Q. Kuril Islands, which is seen in news recently, is a disputed territory between which of the following countries?

[A] .Japan and China

[B] .Japan and North Korea

[C] Russia and Japan

[D] China and Vietnam

Answer: C

Kuril Islands are stretched from the Japanese island of Hokkaido to the southern tip of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula separating Okhotsk Sea from the North Pacific Ocean.

The Kuril Islands dispute between Japan and Russia is over the sovereignty of South Kuril Islands. These islands are claimed by Japan but occupied by Russia as the successor state of the Soviet Union. Japan calls the Islands as Northern Territories and Russia as the South Kuril.

Source: The Diplomat