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WorldAsiaJapan bans exports of steel, drones and toys to Russia

Japan bans exports of steel, drones and toys to Russia

From April 7, Japan will ban the export to Russia of steel, aluminum and products made from them, excavators, bulldozers, drones, components for the aviation industry and space, fiber optics and ship engines. This is stated on the website of the country’s Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade.
The ban also includes the supply of toys – puzzles and children’s puzzles.
In addition, the authorities have extended the deprivation of Russia of the status of “pro-trade nation” for another year. Tokyo stripped Moscow of its preferential status in March 2022 following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Japan has imposed sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, senior officials in the country and their relatives, banks and companies, and has stripped Russia of its Most Favored Nation status in trade. At the same time, Tokyo announced that it would provide military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Russia has included Japan in the list of “hostile countries”.
On the anniversary of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on the extension of sanctions. It involved freezing the assets of 120 Russian natural and legal persons. Japan will also ban the export of goods that could support Russian industry, such as drone parts. In total, about 900 Russians and about 450 Russian organizations and companies are on Japan’s restrictive lists.
Kishida also said Japan would provide Ukraine with $5.5 billion in aid to rebuild war-torn infrastructure. During the war, Tokyo had already provided Kiev with $600 million in financial assistance, as well as large amounts of humanitarian aid, the total value of which also amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars.

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