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Ukrainian evacuees assemble in Tokyo, get free haircuts, snacks, clothes

A Ukrainian evacuee has her hair cut for free in Tokyo's Minato Ward on June 19, 2022. (Mainichi/Yuki Miyatake)

TOKYO -- Ukrainian evacuees in Japan got together on June 19 for an event held in Tokyo where they were offered free haircuts, snacks and clothes.

    The event was held at St. Alban's Anglican-Episcopal Church in the capital's Minato Ward. It was arranged by the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Japan and the evacuee support group Ukraine Japan Bridge.

    A 39-year-old woman who fled from the northeastern Ukraine city of Sumy with her 4-year-old son to Chiba Prefecture, via help from her friend, said, "I feel a little better because I had not had my hair cut since February, when the war began."

    According to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, the number of Ukrainian evacuees in the country stood at 1,307 as of June 15.

    (Japanese original by Yuki Miyatake, Photo Group)

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