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Territorial dispute dominates Abe-Putin meeting in Vladivostok

There was relatively little mention of economic issues between Japan and Russia

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SEEKING COMMON GROUND: Mr Abe (left) said that he planned to meet Mr Putin again in November in Peru on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit, and announced the date of Dec 15 for a highly anticipated bilateral summit in Japan.

Tokyo

SETTLEMENT of a territorial dispute that has restricted economic cooperation between Japan and Russia since World War II appeared to move a step closer to resolution on Friday when Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russia President Vladimir Putin held talks in the Russian Far East