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Japan has for many years contested the ownership of Islands.

The Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and group of Islands Habomai (Southern Kuril Islands) are part of Japan on the official website of the Olympic games in 2020, according to RBC.

On the interactive map plotted points through which the route will pass the Olympic flame across the country. Clicking on the plot map, it is possible to consider the specific localities where planned celebrations in honor of the upcoming Games. The area of South Kuril Islands to increase not.

Japan has for many years disputed the belonging of the Kuril Islands. This question is connected with the end of the Second world war and the signing of a peace Treaty between the two countries.

Japan has sought the return of the four Islands, calling them by their Northern territories. Tokyo’s position is that a peace Treaty cannot be concluded without resolving the territorial issue. Russia, by contrast, insists that you must first be signed a contract and only then can we resume the discussion of territorial claims of Japan.

Tokyo always sensitive to actions of Moscow in relation to Smoking. Recently, Japan has protested Russia because of firing exercises in the area of Kunashiri and the visit of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on Iturup.

In response, the Russian foreign Ministry has summoned the Japanese Ambassador of Touchesa Kozuki and handed him a protest note because of the Japanese participating in the program of visa-free exchanges with the population Smoked.

Comments Japan “border attempt to interfere in the internal Affairs of Russia”, said the Ambassador at the foreign Ministry. And also reminded that the Kuril Islands are considered the sovereign territory of Russia in the Second world war.

In 2020, Tokyo will host the summer Olympics from July 24 to August 9.

RBC asked for comment by the official representative of the MFA of Russia Maria Zakharova.