Japan to conduct trial tour to Russian-held isles from Wednesday

National Oct 8, 2019

Japan to conduct trial tour to Russian-held isles from Wednesday

A trial sightseeing tour to two of four Russian-held islands off Hokkaido at the center of a decadeslong territorial row between Tokyo and Moscow will take place between Wednesday and Oct. 16, the Japanese government has said. Around 50 Japanese nationals will participate in the ...

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

National Sep 17, 2019

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

The government plans to build a central database to strengthen the monitoring of remote islands that define Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, according to sources. The database will list basic information on the remote islands together with image data from satellites, aerial photography ...