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2006-08-30 11:19:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia returned to Japan on Wednesday two sailors whose detention off its far eastern coast had strained relations between the two countries. Russia repeated its warning to Japanese boats not to fish in what it considers its territorial waters.

2006-08-19 01:17:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - The body of a Japanese fisherman killed this week when a Russian patrol boat shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, was returned to Japan on Saturday, the foreign ministry said.

2006-08-18 03:42:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has urged Russia to release the three remaining crew members of a fishing boat seized after a Russian patrol boat fired on their vessel and a Japanese fisherman died, a foreign ministry official said on Friday.

2006-08-16 02:50:23

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, Japanese officials said, prompting Tokyo to protest what appeared to be the first fatality for 50 years in a territorial dispute.

2005-11-21 04:42:07

By Maria Golovnina TOKYO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi agreed on Monday to expand economic ties between the two countries while seeking a solution to a six-decade-old territorial dispute.

2005-11-20 23:49:08

By Maria Golovnina TOKYO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, stressing economic ties with Japan rather than a 60-year-old territorial row, urged Japanese investors on Monday to put more money into Russia's economy and to be more pragmatic in their approach.

2005-11-20 09:07:32

By Maria Golovnina TOKYO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for three days of tense diplomacy aimed at putting aside a 60-year territorial row between the Pacific neighbors and opening the door for more trade.

2005-11-20 00:52:39

By Maria Golovnina TOKYO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for three days of tense diplomacy aimed at putting aside a 60-year territorial row between the Pacific neighbors and opening the door for more trade.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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