Japan's government will send 10 observers to Ukraine for the presidential election later this month. //
The Group of Seven major industrialized countries, including Japan, have shown their readiness to help to conduct a democratic election.
The 10 observers include experts with experience in monitoring elections, as well as Japanese embassy staff.
Six of them will join the election observation mission of the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe. The other 4 observers will work with Ukraine's election commission.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who is now visiting Denmark, said a free and fair presidential election is very important for democracy to take root in Ukraine and for the region's peace and stability.