Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met 20 times over the past six years, including in Tokyo in December 2016, where they watched a judo performance. Scandal has put Abe's political career in jeopardy, adding urgency to his bid to improve relations with Russia.
Shinzo Abe is seeking to build momentum toward resolving a decadeslong territorial dispute with Moscow. But circumstances, including the Japanese leader's own political troubles, don't bode well for a breakthrough....
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