Japan imposed sanctions on 48 individuals and 94 organizations from Russia, including Russian Deputy Defense Minister Viktor Goremykin and Wagner PMC, one of the founders of which is Yevgeny Prigozhin. The statement was published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
The president of the Kalashnikov concern Alan Lushnikov, the head of the Office of the President of Russia for ensuring the activities of the State Council, Alexander Kharichev, and the deputy head of the Office of the President of the President for ensuring the activities of the State Council, Boris Rapoport, also fell under the sanctions. In addition to them, Japan included in the list of employees of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and the alleged relative of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, Turpal-Ali Ibragimov.
As part of the sanctions, the assets of employees of the occupation administrations established by Russia - Kherson region, "LPR" and "DPR" are frozen: Andrey Alekseenko, Vladimir Bobrischev, Gennady Garkusha, Vladimir Lipandin, Vasily Noskov, Timur Samatov and Konstantin Zavizenov, Denis Kurashov, Dmitry Shmelev .
The list of organizations whose assets will be frozen also includes Rosbank, the Lebedev Physical Institute, the Vympel shipbuilding plant, the Fakel machine-building design bureau named after Academician Grushin, and Radioavionika OJSC.
Export restrictions are imposed against 21 organizations, including the Soyuz Federal Center for Dual Technologies, the Milandr company, the Institute of Semiconductor Physics. A. V. Rzhanova SB RAS, Ruselectronics holding and others.
Japan, along with the EU and G7 countries, is part of a coalition that sets a ceiling on Russian oil prices due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Also, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan during the war in Ukraine began to reduce purchases of Russian coal, trying to replace it with supplies from Australia. As a result, the Russian coal market, which is key under Western sanctions, is under threat. Since February 3, the Japanese authorities have expanded sanctions against the Russian Federation, including a ban on the export of robots, vaccines, medical equipment and devices for analysis and tests.