Deputy of the upper house of the Japanese Parliament Muneo Suzuki said that Japan’s sanctions against Russia are illogical and inspired by the West.
This politician said in an interview RIA News.
“We get natural gas and coal from Russia. This is of the utmost importance. Japan refused coal from Russia, but continues to buy gas. This is strange. It’s like stepping on the gas and brake pedals at the same time. Especially in the conditions in which Japan finds itself, including geopolitical ones, when there are no energy resources of its own,” the source said.
According to Suzuki, as time passes, the impact of anti-Russian sanctions on the countries that impose them will only increase, even if these states manage to cope now.
He also noted the influence of Western countries on Japan’s actions and decisions.
“The Kishida administration will act with an eye on America. The emphasis will be shifted from Japan’s position to coordination with the G7 countries,” the deputy said.
On June 21, Japanese Cabinet Secretary General Hirokazu Matsuno announced that Japan would cooperate with the G7 countries to increase pressure on Russia in order to cut off ways to circumvent sanctions. The representative of the Japanese government also announced the intention to influence China against the backdrop of an increase in Russian oil exports by Beijing.