Karafuto


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Karafuto

(ˌkɑːrɑːˈfuːtɔ)
n
(Placename) transliteration of the Japanese name for Sakhalin

Sa•kha•lin

(ˈsæk əˌlin, ˌsæk əˈlin)

n.
an island of the Russian Federation in the Sea of Okhotsk, N of Japan: formerly (1905–45) divided between the Soviet Union and Japan. 685,000; 29,100 sq. mi. (75,369 sq. km).
Japanese, Karafuto.
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While Ingram is promised that he can attend the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri (BB 63), DeWitt, in concert with the State Department, has an ulterior motive and sends Ingram to Karafuto (Sakhalin Island, according to Soviet maps) to defuse a Soviet attack on Hokkaido, the northernmost home island of Japan.
Stalin's Red Army nonetheless invaded the Chishima Islands, and has occupied them, Southern Karafuto (or Southern Sakhalin), and the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai - which had never been part of the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union at any point in history - ever since.
Joseph Stalin's Red Army nonetheless invaded the Chishima Islands, and has occupied them, Southern Karafuto (or Southern Sakhalin), and the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai -- which had never been part of the Russian empire or the Soviet Union at any point in history -- ever since.
In an editorial for the Toyo Keizai Shimpo (Eastern Economic Journal) in 1921, Ishibashi, then a journalist, called on the government to abandon its colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan and Karafuto (now Russia's Sakhalin) as a policy to be presented to a disarmament conference in Washington in the fall of that year.