• Kyodo


Japan and Russia have agreed to take further steps to resolve their territorial dispute regarding islands off Hokkaido after Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin is sworn into office in May.

Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, vowed to cooperate on the issue Wednesday during bilateral talks on the sidelines of a Group of Eight foreign ministers meeting, Japanese officials said.

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