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The Kurillian KnotA History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations$
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Hiroshi Kimura

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758352

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758352.001.0001

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The Yeltsin Years

The Yeltsin Years

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(p.103) Chapter 7 The Yeltsin Years
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The Kurillian Knot
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758352.003.0007

This chapter discusses the service of Boris Yeltsin, who appeared to be aiming to conclude a peace treaty without returning any of the islands, though his real intentions were not confirmed. Yeltsin's “Gorbachevization” was particularly clear in his policy toward Japan. The cancellation of Yeltsin's visit to Japan in 1992 sparked a resurgence of anti-Russian feeling among Japanese, and his state visit to Tokyo in autumn 1993 provided an important development in Russo-Japanese relations. His strategy toward Japan was basically the same as Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev's, namely, that facilitating an appropriate environment should come first, and it would be Russia that would decide when and whether it was achieved, thereby postponing the solution to the island issue as much as possible. Ryutaro Hashimoto's and Yeltsin's diametrically opposed proposals illustrated the vast gap between their two nations when it came to settling the dispute over the islands.

Keywords:   Boris Yeltsin, Gorbachevization, Tokyo, Russo-Japanese relations, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, Ryutaro Hashimoto

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