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4: The number of disputed islands preventing Japan and Russia from concluding a peace deal to officially end World War II.
11: The number of years since Vladimir Putin’s last visit to Japan.
15: The number of commercial contracts that were expected to come out of the visit.
30: The number of projects that Japan’s trade minister, Hiroshige Seko, said were ready to be signed regardless of territorial disputes.
80: The number of business deals signed between Japanese and Russian companies and public bodies during the course of the summit.
17,000: The number of Japanese citizens that were forced to flee the disputed islands in 1945.
$847.8 million: The Japan Bank for International Cooperation’s (JBIC) contribution to a joint investment fund that will provide capital to Japanese and Russian enterprises.
$2.3 billion The total amount of outstanding Russian loans owed to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as of March 2016.
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