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Karafuto-icon Karafutoball (commonly called South Sakhalinball) was a colonial prefecture of Japanese-Empire-icon Japanese Empireball after the Russo-Japanese War on southern Sakhalin-icon Sakhalin island from 1905 to 1945.

Through the Treaty of Portsmouth, the portion of Sakhalin-icon Sakhalin Island south of 50°N became a colony of Japanese-Empire-icon Japanese Empireball in 1905. In 1907, the prefecture of Karafuto-icon Karafuto was established, with its capital at Ōtomari (now Korsakov) in 1905, and later Toyohara (now Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) in 1907. In 1945, with the defeat of Japanese-Empire-icon Japan in World War II, Karafuto-icon Karafuto was occupied by Soviet troops and its Japanese administration ceased to function. Karafuto-icon Karafuto Prefecture was formally abolished as a legal entity on June 1, 1949. Since 1951, the southern part of Sakhalin has been a part of Sakhalin-icon Sakhalin Oblast in Russia-icon Russiaball.


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