What is written on page 169 in “Reality of Postwar History” by Mr. Ukeru Magosaki is as follows:
“As a matter of fact, the two northern islands, Kunashiri and Etorofu, of the northern territories were given to the Soviet Union in the final days of World War II by the U.S. in return for its participation of war against Japan. And then, after the outbreak of the Cold War, the U.S. opposed the return of the two islands to the Soviet Union to purposely make it impossible to resolve the northern territories issue. This is because the U.S. intended to leave seeds of conflict to prevent the two countries from building friendly relations. Are you surprised?”
This is the routine activity of the U.S. This is justice for the U.S.
English translation of an excerpt of a Japanese article: We’ll Have a Strong Northernly Wind Soon – August 23, 2012
Secret Pact on “Northern Territories Issue” between U.S. and Foreign Ministry
Although with regard to the Senkaku islands territorial dispute, Japan is historically in a weak position, the talks on the dispute have been kept on the shelf though Japan has effective control of the islands, which was enabled by bilateral diplomatic efforts for normalization of Japan-China diplomatic relations and Deng Xianoping’s decision.
The U.S. military-industrial complex, which fishes in troubled waters by capitalizing the border issue to create tension and conflict between the two countries, made Japan break international customary practices through Maehara, a student of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management.
And now they try to ignite public sentiment of both countries by escalated breach of practices; allowing forced landing by Hong Kong activists and tacitly approving of landing by Japanese.
Basic stance on the Senkaku (Uotsurijima) dispute
“Northern Territories issue” is the example in which the adverse party has effective control of the islands.
The two countries have historically different processes.
This is the same mechanism in which the U.S. fishes in troubled waters by having Japan and Soviet Union (later Japan and Russia) conflict with each other. Interests of the Foreign Ministry are associated with this.
Due to defeat in war, Japan had the Kurile Islands abandoned under the Yalta Agreement, the Potsdam Declaration and the San Francisco Treaty. However, in the negotiations with the Soviet Union after the war, the Soviet Union allowed Japan to have a chance to negotiate with it under the condition of conclusion of a peace treaty.
However, in the midst of U.S.-Soviet Union confrontation, the U.S. started saying “Kunashiri and Etorufu are not part of the Kurile islands.”
The Japan’s Foreign Ministry was not able to say “Not part of the Kurile islands” but seized the opportunity to switch over to “the return of all four islands as a package.”
Appropriate coverage or commentary on this issue remains to be given. This is because it is impossible to do so.
Unless a strange quibble “Kunashiri and Etorofu are not part of the Kurile islands” is acknowledged, “return of the four islands as a package” is impossible.
Therefore, Habomai and Shikotan issues were unresolvable.
Thus, “Northern Territories issue” has become eternally guaranteed job for the Foreign Ministry.
Mr. Muneo Suzuki, who once tried to improve the Japan-Russia relations with the perspective of “possible chance to have negotiation on return of the two countries” the former Soviet Union showed, had his political career lost by the U.S. and the Ministry, and mass media and prosecutors.