ANNOUNCEMENT 13 May 2022
13 May 2022 - The Japanese government announced banning the export of several product lines to Russia.
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Japan Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry, 13 May 2022. (ウクライナ情勢に関する外国為替及び外国貿易法に基づく措置を実施します（輸出貿易管理令の一部を改正）)
On 13 May 2022, the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced it was adding several product groups to a list of those not allowed to be exported to Russia. The ban was to go into effect from 20 May 2022, METI said.
The measure was taken out in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A METI press release announcing the changes stated that they were carried out 'in order for Japan to contribute to international efforts for international peace for resolving [the situation in Ukraine]'.
The specific list of goods enumerated 70 products that would be added to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade act's list of goods subject to export restrictions. These were summarised in a press release thus:
Please note that in some cases, the export ban applies to products only used for certain applications.