Second World War. In tracing the origins of the current dispute, the point of departure is the secret agreement among the Allies in Yalta in February 1945. The issue of the Kuriles Islands was set in place. Although the Cold War intervened the resolve of the territorial issues between Japan and USSR, with post-cold war era Japan-Russia countries do not still resolve this issue without the foreign intervention, especially USA. The Cold War wedge left between Japan and the USSR remains to this date.

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