Accession Number:

AD0751598

Title:

The Northern Territorial Issue,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The paper presents the historical background and current status of the dispute between Japan and the Soviet Union over several islands northeast of Hokkaido known collectively to the Japanese as the Northern Territories. The history of the Northern Territories is traced from their early settlement by migratory tribes through their occupation by Soviet troops at the end of World War 2. The paper discusses the subsequent conflict between the USSR and Japanese governments over the rightful possession of the Northern Territories. In view of recent economic and political movements by the two governments, it is stated that the territorial issue will be reopened and that a compromise solution may be achieved. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE