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Sakhalin Gov. Alexander Khoroshavin said Saturday that Chinese and South Korean companies will join infrastructure development and farming projects on Etorofu and Kunashiri, two of the four disputed islands off Hokkaido also claimed by Japan, according to local reports.

Khoroshavin was quoted as saying it is the first case of foreign businesses taking part in Russian government development projects on any of the disputed islands, which also include Shikotan and the Habomai islet group. Collectively, the islands are known in Japan as the Northern Territories, and in Russia as the Southern Kurils.

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