"A Japanese diplomat was detained while receiving a monetary reward for information of limited distribution on current aspects of Russia's cooperation with one of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, the impact of the Western sanctions policy on the economic situation in the Primorsky Krai," the report says.
The Japanese side protested, and
was declared persona non grata in connection with his activities, according to the press release of the special service.
The FSB also released a video in which the translator asks the man questions in Japanese.
Written with Russian subtitles.
"Do you understand that for money you collected information from Russian citizens regarding the internal political and economic situation in Russia?
Including private information, not for public use."