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World Jun 14, 2018

Eritrean denied asylum by U.S. kills himself while being deported

An Eritrean national who was denied asylum in the United States and was being sent back to his homeland died in an apparent suicide in a holding area at Cairo International Airport, airport officials have said. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion was a detainee of U.S. Immigration ...

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

Reference | FYI May 21, 2018

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

by Chisato Tanaka

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 out of a record-high 19,629 applicants. After the figure was released in February, global and domestic coverage was noticeably polarized. Some slammed Japan's strict asylum policy, saying that the world's third-largest economy has failed to meet ...

Japan's short-handed firms turn to refugees for labor shortages

National Apr 1, 2018

Japan's short-handed firms turn to refugees for labor shortages

At an office in Tokyo, a group of asylum-seekers clutching resumes listened to three companies describe their openings — rare opportunities in Japan's often impenetrable job market. Japan accepts only a handful of refugees each year. Each faces hurdles to employment that can seem almost ...