National Jan 16, 2020

Russia seizes Japanese fishing boat off Hokkaido

Russian authorities on Wednesday seized a Japanese fishing boat with six crew members aboard in waters off Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands, the Hokkaido government said the same day. A fishery cooperative based in Nemuro told the Hokkaido government that the boat was operating within 200 nautical ...

High-ranking Russian officials visit island disputed by Japan

National / Politics Feb 27, 2019

High-ranking Russian officials visit island disputed by Japan

The Japanese government has lodged a protest with Russia over Tuesday's visits by senior Russian government officials to Shikotan, one of the four Pacific islands held by Russia and claimed by Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday. Tokyo insisted that the visits conflict ...

Japan's sanctions are undermining confidence, Putin says

National / Politics Oct 19, 2018

Japan's sanctions are undermining confidence, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Japan's sanctions on Russia are undermining confidence between the two countries. Speaking at a forum in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said he does not believe that the sanctions are a step that enhances confidence. In 2014, ...