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Russia declines Japanese dog diplomacy ahead of summit

Russia appears to have snubbed a Japanese attempt at puppy-love diplomacy by declining a gift of a dog for President Vladimir Putin at a summit this week with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The Japanese government had planned to present Putin, widely known to be a dog lover, with a male Akita as a companion to Yume, a female of the same breed that Japan gave him in 2012.

But a Japanese legislator said Russia had turned down the offer… Read more here.

Source: Japan Today

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