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Miyavi is on a mission to change Japan's tune on refugees

Culture Jul 23, 2019

Miyavi is on a mission to change Japan's tune on refugees

In his lesser-known role as a refugee advocate, Miyavi, aka the samurai guitarist, asks that people look beyond the headline numbers before declaring Japan unwelcoming to asylum-seekers. Despite Japan taking in only 42 refugees in 2018 — accepting less than 1 percent of applicants — ...