Japan plans to invite Ukrainian officials to support recovery efforts

Japan's government plans to invite Ukrainian government officials to share technologies that help reconstruction and recovery from devastation.

The plan comes ahead of the Group of Seven summit, which is due to begin in Hiroshima on Friday. Issues expected to be discussed include the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine's social and economic infrastructure damaged by Russia's invasion.

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has indicated that he wants to use the meeting as an opportunity to reaffirm the G7's unwavering solidarity with Ukraine.

Japan hopes to support its rebuilding efforts by inviting officials to inspect various methods, such as effective ways to remove debris and know-how to strengthen the electric power system.

The Japanese government appears to be seeking to lay the groundwork for leading discussions at the summit as the chair by showing its willingness to support Ukraine.