Student seeks Japan-Russia isle thaw

Feb 10, 2014

Student seeks Japan-Russia isle thaw

by Mizuho Aoki

For Yuki Nishida, 23, the Soviet Union and Russia had long been the frightening foes who seized Kunashiri Island, where his grandmother lived, after Japan’s World War II surrender. His 78-year-old grandmother routinely told Nishida about her agonizing days in 1945 when the Soviets ...