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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. The death of the fisherman in Wednesday's incident, which took place east of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, is thought to be the first fatality for 50 years in a territorial dispute dating back to the end of World War Two. A foreign...

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. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three other crew members, who were seized east of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido. About a dozen right-wing protesters...

2006-08-15 23:55:30

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, prompting Japan to protest over what appeared to be the first fatality in 50 years in a territorial dispute. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had asked the Russian side for details and that, if the fisherman had indeed been shot to death, it may seek both an apology and compensation. In a statement it demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three...

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. His arrival was met with loud protests from Japanese ultra-nationalists, demanding the return of four Pacific islands seized by the Soviet army in the closing days of World War Two. The dispute over the tiny wind-swept islands, known as the...


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Kurilian Bobtail
2013-06-11 13:06:21

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.