The Japanese government will make an official recommendation to its airlines not to fly over the territory of Belarus, as reported by TASS.
It is noted that this is related to the incident with the forced landing of Ryanair aircraft in Minsk.
"Since the risk of recurrence of such a situation cannot be excluded, we recommend national airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace when flying," the Japanese prime minister said at a press conference.
Japan has also decided to close its airspace to the Belarusian airline Belavia and not to accept its flights, including charter ones, "even if requested.
Earlier, one of the largest Japanese carriers, All Nippon Airways, had temporarily changed the route over Belarus. Japan Airlines does not use the routes over the airspace of Belarus at all, so it has not changed anything.