Jul 21, 2016

Poorly run Japanese language schools may lose license under new rules

The government will introduce new rules on running Japanese language schools to eliminate poorly managed facilities and keep educational quality at an adequate level, sources said. The Justice Ministry will revise the relevant ordinance soon, more clearly stating disqualifying conditions and making its screening ...

Jul 12, 2016

EU migrant influx has been easing since April

The number of illegal migrants entering Europe has fallen since April after the European Union sealed a deal with Turkey to halt flows across the Aegean Sea, the border agency said, and Italy has become the new front line for refugees, mostly from Libya. ...

Jul 8, 2016

Inmates on hunger strike at Osaka immigration detention center

Fourteen inmates in an Osaka immigration detention center are on hunger strike over what they call “inhumane conditions” including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country’s detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the center on Monday over the rejection ...

Jul 8, 2016

Germany: 222,000 asylum-seekers arrived in first six months

The German government says some 222,000 asylum-seekers arrived in the country in the first half of this year. The figures reflect a sharply lower influx after the overland route through the Balkans was blocked and the European Union cut a deal with Turkey to ...