Eight-Point Cooperation Plan Bears Fruit
Envisioning a New Future for Russian Cities
One of the items in the eight-point cooperation plan is “developing comfortable and clean cities easy to reside and live in.” Japan, having Tokyo and many other metropolitan cities, has faced a diverse array of issues related to urban development. Russia, similarly, has been facing these issues as well. By utilizing its experience and expertise, Japan hopes to help tackle these issues Russia faces today.
Supporting Russian Quality of Life with Japanese Health Care
In 1990, a three-year-old boy on Sakhalin Island received burns to 90% of his body. In response to a request from those on the island, the Japanese government promptly decided to accept the child for treatment without a visa. The child was urgently transported to Sapporo Medical University Hospital where he underwent a skin grafting surgical operation that saved his life.
Encouraging Exchange between Young People for a Better Future
The current generation of university students will build the future, and student exchange between Japan and Russia is increasing. During bilateral talks with President Putin on the occasion of Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Moscow in 2013, the two heads of state discussed improving exchange between young people from their countries and vowed to further expand opportunities for such exchange.
Moments of Prime Minister Abe and President Putin
Held a summit meeting with Russian Federation President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in Prime Minister Abe’s home constituency, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture. There, he treated the Russian President as a guest at a traditional hot springs resort. (December 2016)
Japanese Individuals Contributing Worldwide
Olympic Gold Medalist Promotes International Exchange through Judo
When naming the top judo masters, Yasuhiro Yamashita remains one of the names that come to mind even today. Since his retirement, he has been committing himself to activities aimed at promoting international exchange through judo as he trains younger judoists.
Friends of Japan
Graceful Ballerina Bridges Japan and Russia
“Our countries, although very different, share a love for art.” Svetlana Zakharova, prima ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet, remembers the enthusiastic audiences flocking to her first performance in Japan in 1996 as “one of the biggest discoveries of my life.
The JET Programme
Helping Japan-Russia Relations Blossom
My uncle used to bring me candy from Japan. He was a sailor. Growing up in Vladivostok, I never imagined that one day I’d be able to read the words on those cute wrappers.
Deepening Friendship across the Four Northern Islands
Japan and Russia are making efforts to foster mutual understanding and trust through people-to-people exchange and seeking the possibility of joint economic activities in the Four Northern Islands, despite the difference of views with regard to those islands.