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Stories with place: Kuril Islands
  • Kremlin: Japan's PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 9:21 am

    MOSCOW - The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute.

  • Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am

    TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.