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Japan Sanctions

Existing Sanctions

Measures based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law to Prevent the Transfer of Financial Resources and to Prohibit the Import of Items related to Iran's Proliferation Sensitive Nuclear Activities and Development of Nuclear Weapon Delivery Systems (February 2007)

In February 2007, Japan imposed sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1737, which was intended to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Measures based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law to Freeze the Assets of Persons and Entities Engaged in Iran's Proliferation Sensitive Nuclear and Other Activities and to Prohibit the Import of Arms from Iran (May 2007)

In May 2007, the government of Japan added 13 organizations and 15 individuals to its list of sanctioned Iranian entities and, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1747, froze their assets due to links with nuclear activities.

Additional Measures based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to Freeze the Assets of Entities and Persons Related to Iran's Proliferation Sensitive Nuclear and Other Activities (April 2008)

In accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1803, the government of Japan implemented additional sanctions against Iran.

Measures based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act Following the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Iran (August 2010)

In August 2010, Japan passed new sanctions against Iran under UN Resolution 1929, imposing an asset freeze on an additional 40 Iranian entities and one individual suspected of being involved in nuclear and missile development.

With this measure, the government of Japan lists 75 entities and 41 individuals engaged in Iran's proliferation activities and consequently subject to an asset freeze.

Accompanying Measures pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 (September 2010)

In September 2010, the government of Japan passed accompanying measures to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1929. The measures bar any new investment in Iran's energy sector, and increase restrictions on financial activity, including prohibiting Japanese firms from providing insurance and reinsurance that could aid Iran in its proliferation activities and prohibiting Iranian banks from opening in Japan.