Along with direct aid, Hayashi unveiled plans for a Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Promotion Office in the Foreign Ministry and public-private initiatives.
"We extend our heartfelt sympathies and pray for the souls of those who have tragically lost their lives," in Hawaii, said Foreign Minister Hayashi.
A diplomatic protest is a tepid response to Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao saying that supporting Taiwan would lead the Japanese people into the "pit of fire."
The G7 foreign ministers pledge to "reinforce the free and open international order based on the rule of law." How can this be translated into concrete...
A meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in Nagano condemned Russia and called on China to act as a responsible member of the international community.
Representatives of Japan and Europe have bluntly told the leaders of China that they abhor its tacit support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan's leaders need to put their political lives on the line to negotiate seriously with China. Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi's visit failed to do that.
China has put in arbitrary detention at least 17 Japanese, and many other foreigners, since it enacted a counterespionage law in 2014.
A week after Prime Minister Kishida demanded Russia pull its forces out of Ukraine, Russia's Navy fired rockets capable of destroying a ship near Japan.
Sending a deputy instead of Foreign Minister Hayashi to the G20 meeting weakens the initiative to halt Russia's aggression in Ukraine.
Politicians and defense experts, including from Japan, gathered in Germany to discuss Ukraine as North Korea fired another missile into the sea near Hokkaido.
Sri Lanka counts Japan as its second largest lender and the shutdown of Mitsubishi operations in the financially embattled country is viewed as a major setback.