FOCUS: G7 chair Japan needs to urge more nations to impose Russian sanctions

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As the Ukraine war drags on, Japan, which will chair the Group of Seven industrialized nations in 2023, should increase efforts to urge more nations to impose sanctions on Russia and add pressure on Moscow to enter negotiations with Ukraine for a cease-fire, international relations experts say. An effective way to do so is for the G-7, whose leaders are gathering for an annual summit in Hiroshima in May, to form a united front with countries that have so far resisted taking action against Russia. Russia's invasion of its neighbor in late February has led the G-7 states -- Britain, Canada, Fran...

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