A new liaison office should be established under the Cabinet Secretariat to better deal with refugee issues, a Liberal Democratic Party panel said in a report on Japan’s refugee policy obtained Saturday.

The review comes in the wake of the seizure of North Korean asylum seekers by Chinese police inside the Japanese consulate in Shenyang in May. The incident raised questions about Japan’s handling of refugees and asylum seekers.

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