Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and a group of business leaders are visiting Ukraine to show support for the country and emphasize Japan’s support of sanctions against Russia. Hayashi will meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, marking his first visit since the war began. Additionally, Hayashi plans to visit the town of Bucha, heavily affected by the war, to convey Japan’s determination to support Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction efforts. Japan will also host a conference on economic reconstruction for Ukraine at the end of this year or early next year. Hayashi is accompanied by a delegation of Japanese business representatives, including CEOs and presidents of major companies, to assess the situation on the ground and communicate with Ukraine about its reconstruction needs. Japan has already donated over $7 billion to Ukraine, mainly for humanitarian aid and non-lethal military equipment. This visit follows Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s trip to Ukraine six months ago.