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Japan now calls Ukrainian capital Kyiv  

  • April 1, 2022
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All national papers reported that yesterday the GOJ officially decided to change the phonetic representation of the Ukrainian capital from Kiev to Kyiv, which is based on the pronunciation in Ukrainian, in response to the wish of the Ukrainian government. The pronunciations of other Ukrainian cities were also changed, with Chernobyl now being called as Chornobyl. MOFA reportedly stressed that the decision was made to “demonstrate further solidarity with Ukraine.”  

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