Japan should discontinue anti-Russian sanctions, in the opinion of former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who has visited Crimea in spite of the Tokyo advice that he should not do so.
"I would like relations between Japan and Russia to go back to normal and Japan to abandon the policy of sanctions. I am confident that Japan's joining of the anti-Russian sanctions in the context of our policy of listening to the opinion of our Western partners is wrong," Hatoyama told Crimean republic executives in Simferopol on Wednesday.
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