• Staff Report


Japan will prolong economic sanctions against North Korea for two more years and take additional financial steps to punish it for violating a U.N. resolution against nuclear testing, officials said Friday.

In the meantime, all exports to and imports from North Korea remain banned and North Korean ships are still not allowed to call at Japanese ports.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.