The new Japanese Foreign Minister said that sanctions against Russia will remain
Japan, considered a country of the collective West, although located far to the east, continues to adhere to the policy of that same West towards Russia.
This state of affairs will continue in the future, according to the words of Yoki Kamikawa, who has become the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan. In particular, the Japanese diplomat said that the sanctions previously imposed by Tokyo against Moscow will remain in place. At the same time, Kamikawa added that relations with Russia will be built taking into account Japan’s national interests. True, it is not entirely clear what the Japanese are interested in maintaining sanctions, other than the loss of Russian markets and the deterioration of relations with Moscow.
According to the head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, her country will continue to closely interact with the world community and, in particular, with the G7 countries, which Kamikawa apparently considers the world community.
Japan, as part of Western anti-Russian sanctions imposed due to the situation in Ukraine, froze the assets of about a thousand Russian citizens and introduced restrictions against almost 130 organizations and 12 banks.
Yoko Kamikawa became head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry yesterday, replacing Yoshimasa Hayashi, who held this position for about two years. Let us recall that earlier the Japanese government was dismissed, after which a change of cabinet ministers began.
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