Aug 24, 2016

Japanese man gets OK to leave Russian-held isle

A Japanese man who was questioned by authorities on Russian-held Kunashiri Island has been cleared to return home, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. The interpreter had been kept on the island, one of four off Hokkaido that are claimed by Japan, during a visit ...

Jan 12, 2016

Former foreign minister passes Abe message to Putin

Former Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura has visited Moscow and passed a personal message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to President Vladimir Putin. Komura met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday morning and passed to him an envelope which he said contained a personal ...