On Friday, December 15, 2017 Japan imposed additional unilateral sanctions against 19 North Korean entities. This includes companies involved in the financial services, coal, and oil trading sectors.
With the additional 19 entities, the total number of North Korean entities under Japanese sanctions now stands at 56.
(1) "According to a Foreign Ministry official, all the companies are already subject to U.S. sanctions, starting from January last year."
- BBC News - "Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea"
- Ministry of Finance, Japan - "経済制裁措置及び対象者リスト, Economic Sanctions Measures and Target List"
- (1) Nikkei Asian Review - "Japan expands unilateral sanctions on North Korea"