• Kyodo, staff report


Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine has caused distress among Russians living in Japan, with many expressing their opposition to the war and urging the country to withdraw its troops.

“I had thought they may invade the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, but I never expected they would invade the entire country,” said Artemii Kuznetcov, 27, a student of Japanese linguistics enrolled in a doctoral program at Kyoto University.

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