Mar 7, 2014

Suga mum on Ukraine sanctions for Russia

by Reiji Yoshida

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined comment if Tokyo will impose economic sanctions against Russia over its deployment of troops on Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, only saying Tokyo will “properly deal with the situation by closely consulting with relevant countries.” The United States, Japan’s sole ...

Sep 7, 2013

U.S. oil sanctions waiver extended

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Japan has again qualified for an exemption from Washington’s sanctions against Iran, citing “additional significant reductions” in Tokyo’s crude oil imports from Tehran. Kerry said Friday that 10 European Union countries, including Britain, France and Germany, ...