"Northern Territories" and Beyond: Russian, Japanese, and American Perspectives

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James E. Goodby, Vladimir I. Ivanov, Nobuo Shimotomai
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - 368 ページ
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In this edited collection diplomats, academic researchers, and journalists survey modern Russian-Japanese relations. An attempt is made to go back to the origins of the conflict in their relations, to analyze their current status, and to propose an agenda for the future. The authors argue that the problems Moscow and Tokyo inherited from the decades of the Cold War cannot be resolved through a narrow bilateral approach and will require constructure U.S. participation. The problem of the Northern Territories is examined in the context of the North Pacific regional security environment. The authors explore the prospects for cooperative regional engagement, a nuclear build-down in the North Pacific, and possible involvement of the UN in the resolution of the territorial dispute.

The dissolution of the Soviet Union raised hopes for a rapid improvement of Japanese-Russian relations. This is important to both global and regional stability, peace, and security in Northeast Asia, and to Russia's transition to new relations with the West. Both Russia and Japan are in the process of domestic change and have weak political leadership. Yeltsin's visit to Tokyo in October 1993 was a cause for relief and for hope as the two nations discussed their common concerns. However, the Northern Territories remains a serious obstacle to improved relations. In this book an attempt is made to go back to the origins of the conflict in Japan-Russia relations, to discuss their current status, and to propose an agenda for the future.

There was a broad consensus among the diplomats, academic researchers, political analysts, and journalists whose writings are part of this collection. First, the problems Moscow and Tokyo inherited from the decades of Cold War cannot be resolved through a narrow bilateral approach and will require constructive U.S. participation. Second, the interconnection between bilateral, regional, and global trends created a new context for Moscow-Tokyo dialogue and cooperation. Third, the problem of the Northern Territories cannot be separated from the realities of the North Pacific regional security environment, which is still under the residual influence of the Cold War. The authors explore the prospects for cooperative regional engagement, a nuclear build-down in the North Pacific, and possible involvement of the UN in the resolution of the territorial dispute. Among the problems that require immediate attention, the writers focus on defense conversion, and dismantlement and disposing of nuclear weapons, and prospects for trilateral partnership that will serve the purpose of multilateral cooperation in the North Pacific/Northeast Asian region.

 

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The Northern Territories Southern Kuril Islands Dispute
5
A Diplomatic History of the Dispute
11
From Stalin to Brezhnev
27
Problems of the Neutrality Period
35
On the Historiographical Frontier
47
Japanese Perceptions of Russia
55
Russian Perceptions of Japan
63
Rethinking the Relationship 19861993
71
Environment and History
173
Russian Economic Reforms and Japan
183
How Japan Should Deal with Russia
191
Toward a New Era of RussianJapanese Relations
203
Regional Security and the Future of the Trilateral Relationship
215
New Opportunities for RussianJapanese Normalization
219
New Priorities for AsiaPacific Security
223
Regional Security Context
237

From Gorbachev to Yeltsin
75
Shintaro Abes Creative Diplomacy
83
The Debate before the Summit
93
Continuing Stalemate
103
Japans Russia Policy and the October 1993 Summit
119
Overcoming the Psychological Impasse
127
Beyond the Cold War
133
The Territorial Dispute in the PostCold War International Context
137
An Age of Upheaval
145
Paths to Resolution of the Territorial Dispute
153
Natural Resources of the Disputed Area
161
Naval and Other Forces in the Northwest Pacific
247
Japan Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation
257
Russia and the United StatesJapan Partnership
267
Nuclear Disarmament Nuclear Energy and Defense Conversion
283
Cooperative Security in Northeast Asia
293
Chronology of Events 19851994
313
Selected Bibliography
341
Index
353
About the Editors and Contributors
365
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xxvi ページ - Allies on condition that: 1. The status quo in Outer Mongolia (The Mongolian People's Republic) shall be preserved; 2. The former rights of Russia violated by the treacherous attack of Japan in 1904...
18 ページ - The United States has reached the conclusion after careful examination of the historical facts that the islands of Etorofu and Kunashiri (along with the Habomai islands and Shikotan which are a part of Hokkaido) have always been part of Japan proper and should in justice be acknowledged as under Japanese sovereignty.
13 ページ - The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine.
xxiv ページ - Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Kurile Islands, and to that portion of Sakhalin and the islands adjacent to it over which Japan acquired sovereignty as a consequences of the Treaty of Portsmouth of September 5, 1905.
xxvii ページ - The Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Japan and Russia having been annulled by the war, the Imperial Governments of Japan and Russia engage to adopt as the basis...
16 ページ - State, agrees to transfer to Japan the Habomai Islands, and the island of Shikotan, the actual transfer of these islands to Japan to take place after the conclusion of a Peace Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan.
15 ページ - Some question has been raised as to whether the geographical name "Kurile Islands" mentioned in article 2 (c) includes the Habomai Islands. It is the view of the United States that it does not. If, however, there were a dispute about this, it could be referred to the International Court of Justice under article 22.
23 ページ - As part of such advice and consent the Senate states that nothing the treaty contains is deemed to diminish or prejudice, in favor of the Soviet Union, the right, title, and interest of Japan, or the Allied Powers as defined in said treaty, in and to South Sakhalin and its adjacent islands, the Kurile Islands, the Habomai Islands, the island of Shikotan...
xxvi ページ - Using the same criteria, it also is fair to ask what the heroic American narrative of the end of the war neglects. At the simplest level, the popular triumphal narrative tends to neglect events and developments that are deemed important in the scholarly literature on the bombs. The entry of the Soviet Union into the war against Japan...
xxiv ページ - the draft... confines itself to a mere mention of the renunciation by Japan of rights, title and claims to these territories and makes no mention of the historic appurtenance of these territories and indisputable obligation on the part of Japan to recognize the sovereignty of the Soviet Union over these parts of the territory" and criticized the Treaty as denying the rights claimed by the Soviet Government.

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著者について (1995)

JAMES E. GOODBY is Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a Jennings Randolph Distinguished Fellow, the United States Institute of Peace.

VLADIMIR I. IVANOV is with the Institute of World Economics and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

NOBUO SHIMOTOMAI is Professor at Hosei University, Tokyo.

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