The Japanese Foreign Ministry stated that the visit of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev on August 2, 2019 to the Kuril Islands «wounded the hearts of Japanese citizens». I just wonder WHY they should hurt them at all. They call these islands their «northern territories», they constantly complain literally about every fish caught near the islands and so on. But why do not they stop kicking themselves? In the end, they were not forced to participate in World War II except their own imperial ambitions.