Russian invasion of Ukraine

Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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Uniqlo reverses position, will close all stores in Russia

Decision follows multimillion-dollar humanitarian donation and international criticism.

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Ukraine’s ambassador to Japan criticises Uniqlo for continuing to trade in Russia

Ambassador takes aim at Japan’s richest man, questioning the decision to value pants and T-shirts over Ukrainian lives. 

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Japan to accept Ukrainian refugees

Prime minister says he wants Japan to “respond as it should as quickly as possible.”

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Studio Ghibli anime artist to sell artwork to support Ukraine

One of Japan’s leading art directors leads the way in raising funds for an issue that’s close to his heart.

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Rakuten CEO donates one billion yen to Ukrainian humanitarian relief

Says that “the trampling of a peaceful and democratic Ukraine by unjustified force is a challenge to democracy.”

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No, the Tokyo Skytree wasn’t lit in colors of Ukraine for solidarity…but another landmark is

Intentional or not, many still see color scheme as a sign of hope and encouragement.

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