In Japan, Ukraine star Karol says his country will be restructured

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TOKYO – Singer Tina Karol from Japan said on Monday that she and her fellow Ukrainian would not give up defending their land and culture from Russian aggression and were determined to win the war and rebuild a more beautiful country.

“My weapon is language and music,” Carol said at the end of a week-long tour of Ukraine in support of a rally in Tokyo. “My words are strong and my music drives emotions.”

“The biggest tragedy today is the death of children. The children had to stop their short lives … for those children, a lullaby would not be sung, “he said and sang a passage from a Ukrainian song during the press conference.

Carol came to Japan at the invitation of Hiroshi Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten Group, who first met her during her 2019 business trip to Ukraine.

Japan has provided humanitarian and financial assistance to Ukraine and has so far accepted about 800 refugees from that country – a rare step for Japan due to its extremely strict immigration policy.

Mikitani, who made a personal contribution of 1 billion yen (7 7.7 million) to the Ukrainian government in February, said he hoped Japan’s acceptance of the withdrawal from the Ukrainian war would be “a small but big first step for Japan” and more open to the international community. Society to be

Japan is quick to join the United States and Europe in imposing sanctions on Russia over its aggression in Ukraine, as concerns over Moscow’s move could spur already strong Chinese action in the region.

Separately, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with Korol and promised further Japanese support for Ukraine. “We will continue our efforts with the people of Ukraine, as we are determined not to allow the use of force to unilaterally change the situation and consider the issue our own.”

Carol told Kishida that Ukraine was attacked for choosing independence and that it was fighting for world peace, while Russia was destroying its peaceful cities.

While in Japan, she also performed at a charity fashion and music event and visited the city of Hiroshima on Sunday.

He paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of the city on August 6, 1945, and saw “a great catastrophe” at its Peace Museum, and felt strongly that no one would be threatened again by nuclear weapons.

He further added that he was inspired by the resilience and efforts of the people to rebuild from the wreckage of the nuclear attack.

“We will win and we will rebuild our country,” Carroll said. “You will see a glorious country in the center of Europe.”

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