Japan announces further sanctions on Russia

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(VOVWORLD) - The Japanese government on Friday announced further sanctions on Russia, including a ban on exports, more asset freezes as well as payment restrictions on Russian individuals and entities.

The Japanese government will ban exports to 80 Russian entities including several military and tech-related companies, which will take effect on June 2, said a statement by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The assets of 17 individuals and 78 entities from Russia will also be frozen with simultaneous restrictions on their payments and capital transactions.

Additional bans will be introduced on exports to Russia of items "which could contribute to the enhancement of Russian industrial capacities", the statement said.