The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe ought to reconsider relations with Russia and repeal the existing punishment, said Last news the ex-Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
"Japan, I think, is to move away from economic penalties. But, unfortunately, at the recent summit of the "Big seven" Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined the decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. I dream that Prime Minister Abe is aware, because it was not highly desirable for Japan, " said the head of the Department.
according to his statement, " the Prime Minister should reconsider his attitude to the sanctions." I hope that, if Japan does not join the sanctions or cancel them, it will lead to the improvement of Russian-Japanese relations, " he added.
Japan After the EU and the US imposed penalties on a number of Russian bureaucrats and credit organizations of the Russian Federation and froze work on a number of agreements. Punishment relative to Russia imposed by Western countries because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions List, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news