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A tourist from Japan was surprised at the abundance of signs in the Russian language during a trip to Sakhalin. Her impressions of the journey were published in the Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun.
“When are you coming around one Russian. I thought that there would be signs in Japanese, but it turned out that all the inscriptions on the Russian language”, — said the Japanese.
She also spoke about other impressions of the trip. She noted that the island has cultural ties with both Japan and Russia. In particular, on the island you can taste dishes of Russian and Hokkaido cuisine.
The Northern part of Sakhalin island and entered the Union after negotiations with Japan in 1925. The southern part of the island was transferred to the Soviet side at the end of the Second World war. However, the peace Treaty between Russia and Japan have not signed in for over 70 years. Tokyo does not recognize Russian sovereignty over the territory of the South Kuril Islands and insists on returning control of the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai.
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