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2008-06-16 18:00:34

Tokyo, June 16 (Jiji Press)--Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin II oil and gas development project in Russia, has signed a 5.3-billion-dollar project financing deal with a syndicate of banks led by the government-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

2008-06-16 18:00:33

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 project, has signed an agreement with the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) and a consortium of international banks on financing for the project's second phase, the company said in a statement.

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 21:23:14

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday handed over the body of a Japanese fisherman killed when one of its patrol boats shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, the Japanese foreign ministry said.

2006-07-01 23:55:31

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man left behind on the Russian island of Sakhalin at the end of World War Two smiled and held hands with family members as he returned to Japan for the first time in nearly seven decades.

2006-05-02 01:25:00

Soil particles hang suspended in the frozen water and machine-crushed stone has replaced pebbles on the riverbed since a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell dug it up to lay an oil pipeline.

2006-04-18 23:50:35

TOKYO (Reuters) - A former Japanese World War Two soldier who recently turned up living in Ukraine set foot in his motherland on Wednesday for the first time in more than six decades for emotional reunions with surviving relatives.

2005-10-26 07:13:16

By Andrew Hurst YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia (Reuters) - For generations there have been few better ways to get to know Russia than by traveling across it by train.

2005-06-27 20:53:43

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Greenpeace campaigners held a protestvigil outside Credit Suisse First Boston's Moscow office onMonday against its involvement in a Shell-led energy project inthe Russian Far East which they say threatens rare whales.


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2009-09-29 13:59:10

Nipponosaurus, meaning "Japanese lizard", is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (late Santonian - early Campanian age). It was discovered in 1934 during the construction of a hospital on Karafuto Prefecture (now Sinegorsk, Sakhalin, Russia). More material belonging to this specimen was recovered in the summer of 1937. Though the quality of bone preservation is poor, the skeleton is about 60% complete. It is still one of the most poorly understood lambeosaurine...

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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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