Ex-islanders make first flight to disputed Russian-held isles to visit ancestors’ graves

In the first flight negotiated over their decades-long territorial spat, Japanese former residents of a group of Russian-held islands off Hokkaido flew to two of the disputed isles Saturday to visit their ancestors’ graves.The trip by the group of 68, including 17 former islanders and their families, was originally scheduled for June but postponed by […]
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