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Hayashi: Japan to bar Russia from Osaka EXPO if current situation continues

  • April 27, 2022
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi reported online this morning that Foreign Minister Hayashi said during a Lower House committee meeting today that with regard to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Japan will not allow Russia to participate in the Osaka EXPO if the current situation continues. The paper said Hayashi expressed the view that Japan will not allow Russia to host a pavilion at the EXPO, which is scheduled to open in April 2025. Hayashi reportedly made the remark in response to a question from Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Okada Katsuya.

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