Russia and Japan

Japan suspends visa-free travel programs with Russia

Japan has taken a final decision to fully suspend all visa-free travel programs between Japanese prefectures and the southern Kuril Islands planned for this year due to the coronavirus spread, an association of former residents of the southern …

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Japanese PM not to attend Victory Parade in Moscow

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24, Deputy Assistant Minister of the European Affairs Bureau of Japan’s Foreign Ministry Hideki Uyama said. "Considering the …

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Eight more Russian citizens leave cruise ship in Japan

Another eight Russian nationals who had tested negative for the novel coronavirus and who had been held under a two-week quarantine have left the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored in the port of the Japanese city of Yokohama, the Russian …

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Two more Russians diagnosed with coronavirus

Japanese doctors have diagnosed two more Russian nationals aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship with novel coronavirus, the Russian embassy in Japan said. "As a result of tests made by Japanese doctors, coronavirus …

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First Russian citizen diagnosed with coronavirus

A Russian woman, who is onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan's Yokohama, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Russian Embassy in Japan said. This is the first confirmed coronavirus case among …

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Putin and Abe may meet on May 9

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hold talks in Moscow on May 9, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said, noting that Abe’s participation …

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Abe seeks peace with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted to solve the dispute around the Northern Territories - a Japanese term for Iturup, Shikotan, Kunashir and Habomai Islands, boost friendly relations between Moscow and Tokyo as …

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Japan to strive to sign peace treaty with Russia

The Japanese government is determined to achieve a solution to the territorial issue and sign a peace treaty with Russia, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. "We will speed up talks based on the 1956 …

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Lavrov: Russia seeks peace with Japan

Moscow expects to outline further steps on bringing its relations with Tokyo to a new level, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, said opening talks with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi. …

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Putin and Abe meet on sidelines of EEF

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today on the sidelines of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. The two countries' relations …

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Lavrov: peace treaty issue with Japan not deadlocked

The situation around concluding a peace treaty between Russia and Japan is not locked in a stalemate, but Tokyo’s position hinders its signing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a youth educational forum dubbed …

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