Japan will continue with its investments in Russia’s liquefied natural gas projects and the Asian nation will continue to receive essential energy imports from the Sakhalin 1 and Sakhalin 2 projects in Russia’s Fast East.

The annual government report adopted on 7 June affirmed that Japan would continue its participation in the Sakhalin 1 oil and gas and Sakhalin 2 liquefied natural gas projects, which are deemed “essential energy sources” for Japan.

If Japan were to pull out of these projects, that would end up "benefitting Russia and harming Japan's energy security", the report said, reiterating the government's stance of maintaining its interests in the projects.