The Japanese government has imposed further sanctions on the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

On 11 March 2022, the government announced amendments to the Export Trade Control Order, which came into effect on 18 March 2022.

The amendments ban the export of the following goods and products to the Russian Federation and Belarus:

  • Controlled products, including machine tools, carbon fiber, high-performance semiconductors, etc.
  • Goods reinforcing the military capabilities of the Russian Federation and Belarus. These include semiconductors, computers, telecommunication equipment, etc.

Exports to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and to a Russian airplane manufacturer, among others, and exports to the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic are prohibited.

The government has also banned the export of petroleum refining equipment to the Russian Federation.

On 15 March 2022, the Japanese government designated an additional 17 individuals related to the Russian Federation. On 18 March 2022, it designated a further 15 individuals and nine entities related to the Russian Federation.

The relevant Ministry Orders and Notifications were published in the Official Gazette and the relevant circular notices were published on the government website on 15 March 2022.

Read our previous blogs on earlier sanctions imposed by the Japanese government 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 securitiesCrimea, Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, and Republic of Belarus.



I. 輸出貿易管理令の改正

2022年2 月26日,3月1日,同月3日,同月8日のウクライナ情勢を巡る閣議了解を踏まえて,3月11日に,輸出貿易管理令の改正が公布され,3月18日に施行された。


1. 国際輸出管理レジーム対象品目のロシア及びベラルーシ向け輸出禁止措置










III. 制裁対象者リストの追加

1.  2022年3月15日,ロシア連邦関係者(17個人)が制裁対象者リストに追加された。

2.  2022年3月18日,ロシア連邦関係者(15個人・9団体)が制裁対象者リストに追加された。









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