"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Situation in Ukraine

[Date] March 1, 2014
[Source] Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
[Full text]

1. Japan is closely following the developments with concern in the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine.

2. Japan strongly urges all parties to respect the rule of law and the territorial integrity, and in this regard, to exert maximum restraint and act in a responsible manner.