February 11, 2016 09:30
Japan is closing its borders to all North Koreans after the North tested long-range missile technology by launching a space rocket last week.
The measure also applies to members of a massive pro-North Korean association of Korean Japanese called Chongryon who travel to the North and seek to return to Japan.
Tokyo will also prohibit all cash remittances of more than 100,000 yen to the North and bar foreign ships that make stopovers in North Korean ports.
Japan announced the sanctions Wednesday rather than waiting for the UN to decide worldwide measures.
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