Aug 14, 2014

U.S. recognizes Japan's sovereignty over Russian-held isles: official

The United States recognizes Russian-held islands off Japan’s northernmost main island as belonging to Japan, a U.S. official said Wednesday, speaking in connection with Russian military drills conducted in the disputed territory earlier this week. “The United States recognizes Japanese sovereignty over these islands,” ...

Feb 7, 2014

Abe leaves for Sochi opening fete

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Friday for Sochi, Russia, to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and meet President Vladimir Putin with the aim of accelerating the negotiations over the bilateral territorial dispute. Abe met with Putin four times last year. His ...