On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Kouizumi had a Tokyo meeting with former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. The Japanese Prime Minister received the Russian guest at his official residence in the city centre.
"I have heard a lot about you but we only met today and I really appreciate that," Kouzumi said before the meeting. He noted that Boris Yeltsin "looked very well." The meeting lasted approximately 40 minutes. Various aspects of Russo-Japanese relations were discussed in the course of the meeting, Boris Yeltsin told journalists.
Boris Yeltsin arrived in Japan upon the invitation of Japanese former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto. Yeltsin is expected to spend two days in Tokyo and then he will head to the southern province of the country, Kagoshima. He intends to spend his vacation there.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
This problem is not limited to the situation with the "whale prison" in Russia's Far East, because many people buy tickets to go to oceanariums and turn a blind eye to the problem