Japan expanded the sanctions list for North Korea

The Japanese authorities unilaterally expanded the sanctions list in relation to enterprises and individuals of the DPRK, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

As noted in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the list includes institutions and individuals associated with the financial sector, trade in coal and minerals, transport, as well as sending North Korean workers abroad.

Now Japan’s sanctions list includes 103 legal entities and 108 individuals, including seven Chinese enterprises, institutions and five citizens of the PRC, one Singapore enterprise and two enterprises from Namibia.

As noted by observers, the decision of the Japanese authorities was taken before the UN Security Council meeting at the level of the Foreign Ministers on the North Korean problem.