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Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

| 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 ...

Last big group of caravan asylum-seekers cross into U.S.

May 5, 2018

Last big group of caravan asylum-seekers cross into U.S.

Seventy men, women and children poured through a U.S. port of entry early Friday to seek asylum, the largest single group yet accepted by U.S. officials from the caravan of Central American migrants that enraged President Donald Trump. Fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, the ...