Russians in Japan Speak Out *RERUN
Over one and a half years have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. Through a monthly radio show NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Russian language broadcasting offers opportunities for Russians in Japan to talk about their thoughts and emotional struggles. We revisit people who appeared on the program – a mother and daughter running a restaurant and a musical composer – to ask about their current situation.
In a city near Tokyo, Anastasia Stetsyuk and her daughter Daiana run a restaurant. Opposed to Russia's invasion, they provide support to Ukrainian evacuees.
Daiana has been working on diversifying the restaurant's menu, adding new dishes other than their Russian options. She and her mother want to make the shop a place to support people with foreign roots.
Strongly against the Russian invasion, composer and sound artist Leonid Zvolinsky expresses his opposition through his musical creations.