Russia’s ambassador to Tokyo apologized yesterday to Japanese foreign minister Yukihiko Ikeda for the oil spill from a wrecked Russian tanker that has fouled miles of Japan’s coastline. Ikeda reportedly requested Moscow to convey to Tokyo as soon as possible the results of Russia’s investigation into the January 2 shipwreck. Meanwhile, the owner of the wrecked tanker has reportedly warned crew members not to talk about the accident because a large insurance settlement is at stake. (Kyodo, January 14)
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