Additional Designation of Individuals and Entities Subject to the Measures to Freeze Assets of Those Who Are Considered to Be Directly Involved in “Annexation” of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol or Destabilization of Eastern Part of Ukraine

December 9, 2014
Japanese

  1. For the purpose of contributing to the international efforts for achieving international peace, Japan has been implementing measures to freeze assets of the individuals and entities considered to be directly involved in the “annexation” of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol or the destabilization of Eastern Part of Ukraine.
    Today, on December 9, 2014, in view of the current international situation over Ukraine, for the purpose of contributing to the international efforts for achieving international peace for a solution of the issue, in line with the measures taken by other major countries, the Government of Japan decided to add 26 individuals and 14 entities considered to be directly involved in the destabilization of Eastern Part of Ukraine to the list of asset freeze measures.
     
    (1) Contents of the measures
    As of December 9, under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, Japan implements the measures (i) and (ii) as described below, on those who are designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice (issued on December 9, 2014).
     
    (i) Restriction on payment
    A permission system is applied to payments, etc. to the individuals and entities designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice.
      
    (ii) Restriction on capital transactions
    A permission system is applied to capital transactions (i.e., contract of deposit, trust, and money loan) with the individuals and entities designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice.