Iran Japan

US sanctions against Iran, lose-lose game: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday said that the US sanctions imposed on Iran benefit neither side and is tantamount to lose-lose game.


Iran welcomes Japanese investment in Chabahar Port: Rouhani

The Iranian president has told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Tehran wants Tokyo to invest in Chabahar Port that has been exempted from the US sanctions.


Iran has wished that Japan keep buying Iranian oil: Japanese PM spokesman

Takeshi Osuga who is the spokesman for the Japanese delegation, headed by PM Shinzo Abe, to Iran has avoided at all costs to confirm whether Iranian president and Abe talked about Iran crude sales to the country. He says it was only raised by President Rouhani as a "wishful statement".


Japan’s crude imports from Iran surged to nearly 300,000 b/d in March

The Asian country imported more than 290,000 barrels per day from Iran in March after the country restarted crude purchases from Tehran before the waivers ended on 2 May.


Iran’s FM Zarif tours Asia to rally support for Tehran against US pressures

India, Japan and China are Iran’s three biggest oil clients that have stopped their purchases after Trump Administration didn’t renew sanctions waivers. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has finished his Asian tour to rally these countries’ support behind Tehran at a time of heightened tensions with the US.


Iran in talks with European, Asian countries to send skilled workers abroad

Sending skilled Iranian workers abroad is a government initiative aimed at cutting down the number of unemployed youth as well as meeting the high demand for skilled workers in countries such as Germany or Japan.

Mine and Industry

Asia’s crude oil imports from Iran to redouble in February

Unilateral US sanctions on Iran have targeted Iranian oil sales that have caused some dips in the country’s crude purchase. But with countries such as Japan and South Korea restarting importing Iranian crude, the purchase is set to rebound in this month.


Japan to resume banking ties with Iran: Envoy

Tokyo will be the latest of Iran oil importers that is intending to restart banking relations with cash-stripped Iran. China, India and South Korea have already put in place special payment channels.


Japan to continue Iran oil purchase: envoy

Japan has been one of the eight countries that have been exempted from the US sanctions to be able to buy energy from Iran. Tokyo says it’s willing to import Iranian crude but needs an extension of its waiver.


Japanese Fuji Oil loads first cargo of Iranian oil since US sanctions

Japanese refiner Fuji Oil Co has lifted Iranian crude oil in the first cargo to head for Japan since the country received a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Tehran.