Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits a fish processing factory in Russia’s Kuril Islands on July 26, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits a fish processing factory in Russia’s Kuril Islands on July 26, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits a fish processing factory in Russia’s Kuril Islands on July 26, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Japan and Russia’s Kuril Islands dispute in spotlight with Putin’s special economic zone plan

  • Tokyo and Moscow have summoned each other’s ambassadors over the Russian prime minister’s visit to the disputed island chain amid the Olympic Games
  • The trip comes as Russia is planning economic projects with Japan, and as analysts say Suga has distanced himself from predecessor Abe’s strategy of dialogue

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits a fish processing factory in Russia’s Kuril Islands on July 26, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits a fish processing factory in Russia’s Kuril Islands on July 26, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits a fish processing factory in Russia’s Kuril Islands on July 26, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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