World Aug 26, 2016

Electricity to be restored on Sakhalin Island after three-day outage

Residents on the Russian island of Sakhalin face restored electricity supplies on Saturday, three days after an outage plunged most of the island into darkness. A power transmission line failed in the early hours on Wednesday, leaving 12 districts without electricity, including the towns of ...

Hokkaido photographer documents neighboring Sakhalin

National Nov 12, 2015

Hokkaido photographer documents neighboring Sakhalin

by Yo Nishimura

Photographer Masayoshi Saito has spent the past decade shooting the rugged expanses of Sakhalin Island, with the hope that his images will create better understanding between the Russian and Japanese people. Saito, 60, a retired local government official in Hokkaido, has had to overcome barriers ...

Russia ties deepening over energy, security

National Jan 15, 2014

Russia ties deepening over energy, security

by Hiroki Sugita

Just 160 km from the northern tip of Hokkaido, Sakhalin is a desolate island that has long been ignored by world powers. Remnants of Japanese shrines are reminders that the island was governed by Imperial Japan until the end of World War II. Now this ...

Business / Corporate Mar 30, 2013

U.S. firm to build wind power plant on Kunashiri

A U.S. firm has won an order for a wind power plant to be built on Kunashiri Island, one of the four-Russian held islands Japan wants returned, a senior Sakhalin Province official said Friday. Sakhalin Machinery LLC, owned by Alabama-based Tiger Machinery LLC, received the ...