1) It's not the same. No matter how Russians or Ukrainians call it, it's Kyiv in English.
2) Nobody has ever prohibited Russian language in Ukraine. Russian propaganda machine has been demonizing Ukrainian people for 8 years.
I think you are misinformed.
Sanctions are to target Putin himself and Putin's subordinates ( especially, officials of those 2 "independent republics").
Nobody said a word about the entire nation I believe.
I think we just need a scanned copy anyway.
It varies from country to country, but in most caaes just printed PDF is enough. U can call the JP embassy in your country and ask them whether a printed scan could be applied or not. U might wanna confirm with your employer as well
Sure, no one is certain, but they are the same organizers who made it possible for DJ Zedd and other foreign artists to perform in Japan during the entry ban, so there's a big chance they got everything covered for the upcoming festival as well.
The first time was the hardest, and not because of the covid itself, but due to the panic, especially when the media are obsessed with covid : "corona, corona, corona, you will die, corona, corona, corona, there's no cure, corona corona."