Mapping the World: Kuril Islands

13 min

Available from March 16, 2017 at 9:32 am to April 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm

A volcanic archipelago in northern Japan, the Kuril Islands, have been administered by Russia since the end of the Second World War. In 2009, Japanese parliamentarians passed  a law reaffirming the sovereignty over the four islands close to Hokkaido, and demanding their restitution. A claim that the Russian government considers unacceptable.

  • Presenter:Jean-Christoph Victor
  • Country:France
  • Year:2016