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Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance
July 11, 2017

Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance

By James D.J. Brown
Despite Japan's "new approach" to relations, Russia's position on the disputed islands has hardened.
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017

Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?

By Dmitry Filippov
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.

Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
May 25, 2017

Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit

By Akihiro Iwashita
The Japanese PM’s approach to Russia is looking increasingly risky.

Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
May 22, 2017

Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building

By Taisuke Abiru
Don’t expect major breakthroughs anytime soon, but recent summits have moved the relationship forward.

What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
May 04, 2017

What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
December 31, 2016

Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit

By Shinji Hyodo
The two leaders take another step towards the conclusion of a peace treaty.

How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
December 23, 2016

How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan

By Liubomir K. Topaloff
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
December 22, 2016

How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship

By Sergey Radchenko
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.

Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
December 21, 2016

Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach

By Jeremy Maxie
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.

No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
December 17, 2016

No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress

By Bob Savic
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.

Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
December 07, 2016

Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan

By Dmitry Filippov
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016

Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?

By Ankit Panda
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.

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