Municipalities are coming forward to offer support to Ukrainians who have fled to Japan — from housing and jobs to education for their children — following Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s announcement last week that Japan will accept them.

On Tuesday, Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa said in a parliamentary session that between Mar. 2 and Tuesday, Japan had accepted eight Ukrainians who fled the country due to the crisis.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.