Suga and Putin planning first phone talks for Tuesday

National Sep 27, 2020

Suga and Putin planning first phone talks for Tuesday

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to hold their first talks on Tuesday, a Japanese government source said Saturday. During the phone talks, the two leaders are expected to reaffirm their countries' commitment to economic cooperation and continuing bilateral negotiations ...

Japan and Russia: Sharing a view of the West

History | THE LIVING PAST Sep 19, 2020

Japan and Russia: Sharing a view of the West

by Michael Hoffman

There are striking affinities between Japan and Russia, noticeable even before either country was fully aware of the other. Both were backward by 19th-century European standards — economically, industrially, scientifically. Both felt it keenly, and responded similarly. Two clashing factions arose in each country — ...