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Nearly 17,300 Japanese residents were evicted by Soviet troops who seized the islands of Kunashiri (Kunashir), Etorofu (Iturup), Shikotan and Habomai in the closing days of World War II. These islands, collectively known in Japan as the Northern Territories, and in Russia as the Southern Kurils, are the reason Japan and Russia have yet to enter a peace treaty 73 years after the war.

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