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Ukraine war

Japan to accept refugees from Ukraine

Kishida weighs separate arrangement from COVID border controls

A woman who fled Russia's invasion of Ukraine holds her grandson as she sits near a refugee shelter Hungary.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will take in people fleeing Ukraine amid Russia's invasion and consider options to work around stringent coronavirus-related entry curbs, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday.

While Tokyo looks to focus initially on those with family or friends in Japan, it will not limit entry to that group, Kishida said, adding that "we will respond from a humanitarian standpoint."

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