Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: the issue of sovereignty over the Kuril Islands is not being discussed, it was, is and will be the territory of Russia. At the same time, Moscow has patience and willingness to reach mutually acceptable agreements on a peace treaty (without transferring the Kurils).
Japan must recognize all disputed islands as Russian to move forward peace talks: Lavrov
Russia's Putin expected to visit Japan in June: Japanese foreign minister
Lavrov: work on a peace treaty with Tokyo must be conducted without distorting the agreements
Moscow source: "A referendum in Kuril Islands is being considered resulting in partial handover of islands to Japan. Goal is the legitimize Crimean referendum and reset relations with the West. The referendum will be tightly managed,; majority of territory will remain in Russia"
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 11km SSE of Oyama, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 40km ESE of Namie, Japan
Egypt plans to issue $2 billion worth of Japanese yen-denominated bonds in the coming week, two government sources said.
Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Japanese ambassador because of statements about the Kuril Islands
Last night Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. According to the PMO, topics include trade, sanctions against North Korea, the G20 summit next year, and the Canadians detained in China.
Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 - 16km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 12km SW of Kawaguchi, Japan
5 month ago
A major Japanese railway operator has tested a self-driving train on Tokyo's Yamanote line.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 33km SE of Ichinoseki, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 8km E of Ibusuki, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 7km SSE of Omuta, Japan
5 month ago
At least nine people were injured, one seriously, when a car deliberately plowed into crowds celebrating the New Year in central Tokyo in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 40km E of Namie, Japan
North Korea continues missile development: Japanese paper
Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 - 71km S of Obihiro, Japan
5 month ago
DEC 27: JASDF fighters intercepted 1x PLAAF Y-9 reconnaissance aircraft over the Tsushima Strait and East China Sea.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 49km SE of Ofunato, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 58km E of Hakodate, Japan
5 month ago
North Korea says it won't denuclearize unless the US removes its troops and nuclear umbrella from South Korea and Japan. DPRK also accused the US and Trump of misleading the world about what was agreed to at the Singapore talks last summer.
KCNA: "Japan, a militarist viper that has been desperate for a wild ambition to launch overseas expansion, effuses venom towards the world, free from 'restraint'Japan's reinvasion is a matter of time."
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday approved an increase of Japan's existing order for 42 F-35s to 147 of the aircraft as part of new defense plans that include the development of Tokyo's first post-World War II aircraft carriers.
Russia said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles
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Japan 20 reported injured at explosion in restaurant at Sapporo city
KCNA: "Japan, a defeated country devoid of the right of belligerency andto participate in a war, cried out for the possession of aircraft carriers and goes roughshod for overseas expansionTherefore, it can be said Japan is certainly the most dangerous force of aggression."