Hokkaido is less densely populated than Japan's main island, Honshu, home to the country's capital, Tokyo, but officials said tsunamis from an earthquake in the Chishima
trench could affect both islands.
The Japanese name for the Kuriles is Chishima
Rettoo, which translates as the "Thousand Islands.
Es decir, aterrizaron en Etorofu el 28 de septiembre de 1945 y continuaron su ataque incluso despues de que el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Shigemitsu Mamoru, firmara los documentos de rendicion el 2 de septiembre, ya habian llegado a los islotes Habomai y culminaron la ocupacion, que incluia las islas Chishima
(las Kuril propiamente dichas).
For instance, the Treaty of the Exchange of Karafuto and Chishima
in 1875, concluded between Russia and Japan, prompted the two states to settle the national affiliations of the native people in those regions (Egawa et al.
Compensation for fighting the Japanese in Manchukuo, Karafuto and Chishima
promised to be considerable -- South Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands were to become Russian once more.
During Wednesday's meeting, Hatoyama also said that in the bilateral summit, Medvedev said Russia would not be adamant about the Yalta agreement and the Potsdam Declaration, the former of which stipulated that the Soviet Union would enter the war against Japan on the condition that the Kuril Islands, known in Japan as the Chishima
Islands, be handed over to it.
58 which had drifted off the northern part of the Chishima
islands chain in northern Japan are safe, according to both agencies.
We hope that Japanese and Russians will create the future of the islands together by overcoming difficulties,'' added Suzuki, who is also vice director general of the Union of Dwellers in Chishima
and Habomai Islands.
An estimated 182 Koreans were among the 956 people who died when the Imperial Japanese Army ship Taihei Maru sank off the Chishima
Islands chain (Kuril Islands chain) during World War II, the government said Friday.