All articles tagged "Japan"

Japan asked to drop Georgia's 'Russian-based' name Japan asked to drop Georgia's 'Russian-based' name

27 Mar, 02:09 PM 25 comments

Japan is taking very seriously Georgia's request to stop calling it by the Russian-based name 'Grudzia' and start using the international name of the former Soviet republic.

Tags: Japan, Georgia

Russia cools down Japan’s territorial expectations Russia cools down Japan’s territorial expectations

8 May, 10:57 PM 1 comment

Ahead of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's meeting with the Japanese government, Russia has warned Tokyo not to pin hopes on the talks about the disputed islands.

Tags: Japan, Vladimir Putin

Russia ready for compromise in Japan peace talks - Putin Russia ready for compromise in Japan peace talks - Putin

12 May, 04:52 PM 1 comment

The leaders of Russia and Japan will discuss the conclusion of a peace treaty between the two countries at a G8 Summit in Italy. Russian PM Vladimir Putin has said that the Russian side is ready to discuss the possibility of ceding four Islands claimed by Japan.

Tags: Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Japan, Kuril Island dispute,

Astronauts at International Space Station sip water recycled from urine Astronauts at International Space Station sip water recycled from urine

21 May, 11:25 PM 16 comments

Astronauts at the International Space Station were told Wednesday that they can now drink water from urine and sweat recycled by a purifying machine. The move is critical to the planned expansion of the ISS crew from three to six people.

Tags: space, ISS, US, Russia, Japan,

Russia launches Soyuz spacecraft to space station Russia launches Soyuz spacecraft to space station

27 May, 03:08 PM 16 comments

The Soyuz-FG booster rocket, bearing the manned Soyuz TMA-15 vehicle, carrying three astronauts on board, launched at 02.34 pm Moscow time from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, Russian state television reports.

Tags: space, Soyuz, ISS, US, Japan, Canada, Russia,

Russia disappointed over Japanese bill on disputed Kuril islands Russia disappointed over Japanese bill on disputed Kuril islands

11 Jun, 06:02 PM 18 comments

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has described the Japanese Parliament’s call to return several islands from the Kuriles Archipelago as "disappointing".

Tags: Japan, Kuril islands, bill

Three Russian figure skaters come down with swine flu in Japan Three Russian figure skaters come down with swine flu in Japan

29 Jun, 12:55 PM 17 comments

Three Russians taking part in a figure skating show have come down with swine flu, it was confirmed Sunday.

Tags: swine flu, Japan, Russia,

Russia demands that Japan reverse statement on disputed Kurile Islands Russia demands that Japan reverse statement on disputed Kurile Islands

3 Jul, 11:51 PM 7 comments

Russian parliament has demanded that Japan disavow its recent statement on the islands disputed by the two countries, in order to continue talks on a peace treaty with Russia.

Tags: Japan, Kuriles

Japanese nationalist rams Russian embassy in Tokyo Japanese nationalist rams Russian embassy in Tokyo

27 Jul, 11:47 PM 117 comments

A member of a Japanese ultra-right organization drove his car into the police barriers of the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, demanding that Russia return to Japan the island archipelago which both states lay claim to.

Tags: Japan, Kuriles



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