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Japan: Putin and Abe watch judo display in Tokyo

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December 16, 2016 at 10:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin watched a judo match at the Kodokan Judo Institute in downtown Tokyo, Friday.

Putin and Abe sat next to each other and were accompanied by Japanese Olympic judo gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita. The trip comes at the end of a landmark two-day visit by Putin to Japan in which economic agreements were signed and the long-standing dispute over the Kiril Islands discussed.

Putin is himself a black belt in judo and even demonstrated some moves on a previous visit to Japan in 2000.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin watched a judo match at the Kodokan Judo Institute in downtown Tokyo, Friday.

Putin and Abe sat next to each other and were accompanied by Japanese Olympic judo gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita. The trip comes at the end of a landmark two-day visit by Putin to Japan in which economic agreements were signed and the long-standing dispute over the Kiril Islands discussed.

Putin is himself a black belt in judo and even demonstrated some moves on a previous visit to Japan in 2000.

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