Former residents' trip to disputed Russian-held isles postponed

Jun 18, 2017

Former residents' trip to disputed Russian-held isles postponed

A homecoming trip scheduled for former Japanese residents of the Russian-controlled islands off Hokkaido was postponed Sunday due to poor weather, government officials said. About 70 people, including former islanders and their kin, are to be the first former residents to travel by air to ...

Apr 19, 2017

Russia to skip national youth event on Japan-claimed island

The Russian government will this year not hold a national youth event on a disputed island claimed by Japan, Alexander Bugayev, head of the Agency for Youth Affairs, has told a Russian media organization. In 2015 and 2016, the all-Russian youth education forum gathered on ...