Japan Prime Minister
Prime Minister Kishida announces Japan will take in refugees from Ukraine to ‘demonstrate solidarity’
- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed that his country would take in Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion during a phone call with Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
- Kishida stated in his call that he would like to “demonstrate solidarity with the Ukrainian people” and asked that Morawiecki help Japanese citizens who may be trying to flee Ukraine by getting into Poland.
- Kishida also spoke with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeir and stated that Japan and Germany would be working together to help Ukraine through the crisis.
- The president’s declaration comes amid 70 Japanese nationals’ response to Ukraine’s request for volunteers to fight against Russian invaders as well as a recent Twitter feud between Japanese and Russian officials.
In response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishhida pledged that his country is ready to take in Ukrainian refugees as an act of unity with Ukraine.
According to Reuters, the United Nations has reported that an estimated 700,000 people have already fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion started and have been seeking refuge in nearby countries such as Poland, which currently holds around half of Ukraine’s displaced.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly lost his balance and fell in a bunker sand during a round of golf with President Donald Trump on Monday.
Trump, during his first ever two-day trip to Japan as the U.S. president, had the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf with Prime Minister Abe and Japanese professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture.