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Japan imposes additional sanctions on Russia, Belarus and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics On March 3, 2022, the Japanese government announced additional sanctions against the Russia Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The new restrictions include : designations of further 18 individuals from the Russian Federation;designations of four Russian banks (VTB Bank, Sovcombank, Novikombank and Otkritie);designations of further 7 individuals and 2 entities from the Republic…

In three separate statements of February 25, 27 and 28 2022, the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, announced that Japan will impose additional sanctions on Russia. The new measures will include: asset freezes and suspension on issuing visas for key Russian individuals, including President Putin;asset freezes of selected Russian banks and other entities;working with allies in order to cut-off selected Russian banks from SWIFT;restrictions on transactions with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation;…

On February 23, 2022, the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, made an announcement that Japan will implement a set of economic sanctions against Russia and the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (“DPR”) and Luhansk People’s Republic (“LPR”) in eastern Ukraine. Japan has condemned the latest Russian move of recognizing the break-away areas as a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine as well as international law. Accordingly, the Japanese government has decided to…

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced the Cabinet’s approval of the removal of the Republic of Korea from the “White Countries” List on 2 August 2019.  METI announced on 1 July 2019 that it had initiated the process of revising the so-called “White Countries” list in Appendix 3 of the Export Trade Control Order to remove the Republic of Korea and that it would be accepting public comments on the revisions until 24 July 2019.

The public comments received are available hereThis announcement is available here. This amendment is scheduled to promulgated on August 7, 2019 and go into effective on August 28, 2019.