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Japan formally decides on additional sanctions on Russia 

  • April 13, 2022
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All national dailies wrote that the GOJ agreed at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that Japan will impose additional sanctions on Russia by expanding the scope of its asset freeze to 398 individuals, including President Putin’s two daughters, and banning imports of 38 items, including vodka, machinery, and lumber, starting on April 19. Japan will also prohibit Japanese individuals and companies from making new investments in Russia and freeze the assets of Sberbank and Alfa Bank starting on May 12. Mainichi wrote that Japan took the step to act in concert with the United States and the EU.  

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