Tokyo, Sept. 13 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government is resolved to provide maximum support to Afghans who have arrived in Japan after fleeing their country, now under the control of the Taliban, officials said Monday.
Four Afghan evacuees–a local staff worker of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and family members–arrived at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Sunday night, entering Japan on short-term visas.
The Japanese government plans to confirm whether they aim to seek refugee status, sources familiar with the situation said.
According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the four Afghans are in good shape. They expressed thanks for the Japanese government’s help, ministry officials said.
Another family, consisting of six members, is expected to arrive in Japan as early as Monday, planning to undertake procedures for staying in the country.