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Ukraine war

Japan revokes Russia's 'most favored' status over Ukraine

Kishida mentions Sakhalin-2 LNG project in regard to Japan's energy security

Prime Minister Kisida announces that Japan will no longer treat Russia as a "most favored nation." (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japan will revoke Russia's "most favored nation" status over its invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Wednesday.

"Russia's invasion of Ukraine is an atrocity that should be recorded in history," Kishida told reporters. "We denounce it in defense of the values of freedom, human rights and the rule of law."

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