Japanese Territory

 

March 1, 2001

Northern Territories

Joint Compendium of Documents on the History of Territorial Issue between Japan and Russia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

(Table of Contents)


  • Map of Japan from the Shoho period (1644)
  • "Sketches of the Sea Islands", I. Kozyrevsky (1713)
  • Instruction from the collegium of the Admiralty to G.I. Mulovsky (1787)
  • Effective Japanese administration of the four Northern Islands in the late 18th-early 19th centuries
  • Decree by Emperor Alexander I (1821)
  • Instruction from Emperor Nicholas I to Putiatin (1853)
  • Article 2 of the Treaty of Commerce, Navigation and Delimitation between Japan and Russia (1855)
  • Article 2 of the Treaty for the Exchange of Sakhalin for the Kurile Islands (1875)
  • Article 18 of the Treaty on Commerce and Navigation between Japan and Russia, and Declaration (1895)
  • Article 9 of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty (1905)
  • Article 2 of the Convention on Fundamental Principles for Relations between Japan and the USSR, and Declaration (1925)
  • Atlantic Charter (1941)
  • Declaration of the Soviet Government regarding a participation to the Atlantic Charter (1941)
  • Cairo Declaration (1943)
  • Roosevelt-Stalin meeting during the Yalta Conference (1945)
  • Yalta Agreement (1945)
  • Potsdam Declaration (1945)
  • Announcement from the Japanese Government (1945)
  • Neutrality Pact between Japan and the USSR (1941)
  • Announcement from the Soviet Government on the Denunciation of the Neutrality Pact (1945)
  • Announcement from the Soviet Government to the Government of Japan on the declaration of war (1945)
  • Memorandum from the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces to the Japanese Imperial Government (1946)
  • Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet on the Creation of the South-Sakhalin Province in the Khabarovsk Region (1946)
  • Statement of the Delegate of the USA, John Dulles, at the Conference in San Francisco (1951)
  • Statement of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR A.A. Gromyko, at the Conference in San Francisco (1951)
  • Statement of the Prime Minister of Japan, S. Yoshida, at the Conference in San Francisco (1951)
  • Articles 2 and 25 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty (1951)
  • Letter from the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Japanese Government, S. Matsumoto, to the USSR First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, A.A. Gromyko (1956)
  • Letter from the USSR First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, A.A. Gromyko, to the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of Japan, S. Matsumoto (1956)
  • Paragraph 9 of the Joint Declaration of Japan and the USSR (1956)
  • Memorandum from the Soviet Government to the Government of Japan (1960)
  • Memorandum from the Japanese Government to the Soviet Government (1960)
  • Japanese-Soviet Joint Communiqué (1973)
  • Japanese-Soviet Joint Communiqué (1991)
  • Letter from the President of the Russian Federation, B.N. Yeltsin, to the Russian People (1991)