The Japanese ambassador in Kabul, Takashi Okada, said that his country’s policy is to first help the Afghan people and to engage with the de facto authorities.
He made the remarks in an interview with TOLOnews, saying that if the de facto authority will “well govern” the people of Afghanistan, then they “will have a stronger legitimacy inside that will lead to a better international relationship” that “will eventually lead to more assistance and a promising future.”
Okada also called education important for both boys and girls.
“That is why I am very happy to let you know that the Japanese government—the scholarship by the ministry of education of the Japanese government–is going to resume next year. So, it is for the master degree and doctor degree,” he said.
Wahid Faqiri, an international relations’ analyst, said that Japan has an important role in Afghanistan.
“As an assisting country, it (Japan) can have its influence in Afghanistan’s affairs,” he said.
Japan is one of the countries which has provided various types of assistance to Afghanistan.