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Japan plans to send SDF plane for Ukraine refugee aid this month

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Now Japan become really care about refugee and asylum seeker?

https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/01/19/rethinking-japans-refugee-and-asylum-policy/

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I have yet to meet a J person who doesn't think this sudden interest in helping refugees is little more than a PR performance.

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ome 4 million people having fled their homes

Putin's Kremlin are making the global refugee crisis worse knowing few seeking asylum would want to go to Russia. Waiting for those who idolize Putin to say he's so smart, he's making other countries take in the refugees having them clean up the messes he's made. Then blaming the other countries. Russian leaders have shown they have zero human decency, and those who idolize them claim that's another sign they're. smart. Russia needs to be de-nazified. Only extreme rightists and other psychopaths continue to support a psychopath like Putin, and claim he's smart.

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better than nothing?

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The guy in the middle style of waving (or saluting), makes me think of another time and place!

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If Ukraine do not launch attack inside, Russia and force a cease fire ,by bringing the fight too Russia,they will be grind Ukraine into the stone age,like Mariupol ,they are working to bring Kharviv too ruin like Mariupol,they are half way their with Kharviv and Kiev will feel the wreck and Effects ultimate

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Putin's Kremlin are making the global refugee crisis worse knowing few seeking asylum would want to go to Russia. 

Not really! There doesn't seem to be any lack of places ready to accept these nice "blonde haired blue-eyed Europeans (AKA white people), I mean there hasn't been any protests, border closures, etc... Like we saw with Syria, Yemen, etc...

So it hasn't changed anything non European are still barred and the Ukrainian are being accepted with open arms.

Let's be honest about it!

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The guy in the middle style of waving (or saluting), makes me think of another time and place!

I assume he was caught mid-wave, and his arm was moving. Probably not a 'Heil Hitler' solute, but you never know these days.

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KumagaijinToday  08:44 am JST

The guy in the middle style of waving (or saluting), makes me think of another time and place!

I assume he was caught mid-wave, and his arm was moving. Probably not a 'Heil Hitler' solute, but you never know these days.

Agreed but you would think that someone in the PR department of the SDF or Kyodo news would have look and said " maybe a different picture would be more appropriate".

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YrralToday  08:00 am JST

If Ukraine do not launch attack inside, Russia and force a cease fire ,by bringing the fight too Russia,they will be grind Ukraine into the stone age,like Mariupol ,they are working to bring Kharviv too ruin like Mariupol,they are half way their with Kharviv and Kiev will feel the wreck and Effects ultimate

What?

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Great.....A whole plane. Great Japan

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DaveToday  09:17 am JST

Great.....A whole plane. Great Japan

That's one more plane than any other nation in Asia.

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Well.. this all sounds most generous of Japan and its surprising.

Why will the relief mission end in June ?

Why considering the C-2 ?

How Japan desperately wants to be recognized for its international humanitarian aid but looking at the lack of humanitarian kindness and lack of kindness towards foreigners residing in Japan or towards Japanese citizens proves that - "international humanitarian" is not a word that the Japanese government fully understands.

Japan wants to be internationally humanitarian then i suggest starting here in Japan first .

They can start by showing respect for equality and stop racial prejudice.

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The guy in the middle style of waving (or saluting), makes me think of another time and place!

That's what I was thinking! Ha!

I have yet to meet a J person who doesn't think this sudden interest in helping refugees is little more than a PR performance.

You haven't met me. I too think it's strange that they'd be showing live a handful of people arriving at the airport. Another one of 'look at us, aren't we a great kind nation' moment. Or is it just to please Master Sam?

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I'm sure China's been sending aid for quite some time now. Why so long?

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@Pukey2

I'm not sure we're on the same page as to what I meant with my commemt.

My point is that, so far, all locals I've talked to so far can see through this thin façade of altruism and see these actions for what they are.

Efficient help and care for refugees isn't evacuating a small number of select people. And it doesn't start when war happens in a European country.

