Readers of Yahoo News Japan launched an active discussion because of the amenities Smoke.

The occasion was the news about the plans of the prefectural government of Hokkaido to organize the "air memorial tours" for relatives of ex-residents "Northern territories" (so in Japan called Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan group of uninhabited Islands). This decision was taken after the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus. The government will send a Charter flight along the waters closest to Japan of the Islands of Kunashir and Habomai route the Nemuro Peninsula — Shiretoko and back.

Some readers complained that the Kuril Islands will never become Japanese.

"Clear as day that these Islands are to us will never return," – wrote a commenter with the nickname abc1126.

A similar opinion was expressed by the visitor with the nickname nag.

"the Return to us of the "Northern territories" is no longer possible. So I think almost everyone," he said.

Some readers, in turn, urged to do everything to enter the Islands part of Japan.

"All 713 existing members of both houses of the Japanese Parliament! Fight to the death for the return to us of the "Northern territories" – posted by wxn.

In response, a user with the nickname tqk said, "Look at our deputies. Some of them are ready to fight for "Northern territory"? I think not. And the Islands we will not refund".

Other commentators argue that Tokyo can not get Kurils from the authorities.

So, the reader of cho called the policy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the issue of "complete failure".

"No results!" he said.

A user with the nickname h76 also argues that we need to demand from the authorities actions.

"I also want to return to the "Northern territories". But than just shouting "Give us back the Islands!" it is better to scream our government "Make us returned the Islands!" – writes h76.

"can not Retreat a single step" – it was supported by rbn.

There were those who called to pay attention to internal problems. In particular, the user tadami claims that shortly Hokkaido can be "Chinese-occupied".

Kuril issue

Moscow and Tokyo many decades trying to conclude a peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war. The main obstacle to this remains the issue of belonging of the South Kuril Islands after the end of conflict the entire archipelago became part of the Soviet Union, but Tokyo disputes ownership of the Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and group of uninhabited Islands, which in Japan is called "Northern territory".

The position of Moscow consists that Southern Kuriles became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the war and the Russian sovereignty over them, which has a corresponding international��the bottom of the legal formalization, can not be doubted.

In 2018, Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe agreed to accelerate the negotiation process on the conclusion of a peace Treaty between the two countries.