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Financial support should be given regardless of whether the evacuees have relatives or other acquaintances in Japan. Depending on the situation, they might not even be able to pay for medical fees in the event of an emergency. This has brought to the fore the reality of an insufficient support system for not only Ukrainians, but for foreigners in Japan as a whole.

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Yukari Yamashita, 59, representative director of Fukuoka-based nonprofit Global Life Support Center, referring to evacuees from Ukraine enter Japan on a short-term stay visa, which grants residency for 90 days.

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The UN and others set up a global refugee framework that covers these fundamental issues. Japan, by taking in Ukes but refusing to recognize them as refugees, is once again having to make up its own unique rules as it goes along.

Ironically, Japan is one of the loudest voices these days for "rules-based approaches" in global forums on things like trade and investment while criticizing others that what to go their own way. Hypocrites, much?

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Good on ya Yamashita, Yukari, agree completely!

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Japan, by taking in Ukes but refusing to recognize them as refugees, is once again having to make up its own unique rules as it goes along.

Ironically, Japan is one of the loudest voices these days for "rules-based approaches" in global forums on things like trade and investment while criticizing others that what to go their own way. Hypocrites, much?

Hypocrites they are.

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Japan, by taking in Ukes but refusing to recognize them as refugees, is once again having to make up its own unique rules as it goes along.

Ironically, Japan is one of the loudest voices these days for "rules-based approaches" in global forums on things like trade and investment while criticizing others that what to go their own way. Hypocrites, much?

Hypocrites they are.

No no ,Japan is just unique...why doesnt gaikoku get it? where else but here can you see four seasons and eat oishii food - so please speak nice of Japan ;)

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Just Sick

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Said very well, Ms. Yamashita. Thank you.

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