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Total of 29 evacuees from Ukraine have arrived in Japan

  • March 15, 2022
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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Asahi and Mainichi reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno announced on Monday that a total of 29 evacuees from Ukraine entered Japan from March 2 to 12. The papers said all of them have relatives or acquaintances in Japan, adding that there are growing moves among local municipalities to announce their support for the Ukrainian evacuees. Matsuno also reportedly said there were about 60 Japanese nationals in Ukraine as of March 12 and explained that there is no information suggesting that they have suffered any injuries.

In a related story, NHK reported that the GOJ is mulling launching a system to shelter Ukrainian evacuees who have no connection with Japan by referring them to local governments and commercial enterprises willing to host or hire them. In addition to the kin and acquaintances of about 1,900 Ukrainians who have residency status in Japan, the GOJ is eager to take in other evacuees to demonstrate Japan’s solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The Komeito party has pressed the GOJ to come up with measures to assist Ukrainian evacuees with finding housing and employment opportunities.

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