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As the Ukraine war drags on, more and more people are planning their lives in Japan. How much education do they need and what skills and qualifications do they need to work?

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Kunihiko Kabe, a researcher at Meiji Gakuin University’s Center for Liberal Arts. The number of evacuees from Ukraine who wish to settle in Japan has jumped from 24.7 percent to 39 percent over the past year, according to a survey conducted by the Nippon Foundation.

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In Japan no skill need it, maybe some Japanese, all you need is become mindless, say hai and always bow.

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Also many of the Ukrainian evacuees in Germany, Poland and the UK have no intention of returning to their homeland. Kids are settled in school, learning the language, life is better.

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The number of evacuees from Ukraine who wish to settle in Japan has jumped from 24.7 percent to 39 percent over the past year, according to a survey conducted by the Nippon Foundation.

That statement is quite meaningless without real figures.

"The Immigration Services Agency says 2,098 evacuees from Ukraine were living in Japan as of February 14. Of the 1,022 respondents to the survey, 39 percent said they want to stay in Japan for as long as possible, and 33.9 percent said they want to stay until the situation in Ukraine stabilizes."

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Ukraine immigrants seem to do well in Japan. I would suggest the first step is to learn Japanese then consider some certificate to get a better job.

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I'm sure many of them are well qualified. Just a matter of getting their Japanese up to speed and there are many options - the medical field, international trade, banking, language teaching (Russian/Ukrainian), insurance, tourism and hospitality- pretty much anything.

I wish all Ukrainians living in Japan every success! They will make a valuable contribution to Japan no matter how long they stay.

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There shouldn't be any men between the ages of 18 and 60. By Ukrainian law they are not allowed to leave the country unless there are special circumstances. (Usually involving a bribe)

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Mr KiplingToday 12:46 am JST

There shouldn't be any men between the ages of 18 and 60. By Ukrainian law they are not allowed to leave the country unless there are special circumstances. (Usually involving a bribe)

Glad to see you are in favor of sending them back. Very pro-Ukraine of you. There are a lot of exceptions for single parents and other factors because Ukraine is civilized in the face of barbarous Russia.

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TaiwanisChina..

Glad to see you are in favor of sending them back. Very pro-Ukraine of you.

They won't be going back. Japan Times has a story today in which only 9% of evacuees in Japan said they would return if there was a ceasefire. Same for most of them in Poland, Germany and the UK.

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Mr KiplingToday 01:40 pm JST

TaiwanisChina..

Glad to see you are in favor of sending them back. Very pro-Ukraine of you.

They won't be going back. Japan Times has a story today in which only 9% of evacuees in Japan said they would return if there was a ceasefire. Same for most of them in Poland, Germany and the UK.

The assumption is that a ceasefire would be violated whenever it suits Russia. With enough NATO hardware it might last in which case some people might return.

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