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As war rages on, Ukrainian evacuees ready for long-term stay in Japan

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While evacuees must overcome the high hurdle of obtaining Japanese language proficiency in order to achieve a stable life in Japan, Ukrainian evacuees are making efforts to become more self-reliant with assistance from support groups.

The existential question of when an "evacuee" becomes a refugee.

probably when Japan addresses the contradictions in its refugee and immigration policies, policies where they regard Ukraine.

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As of March 20 this year, some 2,100 Ukrainian evacuees were in Japan

As how the article was written it would give the impression they were talking about much greater numbers, sad that this is not the case.

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Just like the ones in Europe, they have very little intention to return to Ukraine.

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Good for them. Keeping their families safe while developing an even stronger Ukraine-Japan relationship. In the worst of circumstances- due to fascist Russia - these two nations are being brought closer together.

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The Oita Prefecture city of Beppu, known for having a large number of hot springs, has some 30 Ukrainian refugees living there.

Hot springs!

Now you have my attention.

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Mr KiplingToday  08:04 am JST

Just like the ones in Europe, they have very little intention to return to Ukraine.

Can one expect such intentions while the war still continues with no end in sight? I am sure that many would return if the war was over.

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No problem..

The lost war for kyiv regime is near to the end..

Then, time to get back to Ukraine..

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As ethnic Russians, they simply cannot go back the Ukraine without risking becoming victims of the Ukrainian government.

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zibala

The Oita Prefecture city of Beppu, known for having a large number of hot springs, has some 30 Ukrainian refugees living there.

Not an overwhelming number of refugees.

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Do people accept responsibility for their lives ,in America you either do yourself or others will make you accept responsibility,lots of American are living in high crime area ,but have not move,and some have accepted responsibility and try to make thing better for lives in a bad situation,but help others in the process

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Ossan..

Can one expect such intentions while the war still continues with no end in sight? I am sure that many would return if the war was over.

Many in the UK and Germany say they do not want to return, regardless of the outcome. Ukrainian nationalists who have fled from the 4 oblasts that are now part of Russia will be even more unlikely to want to return.

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Mr KiplingToday 02:05 pm JST

Ossan..

Can one expect such intentions while the war still continues with no end in sight? I am sure that many would return if the war was over.

Many in the UK and Germany say they do not want to return, regardless of the outcome. Ukrainian nationalists who have fled from the 4 oblasts that are now part of Russia will be even more unlikely to want to return.

The law is clear on what Ukraine's territory is.

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Even those who are employed sense the importance of developing language skills to make a steady living. "I must improve my Japanese to support my family," said Tsviliuk, 40, who works for an after-school childcare program in Beppu.

Interesting. So these people only have one name and no gender.

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