War in Ukraine: Japan freezes the assets of 398 Russians, including Putin's daughters
Eva Deschamps / April 12, 2022
Japan imposed new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, freezing the assets of 398 Russian individuals
The measure was approved by the Japanese Cabinet and includes sanctions against the daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the wife of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kyodo news agency reported.
On Friday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan plans to reduce its coal imports from Russia, with the aim of eventually stopping them completely, and imposing new sanctions.
Tokyo is in close consultation with its G7 partners to determine new sanctions against Russia, Kishida said, citing reports of Russian atrocities in Ukraine and calling them "war crimes" for the first time.