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Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends

Increasingly close ties offer both countries potential benefits in the Arctic and elsewhere. By Stratos Pourzitakis February 01, 2014 The Arctic region has moved to the center of world politics in 2014, siting high on the energy security agenda of most East Asian countries, including China and Japan. The latter has recently been stepping up its […]

Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands

Japan will nationalize 280 islands within its exclusive economic zone, according to a senior official. By Ankit Panda plans on Wednesday to establish administrative state control over 280 uninhabited islands in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The South China Morning Post reports that Ichita Yamamoto, Japan’s minister for oceanic policies and territorial issues, said that Japan will register the […]

Russia Ready to Strengthen Bilateral Ties With Japan: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Kyodo) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed readiness on Thursday to strengthen Japanese-Russian ties, saying that the deepening of political dialogue and economic ties between the two countries would contribute to security in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. In a written interview with Kyodo News ahead of his two-day visit toJapanfrom Saturday, […]

Japan, Russia to Boost Business, Security Ties

Old foes pursue bilateral gains despite isle row Kyodo JapanandRussiaagreed Saturday to strengthen bilateral economic and security cooperation, despite the lack of progress in resolving a long-standing territorial dispute. “With the security environment in the Asia-Pacific region experiencing significant change, Japan-Russia relations are taking on growing importance,” Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba told a joint news […]

Time For a Compromise Between Russia and Japan

The KnottyKurilIslandProblem Written by Jonathan Berkshire Miller Last month, the former Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara took his second trip to the disputed Kuril Islands, although the tone of his visit was far different from the frosty exchanges of late. Maehara, who resigned his post in March amid a funding scandal but returned to the […]