Prime Minister Fumio Kishida failed to gain full support over the Ukrainian crisis from some of the four African nations he visited ahead of the Group of Seven summit he will chair in Hiroshima later this month.

During the tour of Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique from April 29, Kishida denounced Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine in his meetings with leaders of the African countries.

The Russian invasion "is an attempt to change the status quo by force and is therefore unacceptable," Kishida told the leaders of the nations.