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Japan PM Kishida Faces Pressure to Visit Ukraine Ahead of G-7

  • Premier considering a trip in February, Yomiuri says
  • Ruling LDP No. 2 says it would be desirable to go ahead
Fumio Kishida 

Fumio Kishida 

Photographer: Yuichi Yamazaki/AFP/Getty Images

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he would consider an invitation extended by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to visit Ukraine, as Japan’s ruling party No. 2 publicly urged the premier to go ahead with the trip.

Kishida told lawmakers Wednesday a decision would be based on the circumstances. Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Toshimitsu Motegi told parliament it would be desirable for Kishida to go ahead with the visit.