"If Mr Kishida visits Ukraine in person, he will see the reality of the devastation" and encourage the world to provide more support, says the ambassador.
Ukraine is at war. Yet some members of Japan’s Diet would rather focus on why a virtual address would be difficult to coordinate.
“We hope that International Criminal Court one day will call this genocide. They are killing people because they are Ukrainians.” Sergiy Korsunsky, Ukraine Ambassador to Japan.
“Japan is a soft superpower.” “What we want from Japan is pioneering efforts for the future reconstruction of Ukraine.” – Sergiy Korsunsky, Ukraine Ambassador to Japan.
Over the first weekend of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, several cities in Japan held peaceful demonstrations to show their support for Ukrainians.