I have yet to meet a person in real life who sees it as a sign of Japan being inherently "yasashii", especially as they can access information on the extent of the conflict and, in some cases, are aware of how non-western foreigners, who aren't fleeing a conflict this medialized, get treated here.

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The guy in the middle style of waving (or saluting), makes me think of another time and place!

The mind sees what it wants to see. The average person wouldn't even notice that.

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Anyway, however small the help from far away might look, every single life counts, saved from the claws of those mentally sick war criminals. They are such outdated and uncivilized, I have no legal words… Every conflict should be solved in a civilized manner nowadays, we have enough problem catalogs to solve on this planet, that demand a quick and cooperative action, but surely not another additional wars, blockades and other disturbances on economic, scientific or technological fields. We don’t have a time for all such dictators and their slaughterings and other obstacle throws.

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Now Japan become really care about refugee and asylum seeker?

4 million Ukrainians refugees, Japans accepts 20, at least they get 2500yen a day to live on.

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Japan should not get involved in the Ukrainian-Russian NATO-provoked civil war. NATO is the North Atlantic Organisation established at the beginning of the Cold War and should never include members of the Baltic or The Black See.

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Gabor FabriciusToday 12:53 pm JST

Japan should not get involved in the Ukrainian-Russian NATO-provoked civil war. 

I cannot call it a civil war, it is a war between two different countries, started by Russia invading Ukraine.

It has to be noticed that Japan is sharing a narrow sea border with Russia and has its own problematic issues with this country since end of WWII.

Generally said, Japan is doing something, but not really so much to assist Ukraine, accepting a few refugees, sending some useful items for civilians, some political support, a few sanctions - Japan did the same also during other conflicts in the past.

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Japan wants to be internationally humanitarian then i suggest starting here in Japan first .

Why? Are Japanese people fleeing a devastating war too? Are Japanese people being slaughtered daily that they need assistance in more urgency than Ukrainians at the moment?

Would it have been fine with you if after the tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster Japan had received no help from abroad because they were all busy helping themselves first?

Your perspective is both cruel and unenlightened. During disasters both natural and man made, when millions of people find themselves in immediate need of assistance, the world normally over rides red tape and any current or past animosity to help in the moment. Survival comes first and humanity is at its very best when people help other people survive and recover from disasters.

Shameful attitude from some.

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wtfjapanToday  12:53 pm JST

Now Japan become really care about refugee and asylum seeker?

4 million Ukrainians refugees, Japans accepts 20, at least they get 2500yen a day to live on.

Let's post complete garbage. There are over 500 Ukranian refugees in Japan now, bearing in mind that they have to want to go to Japan and apply where they will face obvious cultural and language difficulties. Refugees get JY2500 per day- in addition to shelter, food, medical care and employment assistance.

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zichiToday  12:46 pm JST

Curious about the tank on the trolley.

JASDF A-MB-3 crash tender

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Japan should not get involved in the Ukrainian-Russian NATO-provoked civil war.

You seem awfully misinformed.

This is a war of invasion from the country of Russia, into the country of Ukraine. Both independent and both fully sovereign.

This conflict does not involve NATO, although Russia has tried to use NATO as one of it's many excuses, used to justify the invasion of it's peaceful neighbor.

Russia fermented civil conflict within Ukraine and stole part of Ukraine's territory (Crimea) in 2014.

Russia financed and armed separatists in Eastern Ukraine in an attempt to break off the Donbas region to eventually become part of Russia. Starting an internal conflict in Ukraine that has simmered along for the past eight years. Killing thousands of Ukrainians on both sides.

Russia has objections to its neighbor aligning more closely with Western Europe and paying less attention to Russia and what Russia wants. It is a sovereign nations right to align with whomever it likes, regardless of objections or support from neighbors or anyone else.

Russia has failed to respect the rights of Ukraine people and chosen to invade it in an attempt to get it's way and force a nation to go against its own will in order to do what Russia demands it to do.

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Peter14 -

Don't try to portray Japan government as being so kind and generous to the international community and so kind and generous to its own citizens and residents when the whole world knows how un-humanitarian , selfish , sexist and prejudice Japan is.

