Kamikawa additionally visited the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, the place Russian forces are blamed for a 2022 bloodbath of civilians, saying she was “shocked” by what she noticed.
She additionally went to Irpin, a previous scene of heavy combating.
Her beforehand unannounced go to was a change to a two-week tour plan beginning Friday that was to soak up Poland, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Germany and Türkiye.
Kamikawa and Kuleba additionally mentioned Japan’s plans to host a convention to advertise Ukraine’s financial reconstruction in Tokyo in February.
Kuleba in flip expressed “solidarity” with Japan for the Jan 1 earthquake.
He stated Kyiv was grateful for Japan’s determination final 12 months to supply Ukraine with F-16 jets, however stated the nation additionally wanted air defence techniques.
“Day by day, Ukrainian cities are destroyed by Russian missiles and drones. They can’t seize us, so they’re making an attempt to destroy us,” he stated.
Kuleba additionally stated the 2 mentioned “threats from North Korea”.
Japan’s international ministry earlier stated Kamikawa would “reveal Japan’s willpower to uphold the worldwide order based mostly on the ‘rule of legislation’ from the angle that unilateral modifications to the established order by pressure, equivalent to Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine, can’t be accepted”.