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 ...

National Mar 5, 2020

The Kimono: Russian magazine on modern Japan aims to bolster ties

The Kimono, a Russian magazine introducing entertainment, tourism, food, business and other aspects of modern Japan is attracting a growing readership. Its chief editor, Ekaterina Stepanova, said she hopes the magazine "will help make relations between Russia and Japan closer, warmer and more brilliant." Launched in ...