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Chishima Islands dispute

disagreement between Japan and Russia over sovereignty of the South Kuril Islands

The Chishima Islands dispute is a territorial issue between Japan and Russia about the Chishima Islands (Ja: 千島列島 Ru: Kuril Islands). The Japanese government is asking for the restoration from Etorofuto island, Habomai islands, Kunashir island, and the Shikotan island which are under the control of Russia.