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Japan team wraps up survey on joint projects with Russia on disputed isles

National Oct 5, 2018

Japan team wraps up survey on joint projects with Russia on disputed isles

A public-private research team on Japan-Russia joint economic activities on disputed northwestern Pacific islands returned to Nemuro, Hokkaido, on Friday after completing its on-site survey. "We have finished discussing the planned activities in all five areas (prioritized in the bilateral project)," Eiichi Hasegawa, special adviser ...

Japan to avoid direct support for U.S. strike on Syria: sources

National Apr 13, 2018

Japan to avoid direct support for U.S. strike on Syria: sources

Japan plans to avoid expressing direct support for actual U.S. military action against Syria, in an attempt to avoid damaging negotiations with Russia over a decadeslong territorial row, government sources said Thursday. Japan will only support U.S. President Donald Trump's "resolve" to prevent any further ...

National / Politics Nov 30, 2017

Russia to deploy anti-ship missiles to Kurils: report

The Russian military plans to deploy anti-ship missiles to the Kuril Islands, the Russian newspaper Izvestia has reported, in a move likely to impact an ongoing territorial dispute between Moscow and Tokyo. The deployment of the Bal and Bastion missile systems to two islands in ...