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Japan Welcomes 20 Ukrainian Refugees Despite Strict Migration Laws

Japan’s government, which currently observes strict bans on foreign entries, made a rare exception to this policy on Tuesday when it welcomed 20 Ukrainians fleeing their country’s latest war with Russia into Tokyo on a government plane accompanying Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa upon his return from a recent trip to Poland.

Ukrainian refugees walk upon arrival from Poland at the Haneda Airport Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Tokyo. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi returned from Poland on Tuesday with 20 Ukrainians displaced by Russia's ongoing war on their country as Tokyo seeks to play a greater role in international support for …