April 30, 2013

Japan, Russia agree to revive talks on island dispute

MOSCOW--Russia and Japan said on April 29 that they would revive talks on resolving a territorial dispute that has prevented them signing a treaty formally ending their World War Two hostilities, and, wary of China's rising influence, agreed to bolster trade ties.

At the two G8 powers' first Moscow summit for 10 years, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had China's economic and political might in mind as they launched a new effort to warm up their relationship. Read more.

The Asahi Shimbun

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