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October 13, 1993 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX and TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin, moving to heal a valued neighbor's historic wounds, apologized Tuesday for the cruel treatment and deaths of Japanese prisoners in his country after World War II and agreed that a dispute over four small islands Moscow seized from Japan must be resolved.
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February 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Russian military held air exercises near Norway and Japan on Wednesday, causing fighter jets in both countries to scramble and eliciting a strong protest from Tokyo. In Tokyo, the Foreign Ministry called in a Russian diplomat and complained, and the Japan Defense Agency said Moscow's planes violated the nation's airspace twice.
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April 19, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin lived up to his image as a hopeless romantic Saturday when he and Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto brought flowers and presents to a couple whose wedding was disrupted by their summit at the same hotel. Yeltsin had barely conducted any business at this seaside resort when he swept into the wedding reception, flanked by security agents and with Hashimoto and the two first ladies in tow.
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September 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Police on Friday arrested a senior Japanese naval officer suspected of passing secrets to a Russian Embassy official--a move that comes just three days after Japan and Russia pledged to cooperate in regional security. The 38-year-old officer, a researcher at Japan's National Institute for Defense Studies, is accused of handing over classified documents to a Russian military attache in Tokyo on several occasions, said Masatoshi Konomi, a spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police.
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July 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia has seized four Japanese fishing boats in disputed waters off northern Japan, casting a cloud over a visit to Tokyo on Monday by Russian Prime Minister Sergei V. Kiriyenko. A spokesman for Japan's Maritime Safety Agency said the boats were seized Friday night off a four-island group known by Japan as the Northern Territories and by Russia as the southern Kurils.
NEWS
September 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The leaders of Japan and Russia pledged to press on toward a peace treaty despite failing to resolve a territorial dispute that has blocked a pact for more than five decades. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori ended two days of talks in Tokyo without progress over claims to four islands off northern Japan that Russia seized at the end of World War II. The islands are known as the Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.
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September 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin arrived in Japan on a three-day visit and said he is optimistic about improving long-troubled relations between the two former Cold War enemies. He is eager to build on a rapprochement initiated by his predecessor, Boris N. Yeltsin, and to tap Japanese investment in Russia's fragile economy. The nations are struggling to conclude a peace treaty by the end of the year to formally terminate World War II hostilities.
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August 31, 1992 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's visit to Japan beginning Sept. 13 will test whether Russia can become a "partner" of the Group of Seven advanced industrialized democracies, Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa declared here Sunday. Speaking to a seminar of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Miyazawa said Japan, the United States, Canada, Germany, Britain, France and Italy agreed at the Munich summit in July that "we want Russia to be our partner."
BUSINESS
July 6, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Firms Interested in Soviet Oil: About 40 Japanese companies are expected to back a Japan-Russia feasibility study to discover the extent of eastern Siberia's untapped oil and natural gas resources, a leading financial newspaper said. Major firms such as Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Tokyo Gas Co. are among the 20 companies that have already indicated interest in joining the project, said the daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush offered a $645-million increase in American assistance to the former Soviet republics Wednesday, but Japan said that it will not provide more help until it settles a territorial dispute with Moscow left over from World War II. Opening a 47-nation conference on aid to the former Soviet Union, Bush called on the world community to show the newly independent states that it "cares about them and supports their hard struggle to build new societies on the ruins of communism."
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September 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The leaders of Japan and Russia pledged to press on toward a peace treaty despite failing to resolve a territorial dispute that has blocked a pact for more than five decades. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori ended two days of talks in Tokyo without progress over claims to four islands off northern Japan that Russia seized at the end of World War II. The islands are known as the Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.
NEWS
September 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin arrived in Japan on a three-day visit and said he is optimistic about improving long-troubled relations between the two former Cold War enemies. He is eager to build on a rapprochement initiated by his predecessor, Boris N. Yeltsin, and to tap Japanese investment in Russia's fragile economy. The nations are struggling to conclude a peace treaty by the end of the year to formally terminate World War II hostilities.
NEWS
April 28, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori arrives in Russia today for the first leg of a whirlwind trip to meet world leaders, he'll be returning to the nation where half his father's ashes are buried. Shigeki Mori, mayor for decades of a small city in Japan, loved Russia so much he requested that his remains be split between the two countries so the ties he had established would never be forgotten.
NEWS
April 22, 2000 | Associated Press
Russia's coast guard fired on a Japanese fishing boat within Japan's northern waters Friday and then took the boat into Russian waters, government officials in Tokyo said. No one was reported hurt in the incident, which Japan said happened about 150 miles south of a group of disputed islands seized by Soviet forces at the end of World War II. Both sides claim historical ownership of the islands, which Tokyo calls the Northern Territories.
NEWS
July 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia has seized four Japanese fishing boats in disputed waters off northern Japan, casting a cloud over a visit to Tokyo on Monday by Russian Prime Minister Sergei V. Kiriyenko. A spokesman for Japan's Maritime Safety Agency said the boats were seized Friday night off a four-island group known by Japan as the Northern Territories and by Russia as the southern Kurils.
NEWS
April 19, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin lived up to his image as a hopeless romantic Saturday when he and Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto brought flowers and presents to a couple whose wedding was disrupted by their summit at the same hotel. Yeltsin had barely conducted any business at this seaside resort when he swept into the wedding reception, flanked by security agents and with Hashimoto and the two first ladies in tow.
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September 19, 1992 | Reuters
Japan will go ahead with plans to host an international conference on aid to countries of the former Soviet Union, Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa said Friday. Foreign Minister Michio Watanabe said last weekend that Japan might scrap plans to host the October conference after Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's abrupt cancellation of a visit to Tokyo.
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September 11, 1992 | TERESA WATANABE and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One day after Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin abruptly canceled his impending visit to Japan, Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and other officials scrambled Thursday to put the best face on the diplomatic debacle, while public opinion was split over whom to blame. Miyazawa urged his country to "wait patiently" for Russia to sort out its domestic problems, while Foreign Minister Michio Watanabe urged people to "keep a cool head" and not respond in an "exaggerated way."
NEWS
April 19, 1998 | SONNI EFRON and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Escaping from their respective domestic political woes, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto on Saturday began a 24-hour "no necktie" summit at this Japanese seaside resort, where they agreed to pursue more economic cooperation between the long-estranged neighbors.
NEWS
February 3, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scabbed stump of Chang Gi Chan's mangled arm is about all he has to show for a life cursed with colossal bad luck. Born under Japan's brutal colonial rule of his native Korea, Chang was wrenched from his wife and baby daughter in 1944 and shipped to the frigid wasteland of Sakhalin island off the coast of Siberia as a slave laborer for the Japanese Imperial Army.
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