Russia releases captured Japanese fishermen
TOKYO Russia on Wednesday released two Japanese fishermen held since their boat was seized for allegedly fishing in Russian waters in a confrontation in which a crewman was killed, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.
The Russians handed over the fishermen Akiyoshi Kawamura and Haruki Kamiya Wednesday afternoon, said Shunji Yamada, an official in the Foreign Ministry's Russia bureau.
Russian and Japanese officials met aboard a Japanese fisheries patrol boat ...
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