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World War II haunts Japan's investment in Siberia

World War II is still haunting the relationship between Russia and Japan because of a dispute over territory and lack of a peace agreement. Now, massive energy investments in Siberia are paving the way for new negotiations.

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High up North between the icy Northern Pacific Ocean and the even colder Sea of Okhotsk lie the Kuril Islands like small beads of rock and stone.

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