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Tokyo Set to Receive Ukrainian Refugees Friday, Governor Says

  • Koike calls for condemnation of Putin’s ‘outrageous’ actions
  • Japan capital looks forward to the return of foreign tourists
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WATCH: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says the city is set to welcome its first Ukrainian refugees on Friday.Source: Bloomberg

Tokyo is set to welcome its first Ukrainian refugees, and will provide apartments for them as the city seeks to demonstrate its opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Governor Yuriko Koike said.

“We are receiving people from Ukraine today,” Koike said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday, adding cities around the world must cooperate to solve global issues that threaten people’s lives.