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Japan is right to be prudent when it comes to Russian energy

Knee-jerk boycotts will only worsen global disruptions

| Japan
A tanker loads LNG from the Sakhalin-2 project in the port of Prigorodnoye, Russia, in October 2021: The Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects account for about 9% of Japan's LNG imports.   © AP

Vandana Hari is founder of Singapore-based Vanda Insights, which tracks energy markets.

Japan is fully justified in deciding not to withdraw from Russia's Sakhalin oil and gas projects. It is time the self-appointed arbiters of how countries should punish or protest Moscow's invasion of Ukraine learned to take a big-picture and long-term view.

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