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Justice Minister Mayumi Moriyama said Tuesday that 11 applications for refugee status submitted by foreigners will shortly be accepted, bringing the total number of such accepted applications to 21 this year.

“Though there had been criticism that Japan is reluctant to accept refugees, I think there is no such thing as that,” Moriyama told reporters at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting.

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