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No more Japan firms break away from Russia, Teikoku Database poll

Tokyo, July 26 (Jiji Press)–No Japanese companies announced in the month through Friday that they would suspend or stop operations in Russia, a private survey showed Tuesday.   The monthly survey by Teikoku Databank Ltd. saw such a result for the first time since it started in March, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   According to the survey report, 74,….Read more

  • July 26, 2022
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Japan raps Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian port

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday issued a statement strongly condemning Russian missile strikes on the port of Odesa in southern Ukraine on Saturday.     The strikes “seriously undermine confidence” in implementing an agreement reached Friday among Ukraine, Russia, the United Nations and Turkey to resume grain exports from Ukraine, the statement said.     Hayashi said he “strongly….Read more

  • July 25, 2022
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Japan to ban Russian gold imports from Aug. 1

Mainichi reported that the Finance Ministry announced on Monday that Japan will ban imports of Russian gold starting on Aug. 1 as an additional sanction against Russia. The paper noted that in addition to the Russian gold import ban, the GOJ agreed at the cabinet meeting on July 5 to suspend the provision of trust and accounting services to Russia….Read more

  • July 26, 2022
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Japan survey: 40% have offered support to Ukraine

Forty percent of respondents to a survey by Japan’s Red Cross say they have supported the people of Ukraine and its evacuees through donations and other means.   The Japanese Red Cross Society surveyed 1,200 people nationwide in early July to assess public awareness of humanitarian crises following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   Thirty-one percent of the respondents said they….Read more

  • July 24, 2022
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Defense White Paper says “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should on no account be tolerated”

NHK reported on the Defense Ministry’s white paper submitted to the cabinet this morning. The ministry added a new chapter on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the annual document, saying the Russian aggression “could carry the wrong implication that unilaterally changing the status quo would be allowed in other areas including Asia” and that the international community should on no….Read more

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Ukrainian envoy to Japan to visit Okinawa

Saturday’s Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that Okinawa Prefectural Assembly President Akamine said on Friday that Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Korsunsky is making arrangements to visit Okinawa in August and that the assembly has made an informal request to the envoy to deliver a speech there. According to Akamine, Ambassador Korsunsky is planning to visit Okinawa on Aug. 5 to meet with….Read more

  • July 16, 2022
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Japan finishes sending relief supplies for Ukrainians

Tokyo, July 15 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government said Friday that it has finished transporting relief supplies for Ukraine refugees from the United Arab Emirates to Poland and Romania using Air Self-Defense Force aircraft.   Japan sent a total of 103 tons of relief supplies, such as blankets, plastic sheeting and solar lamps, in May to June.   The airlifting of relief supplies was carried….Read more

  • July 15, 2022
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Japan raps N. Korea for recognizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine

Tokyo, July 15 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi criticized North Korea on Friday for recognizing the pro-Russian “republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as independent states.   At a press conference, Hayashi referred to a U.N. General Assembly resolution adopted in March calling on Russia to immediately retract its recognition of the two regions, controlled by pro-Russian….Read more

  • July 15, 2022
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Yokohama to give Odesa water purification equipment

Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)–The city government of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, plans to provide 33 units of mobile water purification equipment to Odesa at the request of its sister city in southern Ukraine.   The units are capable of purifying ground and other water to produce drinking water for a total of 100,000 people per day, or 3 liters….Read more

  • July 13, 2022
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FM Hayashi, UNDP chief confirm cooperation in reconstruction of Ukraine

NHK reported that Foreign Minister Hayashi and visiting UN Development Programme Administrator Steiner held a meeting today during which they confirmed close cooperation over the reconstruction of Ukraine, such as disposing of unexploded shells and debris. In addition, Hayashi reportedly told Steiner about Japan’s hope to support the development of African nations that have been affected by the global food….Read more

  • July 13, 2022
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