Japanese businesses to visit Kyiv to discuss Ukraine reconstruction

Representatives from four Japanese businesses will travel to Kyiv next week to discuss ways to step up reconstruction assistance for Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion.

Sources say the group will visit the Ukrainian capital from May 22 to May 23.

This follows Japan's easing of travel restrictions to Kyiv in February for companies and organizations involved in efforts to aid Ukraine's reconstruction.

The visit next week will include members from the firm that developed the advanced landmine imaging system, ALIS, which was given to Ukraine.

The group will meet with Ukrainian government officials, including those from the State Emergency Service which oversees landmine removal.

The Japanese government is offering safety advice and other support for businesses helping with Ukraine's recovery.

Officials from another Japanese company visited Kyiv in April.