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Number of Russian visitors to Japan soars

  • January 9, 2018
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Tuesday’s Mainichi wrote that some 71,500 Russians visited Japan during the first 11 months of last year, up almost 40% from a year ago, attributing the surge to the relaxation of visa requirements that Prime Minister Abe agreed upon with President Putin in December 2016. A MOFA source expressed hope that increased exchange between the two peoples will help build mutual confidence and lead to the conclusion of a bilateral peace treaty and the reversion of the Northern Territories.

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