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Japan reopens embassy in Kiev after 7 month

Tokyo: The embassy of Japan in Ukraine will resume its work in Kiev on Wednesday after a seven-month pause, Japanese media reported. Japan transferred its embassy from Kiev to the western city of Lviv following the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in February. Later in March, the Japanese diplomatic mission left Ukraine, while […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Jan 26, 2023 20:43 IST
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Tokyo: The embassy of Japan in Ukraine will resume its work in Kiev on Wednesday after a seven-month pause, Japanese media reported.

Japan transferred its embassy from Kiev to the western city of Lviv following the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in February.

Later in March, the Japanese diplomatic mission left Ukraine, while its actions were taken over by the embassy in Poland.

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Through reopening the embassy, Japan aims to enhance coordination with other Group of Seven nations in areas such as reconstruction assistance for Ukraine, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.

The six other G-7 members — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United States — re-established their embassies before the summer.

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“We decided to reopen the Kiev embassy, judging it can operate by taking sufficient security measures,” after taking into account the current situation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a press conference earlier in the day.

Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Kuninori Matsuda visited Ukraine in late August and early September to hold consultations with the police and make sure that the diplomatic mission in Kiev will not be in danger.

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First published on: Oct 05, 2022 05:09 PM IST

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