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Apr 24, 2015

Couple first Nepalese to be granted political asylum by Japan

A Nepalese couple seeking political asylum in Japan became the first Nepalese to do so last month, a lawyers group announced Friday. According to the Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees, an increasing number of Nepalese are seeking refugee status in Japan, and on March ...

Apr 24, 2015

Ex-SDF member tried to enter area controlled by Islamic State group

A former Self-Defense Forces member detained in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan autonomous region last February told police he was attempting to enter an area controlled by the Islamic State militant group, investigative sources said Friday. The man in his 20s from Osaka Prefecture was detained ...