Japan approved fresh economic sanctions against Iran on Friday after the
United Nations asked Tokyo to tighten restrictions against Tehran over
its controversial nuclear enrichment program, an official said.
measures approved by the Cabinet of Prime Minister Naoto Kan include an
asset freeze on 88 entities, 15 banks and 24 individuals, trade
ministry official Hideaki Fujisawa said. Japan had previously frozen
assets on 75 entities and 41 individuals.
The individuals are also banned from entering Japan, Fujisawa said.