Public lecture video by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on March 14, 2016. Speaker was James Brown, Associate Professor in Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus.
James Brown, Associate Professor at TUJ, discusses the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute over the Northern Territories on the occasion of the publication of his book “Japan, Russia, and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion” (Routledge, 2016).
The territorial dispute between Japan and Russia over the four islands has been an enduring obstacle to closer relations between the two powers. Despite the passage of more than seven decades, within Japan there remains a resilience of belief that the islands will eventually be returned.