Japan plans to ban exports of luxury cars to Russia


Japan is planning to ban exports of luxury cars to Russia as early as next week as part of sanctions it is imposing on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, a government source said Friday.

Japan has been stepping up pressure against Russia with the United States and European countries as the war in Ukraine drags on despite a global outcry.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at a Group of Seven industrialized nations’ meeting on Thursday that more Russian individuals and entities will be added to its sanctions list and that exports of luxury goods will be banned.

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