By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Japan


Japan and South Korea restore each other’s preferred trade country status

On 27 June 2023, Japan re-added South Korea as a preferred trade country (Group A country).  Japan removed South Korea from what was formerly known as the “white list” in 2019 “to ensure the appropriate implementation of security export control” (previous post).  South Korea similarly restored Japan to its list of preferred trade countries in April 2023. On 7 July …

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384 Japanese officials banned from entry into Russia

In response to Japanese sanctions on Russia, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced travel bans on 384 members of the House of Representatives of Japan. Press Release, including list.


Russia imposes travel bans on Japanese PM & 62 others

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced reciprocal sanctions on 63 Japanese nationals, including Prime Minster Fumio Kishida, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi, as well as other members of government, politicians, officials, businesspeople, members of the media and academics. Those listed are subject to travel bans.


BIS adds 27 to Entity List

27 entities and people have been added to the US Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Entity List for engaging in activities that are “contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests” of the US, including involvement in the advancement of China and Russia’s military capabilities, including China’s quantum development, Pakistan’s nuclear program and Iran’s military and space programs. …

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FATF issues Japan Mutual Evaluation Report 2021

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released its Japan Mutual Evaluation Report 2021. Notice and Executive Summary. The report found that: Japan does not implement UN Security Council sanctions “without delay” (within 24 hours). Prior to October 2019, Japan implemented terrorist-financing sanctions with “significant” delays of 1 to 3 weeks, and non-proliferation sanctions with delays of 5 to 10 …

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Current Sanctions

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