National Rally to Demand Russia the Return of the Northern Territories

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Febraury 7, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – A national rally was held to demand Russia the return of the Northern Territories. The Northern Territories – four Kuril islands off the eastern coast of Hokkaido, Japans northernmost main island – have been the center of a Japan-Russo dispute over their sovereignty since the end of World War II. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda addresses the national rally in downtown Tokyo to demand Russia the return of the Northern Territories. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)