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    Russia and Japan signed Friday a memorandum on cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy field.

    From left to right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attend a working lunch in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
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    TOKYO (Sputnik) – Russia and Japan signed Friday a memorandum on cooperation in the sector of peaceful nuclear energy during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the country.

    Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took part in the signing of the document.

    Moreover, Russia and Japan are planning to join efforts in development of innovative nuclear technologies, as well as in overcoming the consequences of Fukushima nuclear disaster, Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said in a statement on Friday.

    "The memorandum includes the list of key areas of cooperation such as… consideration of the establishment of a joint platform connecting platforms in Japan and Russia to discuss ways to allow for exchange of personnel and ideas aimed at promotion of innovative nuclear technologies," the statement said.

    The statement added that the memorandum also implied cooperation in coping with the consequences of Fukushima accident.


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