The president of Russian Federation came to Japan with an official visit and before talking to the Prime-Minister has met the famous Japanese sportsman.
Vladimir Putin will have an official meeting with the Japanese Prime-Minister Dzunitiro Koizumi on Monday.
On Sunday Putin visited the art exhibition devoted to Russian-Japanese friendship.
After the exhibition Putin met Yasuhiro Yamasito - the famous Japanese champion, the World Champion and the Champion of Olympic Games for judo. The well-known judoist presented the Russian president a whistle, which had an inscription: "Prosperity between two countries and on the world arena"
The Japanese informed about future edition of the book about judo, one of the authors will be the Russian President!
The main events of the visit programme include negotiations with Japan prime-minister Dzunitiro Koizumi
It is supposed to include a programme for bilateral cooperation in struggle against terrorism, an agreement on completing negotiations with Japan about Russia?s accession to the World Trade Organisation and an agreement on scrapping five N-submarines of the Russian Pacific Fleet
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