National / Politics Nov 8, 2018

Abe and Putin to meet in Singapore next week: Tass

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting in Singapore next week, Russia's ITAR-Tass news agency reported Wednesday. The meeting will take place during Putin's three-day visit to Singapore from Tuesday, on the fringe of gatherings related to the Association ...

Ex-islanders set off for Russia-held Kunashiri on visa-free trip

National May 24, 2014

Ex-islanders set off for Russia-held Kunashiri on visa-free trip

A group of 65 people, including former residents of Russian-held islands claimed by Japan off Hokkaido, left the port of Nemuro on Saturday bound for Kunashiri, one of the disputed isles, under a visa-free exchange program. The members, including former Diet lawmaker Muneo Suzuki, a ...

Shelve Senkakus scrap, follow the money: ex-envoy

National / Politics May 24, 2014

Shelve Senkakus scrap, follow the money: ex-envoy

Japan and China should "freeze" their differences over the Senkaku Islands and focus on economic matters to improve strained relations, former Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa said. "Neither of us can compromise on those uninhabited islands even by 1 millimeter," Niwa said in a ...