The Japanese government introduced further sanctions against Russia and Belarus on 5 July 2022. These include:

Designations of additional Russian individuals and entities

The Japanese government designated an additional 57 individuals and 6 entities related to the Russian Federation and 5 individuals who were judged to be directly related with the destabilization of the eastern part of Ukraine and subjected them to the following sanctions:

  • Restrictions on payments – A license is required to make a payment to the designated persons or entities.      
  • Restrictions on capital transactions – A license is required on capital transactions, including deposits, trusts, and loan contracts, etc., with the designated person or entities.

Export ban to designated entities of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus

Effective 5 July 2022, the Japanese government introduced an export ban to the designated entities of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

Ban on services provided to the Russian Federation

Effective from July 2022, the provision of services of trust, accounting and auditing services and management consulting services is not allowed unless a license has been obtained from the Japanese government.

Please note that this ban does not apply to the provision of such services to subsidiaries of Japanese companies in Russia.

*This ban will apply to transactions where the provision of such services will commence on or after September 5, 2022.

Import ban on gold from the Russian Federation

*At a later date, the Ministry of Finance will issue a notice which will indicate when this new measure will come into force.

The list of newly designated persons/ entities is available here.

Read our previous blogs on earlier sanctions imposed by the Japanese government here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

To view Japan’s lists of currently designated persons/entities, click on these links: Russian FederationSpecially designated banks in the Russian FederationRussian government and its governmental organizations subject to prohibition of issuance or subscription of securities, Russian Specially Designated entities (1),  (2), (3), and (4),  Belarusian Specially Designated entities (1) and (2), Crimea, Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, and Republic of Belarus.



I. 資産凍結等の対象となるロシア連邦の関係者(57個人・6団体)及びウクライナ東部の不安定化に直接関与していると判断される者(5個人)の指定


(1) 支払い等の許可制

(2) 資本取引(預金契約,信託契約及び金銭の貸付契約)等の許可制



III. ロシア連邦向けのサービスの提供の禁止措置




IV.  ロシア先方からの貴金属(金)の輸入禁止措置





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