Japan Adopts Additional Sanctions on North Korea (News)


Tokyo, Nov. 7 (Jiji Press)—The Japanese government approved at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday additional sanction measures it will impose on its own against North Korea, freezing the assets of 35 organizations and individuals linked to the country.

By expanding the scope of its unilateral sanctions, Japan is aiming to cut off financial sources for research and development activities or inflows of materials that may assist Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development, officials said.

Under the new sanctions, Japan will freeze the assets of nine North Korean organizations and 26 individuals.

"It includes North Korean groups and individuals with addresses registered in China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Libya," Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide told a press conference the same day.

In total, 84 organizations and 108 individuals are now subject to the asset freeze by Japan.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

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