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More than three dozen people from Myanmar who have been granted exceptional status to remain in Japan without being designated as refugees have applied for more stable long-term residency, their lawyers said.

The 37 people from 22 families living in Tokyo and Gunma, Saitama and Chiba prefectures applied with the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau for long-term residency because they may not be able to renew their current residence status if the situation in Myanmar changes.

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