Hiroshi Oda

has thirteen sub-committees; paper and pulp, coal, raw materials for steel, natural gas, oil, non-ferrous metals, materials for pulp, timber, transporta- tion, technology transfer, finance, and prospecting of natural gas and oil on the Sakhalin continental shelf. On the occasion of the ninth joint

Irina Busygina and Mikhail Filippov

the size of market. 66 For instance, the unique energy-rich Sakhalin region at the Russian Far East is seen as a new gateway for the growing world demand for natural resources, and one of its most valuable Russia’s geographic assets – first of all in terms of its trade, energy production and

Financing the Russian Oil and Gas Sector

The Effects of International Law Instruments


proclaimed its sovereignty-that possibilities have appeared not only for all manner of hybrid project-financing schemes but also for pure-blooded ones in the oil and gas sector, with the organization of funding for the Sakhalin-2 project having set the first example of the latter type of arrangements in

Transnational Christian Activities in a Colonial Setting

A Case Study of the Overseas Missionary Work of the Nippon Seikôkai in the Japanese Empire 1895–1941

Andrew Hamish Ion

). This was missionary work to a disappearing community under linguistic and ethnic pressure from the surrounding majority, in microcosm similar to the NSKK work in Hokkaidô among the Ainu associated with John Batchelor (1855–1944). To work among the Ainu and other aborigines in Sakhalin was one of the

K.Y. Cherevko

the USSR did not meet international recognition for including Southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands into its territory. Yet Japan, as it was pointed out in official documents circulated by the Japanese Embassy in Moscow in 1992, "would never demand the territories it had renounced." There- fore, the


Yasuko Kouno and Nobuo Shimotomai

make final determinations on issues such as territory and compensation. And in practice the reformation of Japan would proceed under de facto US leadership. The Allies had agreed at the Yalta Conference of February 4–11, 1945 that Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands were to be transferred to the Soviet

Tsuneo Akaha

August 1945, when the Soviet Union entered the war against Japan. In the waning days of the war, the Soviets occupied all of the Kurile Islands and Sakhalin and took over the Japanese facilities used in the salmon, crab, and herring fisheries of these islands as well as those of the Kamchatka peninsula.3


Teruyuki Hara

, having cut through the front line, remained the only invading army. Moreover, in the summer of that year the Japanese army began a five-year occupation of northern Sakhalin, where all power was in the hands of a military administration. It should also be remembered that the area was also the location of

Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5

Volume 1: Centennial Perspectives

Edited by Rotem Kowner

Despite the growing number of publications on the Russo-Japanese War, an abundance of questions and issues related to this topic remain unsolved, or call for a reexamination. This 30-chapter volume, the first in the two-volume project Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, provides a comprehensive reexamination of the origins of the conflict, the various dimensions of the nineteen-month conflagration, the legacy of the war, and its place in the history of the twentieth century. Such an enterprise is not only timely but unique. It has benefited from a multinational team of thirty-two scholars from twelve nations representing a broad disciplinary background. The majority of them focus on topics never researched before and without exception provide a novel and critical view of the war. This reexamination is, of course, facilitated by a century-long perspective as well as an impressive assortment of primary and secondary sources, many of them unexplored and, in a number of cases, unavailable earlier.

countries. The disputes mostly date back to the turn of the twentieth century. Disputed islands include the northern Sakhalin Islands, claimed by Russia, the Senkaku Islands, claimed by both Taiwan and PRC, the Liancourt Rocks, known in Japanese as Takeshima and in Korean as Dokdo, and claimed by both North