Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsunodeclared on Tuesday that he “presented a severe protest to the Russian ambassador in Japan”, while adding that he told him that Japan must take “equivalent measures” after the arrest of the Japanese consul by Russia accused of espionage.
The Japanese consul detained in Russia did not participate in any illegal activities.
It is very unfortunate that the Russian FSB has detained the Japanese consul in an intimidating manner.
The arrest of the Japanese consul by Russia is extremely regrettable, unacceptable and unbelievable.
The Japanese consul detained in Russia has already been released, without health problems.
In another order of things, the Japanese Minister of Finance, Shunichi Suzuki, mentioned that they will continue to monitor the foreign exchange market.
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Source: Fx Street