The Japanese government recently announced additional sanctions on the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

On 8 March 2022, the Japanese government designated a further 20 individuals and two entities related to the Russian Federation, and 12 individuals and 10 entities related to the Republic of Belarus.

On 11 March 2022, the Japanese government designated three banks from the Republic of Belarus, namely: Belagroprombank, Bank Debrabyt and the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus. 

As a result of these sanctions, the Japanese government will freeze the assets and require licenses for the payments to and capital transactions (including deposit, trust, loan and similar contracts) of these designated persons/entities. 

The sanctions against the three banks will take effect on 10 April 2022.

The Japanese government also announced a ban on the export of petroleum refining equipment to the Russian Federation. 

Furthermore, from 15 March 2022, exports to two specially designated entities in Belarus—the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus and JSC Integral (also known as OAO Integral and Joint Stock Company Integral-Holding Managing Company)—will be prohibited. 

Lastly, the Japanese government will ban the export of commodities that will reinforce the military capabilities of the Republic of Belarus.

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

To view Japan’s lists of currently designated persons/entities, click on these links: Russian Federation, Specially designated banks in the Russian Federation, Russian government and its governmental organizations subject to prohibition of issuance or subscription of securities, Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, and Republic of Belarus.



1. 資産凍結等の措置


2. ロシア連邦向け石油精製用の装置等の輸出等の禁止措置


3. ベラルーシ共和国の特定団体への輸出等の禁止措置


国防省(The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus); 及び

株式会社インテグラル(JSC Integral, a.k.a., the following two aliases:

– OAO Integral: and

– Joint-Stock Company integral-Holding Managing Company).


4. ベラルーシ共和国の軍事能力等を強化する汎用品の輸出等の禁止措置



1. 資産凍結等の措置



バンク・ダブラブィト(Bank Debrabyt); 及び

ベラルーシ共和国開発銀行(Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus)









Junko focuses her practice on commercial and trade laws and regulations, WTO dispute settlement, civil and criminal litigation, antitrust law, bankruptcy law and general corporate law. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues involving trade remedy matters such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and import restrictions. She also advises on customs matters, classification and valuation issues, export control and sanctions, tariff treatment, FTA/EPA applications, public procurement, and handles antitrust compliance programs for clients.