2010-11-30 12:28:03 GMT Xinhua English
TOKYO - Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said Tuesday he will head for Nemuro in Hokkaido Saturday to view four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan, known as the Northern Territories in Japan and the Southern Kurils in Russia.
2010-11-17 01:58:58 GMT Global Times
The Kremlin has apparently had second thoughts on returning two of the four Kuril Islands to Japan and will no longer discuss the issue with Tokyo, the Kommersant daily reported Monday, citing a Russian government source.
2010-11-03 17:25:23 GMT Xinhua English
MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday reiterated that no advice from Japan was needed about Russian leaders' visits to the disputed Pacific islands.
2010-11-03 03:33:44 GMT Xinhua English
MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit other parts of the Kuril islands after his Monday trip to Kunashiri, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
2010-11-04 02:43:24 GMT Xinhua English
TOKYO, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Ambassador to Russia Masaharu Kono on Wednesday briefed Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara and other senior government officials on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to a disputed island held by Russian but claimed by Japan.
2010-11-03 06:48:28 GMT Xinhua English
TOKYO, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Ambassador to Russia Masaharu Kono returned to Tokyo Wednesday after he was recalled in protest against Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to a disputed island held by Russia and also claimed by Japan.
2010-11-03 03:20:03 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said on Tuesday that the article on mutual defense in the Japan-U.S. security treaty does not apply to the disputed Kuril Islands which have recently become the spotlight in territorial spars between Russia and Japan.
2010-11-02 02:46:34 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said on Monday that the United States backs Japan on its islands dispute with Russian.
2010-11-02 02:42:45 GMT Xinhua English
MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the Southern Kuril island of Kunashir sparked strong reaction of Japan, which also claimed this island along with three others.
2010-11-01 05:36:30 GMT SINA.com
Southern Kuriles/Northern Territories – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited an island claimed by Moscow and Tokyo on Monday, sparking a diplomatic row with Japan as it struggles to mend ties with rising rival China.
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