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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday said he will seek an alternative to a visa-free visit program to the Russia-controlled, Japan-claimed islands off Hokkaido, as it remains stalled since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Kishida made the remarks when he met with Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki and a group of former residents of the islands, who called for the program’s resumption.

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