Dec 16, 2016

A step forward for Japan-Russia ties

The summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin helped set the stage for future efforts to resolve the long-standing territorial row.

Dec 15, 2016

The islands at the heart of Japan-Russia dispute

Known as the Northern Territories by Japan and the Southern Kurils by Russia, the string of desolate volcanic islands off Hokkaido are at the heart of a feud between the two countries dating back to World War II. As Russian President Vladimir Putin begins ...