Residents in Japan have donated around 2 billion yen ($17 million) to a relief fund for Ukraine following Russia's invasion of the country, Ukraine's ambassador said Tuesday.
Ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky met with Kenta Izumi, head of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, thanking people in the country and its government for the support. More than 60,000 residents had made donations to a bank account set up by the Embassy of Ukraine.
Korsunsky called for continued support as an enormous amount of money would be needed for reconstruction in Ukraine, Izumi told reporters after the meeting at the embassy.
ウクライナを応援したい方々用に、寄付金を送金できる銀口口座の詳細を更新いたします。以下になります。— 在日ウクライナ大使館 (@UKRinJPN) February 25, 2022
Meanwhile, e-commerce giant Rakuten Group Inc. has separately set up a humanitarian fund, receiving over 1.4 billion yen by Tuesday. Yoshiki, leader of the mega rock band X Japan, has said he donated 10 million yen to the fund.
賛同します。今、#ウクライナ #緊急支援募金 に— Yoshiki (@YoshikiOfficial) February 28, 2022
Yes, I just donated 10,000,000 yen for humanitarian fund of #Ukraine
I'd like to support through music as well.#YOSHIKI#RussiaUkraineWar #Russia #PeaceNotWar @hmikitani https://t.co/a4LFgOeFqL