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Russia to Release Japanese POW Records

Japanese officials announced on Monday that Russia will release its records of Japanese prisoner movements in Siberian and Mongolian labor camps after World War II, the Japan Times reported on Tuesday.

The records, which are currently kept at a Moscow archive, document the transfer of an estimated 577,000 Japanese prisoners of war, taken into custody after Japan’s surrender in 1945 to the Soviet Union.
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Very interesting, the fates of POW's from several countries, including the US, have been held tight to the vest, since Yeltsin.
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Putin Agrees With Japan to Seek Judo-Style Peace Treaty

STRELNA, September 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, an avid judoist, on Thursday agreed with Japan’s prime minister that a post-World War II peace deal between the two states could finally be reached only under the judo principle of hikiwake – “no winner, no loser.”

The two states have never signed a permanent peace treaty after World War II because of a long-running territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands in the north Pacific, occupied by Soviet forces at the end of the war and still claimed by Japan.
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