JAPAN AND RUSSIA CLASH AGAIN ON FISHING RIGHTS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 134
Only two days after Russian and Japanese delegations had wrapped up a tenth round of negotiations on regulating Japanese fishing around the Kuril Islands, Russian coast guard vessels on July 6 drove five Japanese crab fishing boats out of the disputed waters. The commander of Russia’s Far Eastern border forces reportedly sent a letter to Japanese authorities complaining of the Japanese fishermen’s activities. (Itar-Tass, July 8) Late last month two Japanese fishermen were injured when Russian border forces fired on their boat.
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