The dog was given to Putin by Japan's Akita Prefecture in 2012 as a gift. Japan's Nippon Television crew members and Jomiuri Simbun newspaper staff were stunned to see the dog coming alone with the president.
The journalists thanked Putin for letting to see the dog that was in very good shape indeed.
The Russian president said "Jume" was always ready to defend him.
Putin's another dog, a Labrador breed named "Konni" that was given to him by Defense Minister Sergei Sojgu, died in 2014.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Vladimir Putin will meet in Japan on 15-16 December.
(oroszhirek.hu – hungarianambiance.com)