Kurilsk on the island of Iturup, one of the Kuril Islands. Photo: AFP

Japan renews claim on Russia-held Kuril Islands in foreign policy report

  • Tokyo had refrained from claiming ownership of the islands last year amid hopes that a deadlock in the territorial dispute would be broken
  • The foreign ministry’s Diplomatic Bluebook also points to heightened tensions with South Korea and condemnation of Pyongyang
Topic |   Japan
Kurilsk on the island of Iturup, one of the Kuril Islands. Photo: AFP
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