Plans to accept displaced persons and support war victims

Plans to accept displaced persons and support war victims

We invite displaced persons from Ukraine to Japan and help them to live in safety and security.

Every day I receive sad, painful, and angry news from my friends in Ukraine. I also receive the courage of those who are bravely fighting for their lives against this disaster.

We, Non-Profit Organization (NPO) SunPanSa, would be happy if we can help you in your struggle in any way. We propose the following things.

We want to give a place where children (3-10 years old) who lost their fathers in this war can live in peace. It will be difficult for the children to come to Japan alone. Parents of the children are welcome to come with them, and we would be glad if one teacher could come with them. We can set up a Ukrainian language class. Children who want to go to Japanese schools or kindergartens will be supported in Japanese and other languages. Parents will first learn Japanese and how to live in Japanese society.

If you want to work in Japan, we will help you to find a job. There are a variety of jobs available in offices, factories, farms, fishing, forestry, etc. Travel and living expenses (one year) will be covered by us through the Nippon Foundation. You will not have to pay for your education or medical expenses. First, we want 10 families to come.

We would like to inform you of some information for your reference.
Mie University (in the same prefecture where our SunPanSa office is located) is currently accepting applications for graduate students from Ukraine. The following is a brief outline of the program.

  • Eligible Applicant: The applicant must be Ukrainian nationals and be enrolled in a graduate school of a university where the war has made it difficult to secure a place for their research.
  • Status: Special Research Student
  • Acceptable Number of students: 5 students
  • Study period: The beginning of each month until March 2023 and end at the end of each semester, up to the end of March 2024
  • Financial Support: travel expenses (up to 300,000 yen), living expenses (about 80,000 yen per month), housing free of charge, and exemption from tuition and other fees through the Nippon Foundation's support

The deadline for applications is October 10. For more details, please visit the following website.