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Author Williams, Brad, 1969-

Title Resolving the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute : Hokkaido-Sakhalin relations / Brad Williams
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 223 pages)
Series Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Contents Introduction : subnational governments as international actors --Tokyo, Moscow and the disputed islands -- Determinants of Russian and Japanese subnational diplomacy and the rise of the 'Sakhalin factor' -- Hokkaido-Sakhalin transnational relations -- The Sakhalin political elite and the South Kuril Islands -- Sakhalin public opinion and the South Kuril Islands -- Sakhalin's commercial environment and local trade -- Conclusion : Yeltsin, Putin and the 'Sakhalin factor'
Summary The unresolved territorial dispute between Japan and Russia over the South Kuril Islands/Northern Territories remains the largest obstacle to concluding a peace treaty and fully normalizing bilateral relations between the two nations. This book traces the evolution of transnational relations between subnational public authorities in Hokkaido and Sakhalin, examining the interrelationship between these ties and the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-216) and index
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Subject Diplomatic relations.
International law.
International relations.
LAW -- International.
Hokkaido (Japan) -- Relations -- Russia (Federation) -- Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ)
Japan -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Kuril Islands (Russia) -- International status
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Japan
Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia) -- Relations -- Japan -- Hokkaido
Japan -- Hokkaido.
Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Kuril Islands.
Russia (Federation) -- Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203960998