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Ukrainian president to address Japanese Diet today 

  • March 23, 2022
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei, Yomiuri, Asahi, and Sankei wrote that the Committees on Rules and Administration of both houses of the Diet confirmed at their respective administrative board meetings on Tuesday that Ukrainian President Zelenskyy will speak to Diet members remotely at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The papers wrote that the Ukrainian leader will speak in Ukrainian for 10 to 15 minutes with simultaneous interpretation into Japanese and that his address will also be livestreamed on the website of the House of the Representatives. The papers wrote that the speech will be broadcast not in a plenary hall at the Diet but in a meeting room in the Diet members’ office building with Prime Minister Kishida, House of Councillors President Santo, House of Representatives Speaker Hosoda, and other Diet members in attendance. Nikkei and Sankei added that although several foreign leaders have addressed the Japanese Diet in the past, this will be the first address by a foreign leader to be delivered online. 

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