Russia and Japan

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Putin, Abe may meet in Singapore

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hold a meeting within the framework of the East Asia summit in Singapore in November, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Japanese …

Putin to visit Japan next June

Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an official visit to Japan in June of next year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated on Monday on the outcomes of the talks with Russian President Vladimir …

First visa-free Japanese delegation arrives in Kurils

The first plane this year with a Japanese delegation on board landed at the Mendeleyevo airport as part of visa-free flights from Japan to the Kuril Islands, airport's director Sergei Gorbatovsky said, Sputnik reported. …

Russian Foreign Minister urges London to calm down

It would be good for everyone if the British government calmed down, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "Overall there is no doubt that the current British leadership has consciously taken a …

Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he discussed the peace treaty issue and the joint activity on the southern Kuril Islands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, TASS reports. "Of course, [during the talks with Abe] …

Japanese jets deployed in response to Russian bombers

Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled today. Japanese defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards …