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    The brief excitement created by President Vladimir Putin's mid-November announcement that the Russian government would be prepared to honor the 1956 Soviet-Japanese declaration (pledging to return two disputed islands to

    China Not Giving Up On Russian Oil And Gas

    The competition between Beijing and Tokyo for Eastern Siberia's natural resources has garnered increasing world media attention over the last six months. The latest iteration of the story has Japan

    Japan Seeks Improved Relations With Russia

    The Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is interested in visiting the disputed Southern Kuril Islands; the "Northern Territories" in Japanese parlance. Koizumi hopes

    The Sad State Of Vladivostok

    Although Russia's transition to democracy is understandably going through fits and starts, the July 4 and 19 mayoral elections in Vladivostok highlighted the true rot that exists in the Primorye