Chishima


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Chishima

(ˌtʃiːʃiːˈma)
n
(Placename) the Japanese name for the Kuril Islands
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In the 19th century, Japan conceded claims to Sakhalin Island in return for control of the entire Kuril Island chain (known as the Chishima.
In the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, Japan renounced all claims to the Kuril Islands, known in Japan as the Chishima Islands.
The typhoon is expected to weaken into a temperate-zone cyclone by Tuesday after moving in the direction of the Chishima Islands, also known as the Kuril Islands, which separate the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean, the agency said.
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.