Balancing priorities, Japan cautious as US, Europe step up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

July 17, 2014 8:23 AM

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Balancing priorities, Japan cautious as US, Europe step up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

TOKYO – For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It's complicated.

The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Relations between Japan and Russia have suffered for decades due to a territorial dispute that has prevented the signing of a peace treaty after World War II.

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