OSAKA — A group of eight people who fled the war-torn Yugoslav province of Kosovo filed applications with the Osaka Immigration Bureau on Monday requesting refugee status.

The eight, including 55-year-old Taha Dellovac and his daughter and son-in-law, arrived in Japan on July 30 on a 90-day family-visit visa. Dellovac’s son, Ramo Dellovac, is married to a Japanese woman and currently lives in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture.

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