Japan will send a Russian consul in response to the detention and expulsion of its consul in Vladivostok. It is reported by Kyodo.
On September 26, the FSB announced the detention of the consul of the Consulate General of Japan in Vladivostok "when receiving for money information of limited distribution about the current aspects of Russia's cooperation with one of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and the impact of the Western sanctions policy on the economic situation in Primorsky Krai." According to the service, the consul pleaded guilty. The footage released by the FSB shows a man and a woman having dinner in a restaurant, while he sits with his back to the camera, and the woman's face is blurred. There is no sound or comments on the video, it is accompanied by subtitles made by the service, according to which he admits his guilt.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that the detention of the Japanese consul in Moscow is a violation of the Vienna Convention. The department summoned the Russian ambassador and expressed a strong protest to him, and also demanded an official apology.