A Bangladeshi man once deported from Japan staged a protest Friday in front of the Justice Ministry, slamming the government for not allowing him back quickly enough to spend time with his Japanese wife as she died of cancer and for telling him he must now leave the country where she is buried.

With tears streaming down his face, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, 37, spoke angrily of how the government took four months to give him a special three-month visa even though he repeatedly had explained to the Justice Ministry and the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka that his wife had only a few months left to live.

Rahman flew to Japan in September as soon as the visa was issued -- and had one week with Yoshiko before she died of stomach cancer.