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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Feb. 19.
Apr 4, 2024
Japan committed to long-term public-private aid to Ukraine
By bolstering assistance to Ukraine, Japan also aims to send a message to China, cautioning against unilateral attempts to change the status quo.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes part in an online meeting of Group of Seven leaders at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo late Saturday, the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2024
On Ukraine war anniversary, Kishida stresses need for unity as setbacks mount
The PM told G7 leaders that more "concrete actions" to support Kyiv are needed, vowing more Russian sanctions and condemning North Korean missile exports.
Ukrainian evacuees arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in April 2022.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 24, 2024
90% of Ukrainian evacuees in Japan unwilling to return home
According to the survey of 153 Ukrainian evacuees last month, only 16, or 10.5%, said they would return home immediately if a cease-fire is reached.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Ukraine's prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, during the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Monday.
Feb 23, 2024
Where others dither, Japan delivers on aid to Ukraine
Japan is doing all it can to prove to the Kremlin that it will ultimately be Ukraine, not Russia, that will prosper when the war is over.
A member of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service attends a transfer ceremony of special vehicles from Japan to Ukraine in Kyiv on Nov. 20, 2023.
Feb 23, 2024
An ominous portent emerges for Japan as Ukraine war enters third year
There are growing indications that the once-durable coalition of partners backing Kyiv’s war effort is crumbling — an ominous sign for Japan.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is flanked by security personnel as he arrives at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan for a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Ukrainian PM cautions of war’s spillover as he looks to tamp down fatigue fears
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal warned in Tokyo that a Russian victory would prompt more conflicts across the globe.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal meets with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as a part of the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Feb 20, 2024
Private sector vital in pacifist Japan's support for Ukraine
With Japan unable to provide military assistance under its pacifist Constitution, private investment plays a vital role in showing commitment to Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (right) presents a gift to a Ukrainian refugee an event at the Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
As war fatigue grows, Japan pledges long-term support to Ukraine
Describing the aid as an investment in the future, Tokyo emphasized how Japan’s technology and expertise in reconstruction could serve Ukraine’s needs.
Anastasiia Pelykh (left) and Daria Datsenko talk about their lives in Japan after evacuating from Ukraine during an interview in Kyoto earlier this month.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 19, 2024
Two years after invasion, Ukrainians in Japan forge their own paths
A pair of women have taken different paths, but echoed the same refrain: They want the war to end as soon as possible so they can see their families.
A delegation of Ukrainian officials look at machinery used for debris processing in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, in January.
Feb 18, 2024
Japanese technology to contribute to Ukraine reconstruction, government hopes
Japanese officials will meet with Ukrainian counterparts in Tokyo on Monday to discuss measures to support the reconstruction of their country.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with then-Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi prior to their meeting in Kyiv in September.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
Japan may ease Ukraine travel restrictions
Ukraine is under Tokyo's strictest travel advisory, which urges all Japanese citizens to evacuate and avoid all travel there.
Members of the de-mining department of the Ukrainian Emergency Services survey an area of farmland and electric power lines for land mines and other unexploded ordnance in the Eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine. Japan plans to pledge ¥15.8 billion ($106 million) in aid to support the reconstruction of Ukraine in seven fields such as de-mining.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
Japan to pledge $106 million in aid to Ukraine
The two countries are expected to agree on Tokyo's involvement in Kyiv's post-war reconstruction at a conference slated for Feb. 19.
 Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal attends an interview on Thursday in Kyiv.
Feb 11, 2024
Ukraine PM says Japanese firms can play big role in war recovery
Ukraine's prime minister expressed hope that major Japanese automakers will share their engineering expertise with Ukrainian businesses.
Ukrainian Railway trains at the central railway station of Kyiv on Sunday
Feb 7, 2024
Ukrainian Railways to buy rails from Nippon Steel
Nippon Steel plans to deliver about 15,000 metric tons of rails in summer and 7,500 metric tons next year.
An apartment block that was heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Dnipro, Ukraine, on Jan. 18, 2023. Housing, transportation networks and various types of other infrastructure facilities across the nation have suffered substantial damage in the wake of Russia's invasion.
Jan 2, 2024
Japan sharing reconstruction lessons with Ukraine
Ukrainian officials have reportedly said reconstruction efforts will draw inspiration from successful examples in Japan.
Avispa Fukuoka and Shakhtar Donetsk members pose for a photo after a charity match at Tokyo's National Stadium on Monday.
Dec 19, 2023
Fukuoka and Shakhtar draw 2-2 in charity match in Tokyo
More than 18,000 watched the match at the venue where both sets of players entered the pitch draped in Ukrainian flags.
A residential building damaged by a Russian missile strike in the Serhiivka, in Ukraine's Odesa region, in July 2022. Daria Krokva, a doctor, fled Ukraine for Japan in April 2022 after being advised to evacuate by a cousin in Kobe.
Nov 23, 2023
Ukrainian doctor aims for national license in Japan
Daria Krokva is working hard on her Japanese proficiency in order to qualify for taking the national examination for medical practitioners.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa attend a working dinner during G7 ministerial meetings, in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 7, 2023
G7 support for Ukraine will not waver due to Gaza crisis, Japan says
The G7 nations, as well as the European Union, meet in Tokyo on Nov. 7 to 8 to discuss issues including the Ukraine war and the Israel-Gaza crisis.
Avispa Fukuoka celebrated winning the Levain Cup on Saturday after defeating Urawa Reds 2-1 at Tokyo's National Stadium.
Nov 7, 2023
Fukuoka to play charity game against Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk
Newly crowned J. League YBC Levain Cup football champions Avispa Fukuoka will play a charity match against Ukrainian powerhouse Shakhtar Donetsk at Tokyo's National Stadium on Dec. 18, the Japanese club has said.
Ukrainian sumo wrestler Aonishiki (left) competes in a preliminary bout for unranked wrestlers during the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 12.
Oct 27, 2023
Ukrainian wrestler aims to make impact in Japan's world of sumo
Aonishiki, real name Danylo Yavhusishin, stepped on the hallowed dohyō at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan for the first time in September.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan