Diplomatic tussle at play

(Background, from right) Former Japanese Olympic judo gold medallist Yasuhiro Yamashita, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori watching a demonstration during their visit at a judo hall in Tokyo yesterday.

Mr Abe and Mr Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough 
on a territorial row that has overshadowed ties since World War II.

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