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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. Moscow has expressed sadness over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official sailed...

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. Russia has expressed regret over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official was...

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. Yoshiteru Nakagawa, 79, who moved to Sakhalin with his family before the war began, was separated from them in 1945 when his mother and younger sister evacuated to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and was subsequently not heard from for years. Riding in a...

2006-05-02 01:25:00

By Tom Bergin STARODUBSKOYE, Russia -- 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. "There was a spawning ground here but they have destroyed it," said Dmitry Lisitsyn, an environmentalist on Sakhalin island, a harsh, starkly beautiful land off Russia's Far East. Lisitsyn said that when the thaw comes, soil particles in the ice and from damaged...

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. Ishinosuke Uwano, 83, was officially registered as dead by the Japanese government in 2000, as he had not been heard from since 1958 when he was last reported seen on Russia's Sakhalin Island. It was unclear why and how Uwano, who served in the Japanese...

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. The trans-Siberian railway, which was the only reliable means of land transport linking the country's European and Asian halves, has drawn many foreigners on a five-day trip across Russia's bleak and breathtaking steppe. What is less well known is that Sakhalin, an island off Russia's Far East coast, has its own railway and...

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. Around a dozen protesters in orange jumpsuits paradedoutside CSFB's Moscow office with signs that read "Stopfinancing Sakhalin oil" and "Nature is worth more than oil."Other similar protests were planned in London and New York. "This bank is seeking about...


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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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