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Shinzo Abe's Russia policy risks embarrassment for Japan

He must stop giving in to Vladimir Putin, who delights in spurning him

| Japan

Since 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "new approach" to Russia has offered generous political and economic engagement in the hope of achieving a legacy-defining resolution to the countries' territorial dispute. This is over the Russian-held Southern Kuril Islands, which are claimed by Japanese as its Northern Territories.

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