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The Kurillian Knot: A History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations

Hiroshi Kimura


This book provides an answer to the mystery of why no peace treaty has yet been signed between Japan and Russia after the more than sixty years since the end of World War Two. The author, an authority on Japanese–Russian diplomatic history, was trained at the Russian Institute of Columbia University. This volume contributes to the understanding of not only the intricacies of bilateral relations between Moscow and Tokyo, but, more generally, of Russia's and Japan's modes of foreign policy formation. The author also discusses the U.S. factor, which helped make Russia and Japan distant neighbors, ... More

Keywords: peace treaty, Japan, Russia, World War Two, diplomatic history, Russian Institute, Columbia University, bilateral relations, Moscow, Tokyo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758352
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hiroshi Kimura, author