Japan and Russia started negotiations Monday over Tokyo’s fishing quota for salmon and trout spawned in Russian rivers, a move seen as controversial because Tokyo has to pay a fishery rights fee to Moscow despite the country being hit by international sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.
It is not known whether the two governments can strike a deal in the virtual talks, as Russia opposes the sanctions imposed by Japan, the United States, Europe and other parties.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.