Refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos will no longer be permitted to bring their family members to Japan after March 31, 2004, the government decided at Friday’s Cabinet meeting.

According to the Cabinet Secretariat, the government decided to terminate the policy, which has been in place for more than two decades, after concluding that the political situations in the three countries have stabilized.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.