• Kyodo News


A Filipino family called on the Justice Ministry on Wednesday to rescind a deportation order and grant them special residency permission, submitting a petition bearing around 7,400 names.

Family member Noriko Calderon, a 13-year-old attending junior high school in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, said she told a ministry official: “I was born in Japan. I have friends in Japan and have a dream for the future. I want to be allowed to continue studying.”

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