Ian not ashamed to say how it really is .

You cant argue how selfish and pitiful the assistance is whilst touting its self as a great nation.

During the pandemic people were refused medical care and died at home.

Thats shameful !

Holding a shabby Olympics.

That's shameful .

My point is that the Japanese government needs to do more here in Japan and how is that being shameful ?

Enlightenment is for fools.

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Don't try to portray Japan government as being so kind and generous to the international community and so kind and generous to its own citizens and residents when the whole world knows how un-humanitarian , selfish , sexist and prejudice Japan is.

I did not say Japan was being generous, I say it is doing the right thing in sending aid and helping. As others have said, every little bit helps and it all adds up.

You cant argue how selfish and pitiful the assistance is whilst touting its self as a great nation.

Do I think Japan could be doing more? Yes. Do I think it do a lot more? Yes.

I also think that everyone doing something to help, is a positive thing. And suggesting they do more at home RATHER than help Ukraine in any way is wrong.

I do not see Japan as touting itself as a "great nation" but as a nation that has in a small way stood up, and picked right over wrong, and providing some small help rather than to look on and do nothing at all.

There are many nations who object to the invasion and who have condemned Russia's actions and who either have no means to help, or have simply chosen to do no more than object to Russia to help Ukraine. Japan is in the smaller group of nations who have given more than just vocal support to Ukraine, and more than just agreeing to sanction Russia.

Yes, some politicians will always take an opportunity to pat themselves on the back, and thats opportunistic, but as long as there is assistance some are finding invaluable, helping desperate families, then I dont care what photo ops they take, or credit they give themselves.

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what the Ukrainians really need today?

They need the orcs to stop wrecking the place and killing people, and to get the hell out of their country.

Ukrainian-Russian NATO-provoked civil war.

It’s an invasion not a civil war and it was instigated unprovoked by the gremlin in the Kremlin, Mad Vlad of the Long Table

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zichiToday  02:04 pm JST

OssanAmericazichiToday  12:46 pm JST

Curious about the tank on the trolley.

JASDF A-MB-3 crash tender

No, I said the tank on the trolley which can be seen between the two men on the left. With something else on the ground. Anyway, thank you.

Oh that's a Nitrogen Cylinder on the trolley. They are used to fill aircfraft tires.

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It’s the least we could do.

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Ossan, nitrogen in aircraft tyres! Wow, I didn’t know that. Is there a reason for using nitrogen rather than just pumping air in to them? (Sorry, I’m a geek, this sort of thing intrigues me).

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Every little helps.

Having said that such a comparatively small amount from the third largest economy in the world does make Japan look tight, especially in light of the help that flooded in to Japan when it was in need in 2011 and as Japan also shares a border and problems with the same imperialistic bully.

Still at least they have chosen to do something rather than just sit back and do nothing.

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englisc aspyrgendToday  06:49 pm JST

Ossan, nitrogen in aircraft tyres! Wow, I didn’t know that. Is there a reason for using nitrogen rather than just pumping air in to them? (Sorry, I’m a geek, this sort of thing intrigues me).

"Aircraft Tire Inflation: When inflating aircraft tires, many regulatory agencies require nitrogen gas to be used. It provides a stable and inert atmosphere while also eliminating the presence of moisture within the tire's cavity, preventing oxidative degradation of the rubber tires."

https://nitrogen-generators.com/nitrogen-gas-aerospace-industry/#:~:text=Aircraft%20Tire%20Inflation%3A%20When%20inflating,degradation%20of%20the%20rubber%20tires.

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Well put, @cleo.

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Nice gesture.

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Thank you Ossan.

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Good thing they have needed to think about it for going on two months now. I guess one plane, and then possibly that one plane nine more times in total (because, you know, like the six months for refugees it's all decided on a timeline here when things are going to end), is better than absolutely zero. They can say they helped refugees and others in the war, and they wouldn't be lying. It's like the 7 or so yen I put in the donation box next to the cash register today rather than carry around the small change, and so I could feel good about myself -- I am helping the world's hungry and I want everyone to know it!

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