Japan Welcomes 20 Ukrainian Refugees Despite Strict Migration Laws

Japan’s government, which currently observes strict bans on foreign entries, made a rare exception to this policy on Tuesday when it welcomed 20 Ukrainians fleeing their country’s latest war with Russia into Tokyo on a government plane accompanying Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa upon his return from a recent trip to Poland.

Ukrainian refugees walk upon arrival from Poland at the Haneda Airport Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Tokyo. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi returned from Poland on Tuesday with 20 Ukrainians displaced by Russia's ongoing war on their country as Tokyo seeks to play a greater role in international support for …

Travel Chaos as U.S. Airlines Cancel 3,500+ Flights over Weekend

Upwards of 3,500 U.S. flights were scrapped over the weekend and thousands more delayed just as travel rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. Weather, staff availability, airspace congestion, and “technology issues” were just some of the reasons airlines gave for the disruptions as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg remained silent on the matter.