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.

“We will work together with the relevant ministries and agencies so that we can swiftly and proactively accept” those fleeing violence in Ukraine, Furukawa said.