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Japan unlikely to ban Russian seafood imports

  • March 19, 2022
  • , Jiji
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Jiji reported on Saturday that the Kishida administration has decided not to include an import ban on seafood in future sanctions against Russia based on the assessment that such a step could deal a heavy blow to Japanese food processing companies and the restaurant industry and have a major impact on the economy in rural areas, including Hokkaido, as a result. Some GOJ officials were also reportedly concerned that such sanctions at this juncture might derail the annual bilateral fisheries negotiations that customarily take place in the spring.

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