Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Putin Accepts Abe's Invitation to Visit Japan

Russia's President Vladimir Putin will visit Japan to resolve a maritime territorial dispute that has prevented the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty following the Second World War.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who  has made improving relations with Russia a priority of his government, is expected to attend the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Related: Putin Avoids Criticism of Japan in CCTV Interview