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Japan, Russia hold first diplomatic-defence talks

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The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agreed Saturday to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, held an unprecedented security dialogue. 

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) borrows a pen from Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a joint news conference at the Iikura Guesthouse of the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on November 2, 2013

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera held a so-called "2+2" meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the government's guest house in Tokyo.

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