Japan Envoy Returns Home with 20 Ukrainian Refugees from Poland

Japan has welcomed 20 more Ukrainian evacuees who boarded a Japanese government plane and landed in Tokyo today April 5. 

According to a report from NHK World – Japan, the plane carrying the evacuees has touched down at Haneda Airport. 

A separate report from Kyodo News indicated that the refugees traveled together with Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. 

Hayashi was dispatched to Poland to inspect the country’s response to the influx of Ukrainian refugees.

Hayashi informed his counterpart Zbigniew Rau in Warsaw during his visit that Japan will welcome as many (evacuees) as feasible from Ukraine.

Different media entities in Japan reported that there are already about 400 evacuees there since March 2. 

The Japanese government said that it would provide assistance to evacuees who did not have relatives or friends.

This government assistance for the Ukrainian refugees will last approximately six months and will cover their daily needs as well as medical treatment, language courses, job training, and children’s education.

Before going through immigration and being escorted to their accommodations, the Ukrainian evacuees were given COVID-19 examinations.

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