Japan puts aside Russia row for sake o

Japan puts aside Russia row for sake of economy
Associated Press

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his speech reiterating Japan's demand to Russia to return the four-island chain, known as the Northern Territories in Japan and the Kuril islands in Russia, during a national rally marking the Northern Territories Day in Tokyo. Japan's relations with Russia are taking a decidedly business-like turn, as the two countries put economic imperatives ahead of a longstanding territorial dispute. Abe heads this weekend to Moscow on the first leg of an "economic diplomacy" tour to Russia, Turkey and the Middle East aimed at building business ties and possibly reaching a breakthrough with Moscow. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

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