Yomiuri reported that Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Korsunsky held separate meetings with House Speaker Hosoda and Upper House President Santo on Thursday and formally requested that President Zelenskyy be given an opportunity to remotely address the Diet. The ruling and opposition blocs are reportedly making arrangements for the speech next week, although it is still uncertain whether his remarks will be delivered live.
Sankei ran a similar story, quoting Prime Minister Kishida as commenting on the Ukrainian request during a parliamentary committee session on Thursday: “I acknowledge that there are technical issues. But Mr. Zelenskyy is calling for global support. The international community must take strong measures against Russia in response to his wishes. I want the legislative branch to respond positively.”