Reiji Yoshida

Reiji Yoshida is a staff writer and deputy manager of the Domestic News Division. Since joining The Japan Times in 1993, he has intensively covered domestic politics, diplomacy and defense issues as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

For Reiji Yoshida's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Feb 1, 2017

Japan's refugee rejections set to get fast track

The Justice Ministry said Wednesday it plans to soon decentralize much of its refugee application process, aiming to fast-track rejections amid concerns of a rise in illegitimate requests. Under the current system, local immigration bureaus tentatively categorize applicants into four categories: Group A, meaning ...