• Kyodo News


Exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer is expected to come to Japan from the United States as early as Tuesday after the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama issued her a visa, government and other sources said Monday.

Issuing a visa to Kadeer, who seeks independence for China’s Xinjiang region, is likely to incur a protest from Beijing. A senior government official said the visa was issued under Japanese law and there can be no cause for criticism.

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