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Japan, Russia plan to transport cargo via Trans-Siberian Rail

August 20/ 08:19

Tokyo. Japan and Russia are set to transport cargo via the Trans-Siberian Railway.  About the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday.

According to the paper’s sources, the test use of the Trans-Siberian Railway by Japanese companies may begin in the run-up to the 4th Eastern Economic Forum, to be attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The issue is expected to be raised at the forum.

So far, the participation of between five and ten Japanese companies in the cargo transportation project is being discussed.

In May, Tokyo hosted fourth business forum on the development of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The event gathered officials from relevant governmental agencies and heads of major trade, logistics and rail companies from Russia, Japan, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia,informs TASS.

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