The Japanese and Russian governments have agreed that Moscow will hand over three bodies on the Japanese side that were found after the fatal sinking of a Japanese tour boat, it was learned on Saturday.
The bodies, found on Kunashiri, one of four Russian-controlled islands near Hokkaido, claimed by Japan, or the Russian island of Sakhalin in the Far East, are likely to be transferred to Japan in September at the earliest, according to sources in the Japanese Coast Guard. .
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