Russia and Japan

Japan to widen export sanctions against Russia

Japan to widen export sanctions against Russia

Japan will introduce sanctions against two Russian and one Belarusian bank and will expand the ban on goods export to Russia due to the situation around Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry of Japan said on Tuesday. Assets of the Russian …

Japan, EU to continue sanctions pressure on Russia

Japan, EU to continue sanctions pressure on Russia

Japan and the European Union will continue to exert sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday after a summit held in Tokyo with EU leaders. The …

Russia sanctions 63 Japanese citizens, including PM Kishida

Russia sanctions 63 Japanese citizens, including PM Kishida

In a tit-for-tat move, Russia on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 63 Japanese senior officials, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. In a statement on its website, the Russian Foreign Ministry slammed the policy pursued by …

Japan Tobacco considers sale of Russia operations

Japan Tobacco considers sale of Russia operations

Japan Tobacco (JT) said on Thursday it was considering selling its Russia operations after suspending investment and marketing activities in the country last month. The announcement by JT, market leader in Russia, came after it said in …

Toshiba no longer accepts orders from Russian partners

Toshiba no longer accepts orders from Russian partners

Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba announced on its website on Wednesday it was suspending all investment in Russia and will no longer accept orders from Russian partners. The company cited the Russian special military operation …

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Tokyo embassy

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Tokyo embassy

A bus with Russian diplomats, earlier expelled by the government of Japan, left the Russian embassy’s territory and headed to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. The diplomats and their family members will be brought back to Russia …

Japan approves additional sanctions against Russia

Japan approves additional sanctions against Russia

The Japanese government on Tuesday approved additional sanctions against 398 people and 28 organizations from Russia in connection with the situation around Ukraine, according to the website of the Japanese Foreign Ministry. In …

Japan to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade mission staff

Japan to expel eight Russian diplomats and trade mission staff

The Japanese authorities have decided to expel eight Russian diplomats and staff members of the trade mission in Tokyo in connection with the situation around Ukraine and the Russian military operation currently underway, a Japanese Foreign …

Japan to ask firms not to pay for Russian gas in roubles

Japan to ask firms not to pay for Russian gas in roubles

Japanese companies will be asked to refuse Russia’s demand that energy payments be made in roubles, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Tuesday. Russia demanded last week that “unfriendly” countries must …

Japan expands sanctions against Russia

Japan expands sanctions against Russia

Japan expanded sanctions against Russia in view of the special military operation underway now in Ukraine, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Twenty-five Russians were added to the sanction list, including chief executive of …

Russia terminates peace treaty talks with Japan

Russia terminates peace treaty talks with Japan

Moscow is terminating peace treaty talks with Tokyo in the light of Japan’s newly-introduced unilateral restrictions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "In the light of the …

Japan to toughen sanctions against Russia

Japan to toughen sanctions against Russia

The government of Japan will broaden export and financial sanctions against Russia and Russian businessmen due to the situation around Ukraine, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at the press conference on Wednesday. "We are going …