Japan mulling further economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine war


Japan is considering imposing additional economic sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, with Western nations having decided to strengthen bans on vehicle exports, the top government spokesman said Tuesday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a press conference that the government will discuss what concrete steps Japan will take “in light of European and U.S. punitive measures,” adding nothing had been decided.

While Japan has prohibited shipments to Russia of luxury vehicles worth more than 6 million yen ($43,000) since April last year, the planned additional sanctions...

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