Japan to impose additional trade sanctions against Russia

Japan will impose additional economic sanctions on Russia over the country's invasion of Ukraine, banning exports of dump trucks and bulldozers among other items.

Starting next Friday, the government will ban exports of 67 items, including construction-related vehicles and machinery, to Russia.

The Cabinet revised a relevant ordinance on Friday to implement the sanctions.

Last year, Japan's exports to Russia totaled about 6.43 billion dollars in value. The items newly added to the list of sanctions account for about 5 percent of these exports.

Japan has already banned exports of semiconductors, luxury cars and other items for public use to Russia.

Japan's economy minister Hagiuda Koichi told reporters that the government is set to impose strict sanctions against Russia in line with other Group of Seven countries and the international community, while closely watching the situation in Ukraine.