"Discourses on Rainy Nights", a book by renowned banker Shibusawa Eyichi, came out in a Russian-language version this week in Japanese- and Russian-based publishers' joint effort. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi intends to give the volume to President Vladimir Putin as they meet in Moscow quite soon, the Sankei Shimbun says in today's issue.
Trailblazing entrepreneur of the early 20th century, founding president of Japan's first joint-stock bank, Shibusawa came down in history as "father of Japanese capitalism".
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia