Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is to visit Ukraine to talk to the country's leaders about the conflict there and economic assistance.
Kishida plans to meet President Petro Poroshenko and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
He's expected to say that Japan's government plans to proceed with economic assistance to Ukraine, including a package worth 1.5 billion dollars.
Kishida told reporters in Tokyo that Japan will try to contribute toward a peaceful solution to the conflict as a member of the Group of Seven industrial countries.
He added that he will urge Ukrainian leaders to proceed with political and economic reforms and promote dialogue among various groups.