“Dear Kuril Islands”, but we don’t get it: Japan needs a way out of crisis, not the island

«Дорогие Курилы», но мы их не получим: Японии нужен выход из кризиса, а не острова

The majority of respondents doubt that the issue of the Kuril Islands will be resolved favorably in the coming years. These are the results of a survey conducted recently in Japan. According to him, more than 80% of Japanese believe that the Kuril Islands issue will not be solved with the current premiere of Abe shinzō.

Held at the days news Agency Kyodo opinion poll of the population recorded growth in total support of the policies of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – among the supporters of the Prime Minister’s policy proved to be more than half the population of the country. However, the most important foreign policy issue of modern Japan – the issue of belonging Kuril Islands causing the Japanese sense of skepticism and misunderstanding. 88,2% of the respondents think that the current premiere issue of the Kuril Islands will not be resolved, and the Islands will remain part of Russia.

Such skepticism of the population of Japan caused not only by the tough stance of the Russian authorities in the Kuril issue – for example, acting Governor of the Sakhalin region Valery Limarenko said that the Kuriles belong to Russia, and any question of their transfer of Japan is discussed only in Tokyo, but gradually increasing dissatisfaction of the Japanese authorities by ordinary people in Japan.

The main characteristics of Japan, at the present stage, stagnant since the late 1980s the economy. For the Japanese economy is characterized by the absence of growth, associated with a stable value of the Japanese yen. This situation leaves the economy at the same level – the constant rate of the yen does not attract investors and production away from Japan to third world countries. An aging population reduces the number of workers and creates a burden on the economy. To cope with these problems Shinzo Abe has adopted and started to implement its own economic policy, nicknamed “Binomial” but his measures, in the form of issue of new masses of the yen, caused criticism in society, as they have increased possibility of corporate and sovereign default.

Questionable implementation of the state policy in the field of economy is in doubt and in government in General. Strong statements of Federal and regional authorities Russia only reinforce the awareness of the fact that the government, unable to cope with internal problems is unlikely to solve the problem of the external.