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These sanctions are introduced to fulfill joint decisions which the leaders of seven leading highly industrialized countries had taken.
Japan has already introduced the first package of sanctions against Russia on March 18. These sanctions were related with Russia’s position on the Republic of Crimea. Then sanctions envisaged suspension of consultations over a softer visa regime and freezing of the start of talks on possible conclusion of three treaties on investment co-operation, co-operation in space exploration and prevention of dangerous military activity.