It has been three months in 24 days since the Russian military invasion.

There are 1040 people evacuated from Ukraine to Japan.

As evacuation life has become longer and support for language and employment has become an issue, it is necessary to respond to needs.

The government has a policy of actively accepting evacuees from Ukraine, and the number of people evacuated from Ukraine to Japan has risen to 1040 from March 2 to 22 after Prime Minister Kishida announced that he would accept them. I am.

By month, there were 351 people in March, 471 people in April, and 218 people in May.

At least 13 of these have already left Japan.

The government grants evacuees a status of residence that allows them to stay for a short period of 90 days, and can change the status of residence to a "specific activity" status of residence that allows them to work and stay for one year if they so desire. ..

As of the 22nd, 722 people have changed their status of residence.

Also, by the 22nd, three people had applied for refugee status.

For those who have evacuated from Ukraine and do not have a place to accept such as relatives in Japan, the government has secured a hotel as a temporary place to stay and is looking for local governments and companies to accept it. It means that 11 people from 6 households have been accepted by local governments in Tokyo and Kyoto.

On the other hand, some of the evacuees want to return home at the right time.

As evacuation life has become longer and support for language, employment, education, etc. has become an issue, it is necessary to respond to needs.

Evacuees with complicated feelings

Some people who have fled Ukraine have mixed feelings about staying in Japan.

Selhy Villerich (66) and his wife Ribov Villerich (59), who evacuated from eastern Ukraine, relied on their daughter, Yuria Nemoto, who lives in Saitama Prefecture on March 10, to their grandchildren. I entered the country with Mr. Brad Brown (12).

In anticipation of a longer evacuation life, the three changed their status of residence from a 90-day "short-term stay" to a "specific activity" where they can work and stay for one year.

The couple attend a Japanese language class held at a local community center and spend time shopping with her daughter, Yulia, and her wife, Lviv, also treats her illness at a nearby hospital. It means that you are receiving it.

Mr. Brown is taking classes at a Ukrainian school online and has the opportunity to interact with Japanese children at a nearby elementary school.

While Selhi wants to support his wife with a chronic illness in Japan, he also has a strong desire to return to Ukraine, where his other daughter's family lived and left work.

"I've gotten used to Japan a lot, but I still have a family in Ukraine, so I want to go back to Japan to support him. I'm wondering what to do, and it's painful," he said in his heart. I did.

"It's still difficult to get back because medicines aren't available in Ukraine. I'm worried about my daughter remaining in Ukraine, so I want the war to end as soon as possible," she said.

Also, Mr. Brown, my grandson, said, "I want to study with my Ukrainian friends, not online. Life in Japan has become more enjoyable, but I want to meet my family, so I want to go back once. Everyone in Ukraine I pray that you are safe. "