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Japan is right to defer Russia sanctions to the government

Kishida takes official responsibility for remaining in Russian energy projects

| Japan
An LNG plant of the Sakhalin-2 project: the responses of Mitsubishi and Mitsui were meek and muted in a shy Japanese way.

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

Acting of their own volition, Western multinational corporations have been taking action to punish and isolate Russia in ways that go well beyond government-ordered sanctions. Japanese corporations have been on the receiving end of pressure to follow suit.

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