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REFUGEES

Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 15, 2023
At least 79 die as boat carrying migrants sinks near Greece
More than 100 people were rescued, but the Greek coast guard warned that the death toll would probably increase.
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JAPAN / Explainer
Jun 12, 2023
What you need to know about the revision of Japan's asylum law
The law, which has prompted widespread debate, seeks to address perceived drawbacks of Japan’s existing legislation and standard handling of asylum matters.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 10, 2023
Japan's new immigration law raises concerns over safety of refugee applicants
The government said the changes were needed because the previous law protected those who had committed serious crimes from deportation if they were applying for refugee status.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 9, 2023
Japan's parliament passes controversial bill to revise immigration law
The Upper House enacted the law with the support of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, as well as other opposition forces.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 8, 2023
Japan's controversial immigration bill set to pass parliament
The bill has drawn considerable attention in the political hub of Nagatacho as left-wing opposition forces launched an extensive campaign to block the approval of the bill.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 7, 2023
Japan ruling bloc plans to extend parliament to pass controversial immigration bill
The bill is aimed at eliminating long-term detention in immigration facilities by making it easier to deport foreign nationals who are in Japan illegally and refuse to be deported.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2023
CDP submits censure motion in bid to delay immigration bill
The motion against Justice Minister Ken Saito reflects an increasingly confrontational posture toward Japan"s ruling coalition.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
May 23, 2023
EU's temporary protection of Ukrainians offers lessons for managing asylum
The biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II sparked a wave of solidarity, as EU states offered rights and benefits akin to their own citizens.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2023
Japan's G7 refugee balancing act: Door open for Ukrainians, but not many others
The country"s embrace of Ukrainian evacuees has been unusual for a nation notorious for its aversion toward immigrants, but the Ukraine war has sparked a rare outpouring of support.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 16, 2023
Cyclone Mocha leaves thousands homeless in Bangladesh and Myanmar
There was less damage than predicted, but the Rohingya refugee camps on the coast of Bangladesh, where most live in simple shanties, were hit particularly hard.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 15, 2023
Germany is experiencing a mass worker shortage. Can migration fix it?
About 320,000 more people will reach retirement age this year than become adults, meaning the German economy will lose workers while also having to pay more for pensions.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2023
Bill to curb long-term detention of asylum-seekers passes Lower House
The legislation would ease deportation rules, giving officials more power to remove asylum-seekers, while adding quasi-refugees status for people fleeing conflict-hit countries like Ukraine.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 4, 2023
Why Europe can’t solve its mass migration problem
The arc of human misery on its doorsteps is made worse by evil people like Russia"s Yevgeny Prigozhin and his Wagner Group.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 3, 2023
Syrians in Sudan flee war for second time
More than 66,000 Syrians have ended up in Sudan due to conflict in their homeland, according to U.N. figures, drawn by easy entry requirements.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 2, 2023
Sudan conflict could prompt 800,000 people to flee, U.N. says
Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands wounded over 16 days of battles since disputes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2023
Refugee bill takes key step after OK from committee in Japan's Lower House
Passage was secured after four ruling and opposition parties agreed to changes, including on offering training to immigration officials who will conduct the refugee screening process.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2023
Japan ruling bloc and two opposition parties agree to revise immigration law
The ruling bloc and two opposition parties have agreed to revise a controversial bill that, if passed, would enable authorities to deport individuals who apply repeatedly for refugee status.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 20, 2023
Government ordered to pay damages to Kurdish asylum-seeker over manhandling
Some actions by immigration center staff were ruled illegal, such as when a thumb was pushed hard under the detainee"s chin and his arms were lifted while he was handcuffed behind his back.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2023
Japan grants refugee status to woman from Uganda fearing LGBTQ persecution
The woman came to Japan in 2020 after claiming she was beaten by police in Uganda for being a lesbian.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2023
Ukraine’s envoy to Japan goes all in as a wartime ambassador
Sergiy Korsunsky finds little time to rest as he works to support evacuees, assist the war effort and plan for what comes after peace is achieved.

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