Japan-Russia visa-free program to be put off amid coronavirus scare

National Apr 3, 2020

Japan-Russia visa-free program to be put off amid coronavirus scare

The start of this year's visa-free exchange program between Japan and Russia is set to be postponed amid the coronavirus crisis, Japanese government sources said Thursday. The Russian side is concerned that the new coronavirus could be brought to Russian-held northwestern Pacific islands covered by ...

Russia slams Japan's National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty

National / Politics Jan 29, 2020

Russia slams Japan's National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday criticized exhibits displayed at Japan's National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty, which reopened last week. Summoning a representative from the Japanese Embassy in Moscow, Russia conveyed the criticism about the exhibition of items related to four Russian-held islands off ...

Russia releases five Japanese fishing boats seized off Hokkaido

National Dec 24, 2019

Russia releases five Japanese fishing boats seized off Hokkaido

Russia on Tuesday released five Japanese fishing boats seized in waters near Russian-held, Japan-claimed islands in mid-December. The release came after the crews of the boats paid a fine of some 6.4 million rubles (¥11 million) ordered by a Russian court Monday for violating regulations ...