National / Politics Jul 8, 2013

Putin expected to visit disputed Kunashiri next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin might visit one of the four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan next week, a person affiliated with a group of former residents who just returned from visiting the islands said Monday. Toyama Prefectural Assemblyman Hisayoshi Ono, who headed the group, said ...

National / Politics Jul 2, 2013

Ties said on mend despite summit lack

Kyodo Japan will not easily give in to Chinese conditions for holding a summit, but the two nations are moving toward restoring ties damaged by the Senkaku Islands dispute, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. "We will not compromise where we cannot, and it is ...

642 register disputed isles as 'home'

National Mar 6, 2013

642 register disputed isles as 'home'

As of the end of January, 642 Japanese had registered their legal addresses as isles subject to territorial disputes with neighboring countries, despite living elsewhere.