URGENT: Japan to join U.S., EU in cutting Russian banks off int'l system

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Japan will join efforts by the United States and the European Union in blocking access by some Russian banks to the international payment system SWIFT, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday. On top of the sanctions on Russia which invaded Ukraine, Japan plans to freeze assets held by Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian government officials, Kishida told reporters.

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