Northern Territories and Beyond: Russian, Japanese, and American Perspectives


In this edited collection diplomats, academic researchers, and journalists survey modern Russian-Japanese relations. An attempt is made to go back to the origins of the conflict in their relations, to analyze their current status, and to propose an agenda for the future. The authors argue that the problems Moscow and Tokyo inherited from the decades of the Cold War cannot be resolved through a narrow bilateral approach and will require constructure U.S. participation. The problem of the Northern Territories is examined in the context of the North Pacific regional security environment. The authors explore the prospects for cooperative regional engagement, a nuclear build-down in the North Pacific, and possible involvement of the UN in the resolution of the territorial dispute.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Saburo Okita
  • Minoru Takahashi
  • Raymond L. Garthoff
  • Alexander N. Panov
  • Matthew J. Ouimet
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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