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REFUGEES

Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Apr 1, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Japan's movie-makers move to oust Communist elements
A time in which Communism began to be seen as a threat to a Japan emerging from the ashes of war sees the authorities turn their eyes to entertainment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 30, 2023
As parliament debates kick into high gear, all eyes are on Kishida’s signature policies
The prime minister and his administration will now focus on some of his key legislative issues, including energy, defense and asylum programs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 28, 2023
North Korean defectors are dying lonely deaths in wealthy South Korea
Nearly 90% of defectors in Seoul said they’ve had trouble settling into their new homes after a decade, with many experiencing mental health problems and other adjustment issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2023
Foreign residents in Japan hit record 3 million at end of 2022
The number of foreign residents in Japan at the end of 2022 rose 11.4% from a year before to hit a record high of 3,075,213, according to the Immigration Services Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2023
Japan releases nation’s first guidelines for refugee status eligibility
The new document aims to organize criteria relating to how refugee status in Japan is determined, with the intention of increasing transparency and promoting confidence in the system.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Mar 14, 2023
BBC reaches deal with Gary Lineker after Twitter row
The former England star was suspended on Friday after using Twitter last week to compare the language used to launch the new policy to the rhetoric of Nazi-era Germany.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 13, 2023
A (literal) passport out of Russia: Give birth in Argentina
Since the Ukraine war, pregnant Russians have been flocking to the South American country, where obtaining citizenship is relatively easy if your child is born there.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 8, 2023
U.K. plans to expel asylum-seekers arriving on small boats
The law is the latest in a series of moves by the Conservative government to dissuade people from entering Britain by boat, even though the majority are fleeing war and persecution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2023
Japan's Cabinet OKs overhaul of immigration system
Proposed revisions to the immigration law would increase reviews of detentions, ease deportation rules and add a status of quasi-refugees.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2023
Tokyo restaurant offers jobs and a slice of home to Ukrainian evacuees
Smachnogo employs nine Ukrainians, of whom seven are evacuees, and serves Japanese and Ukrainian dishes.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Mar 3, 2023
Pakistani field hockey player Shahida Raza was seeking better life before migrant shipwreck near Italy
Raza was one of two nationals that Pakistan"s foreign ministry said died in the shipwreck.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 27, 2023
Migrant shipwreck in Italy kills at least 59, including 12 children
The incident has reopened a debate on migration in Italy, where the recently-elected right-wing government"s tough new laws for migrant rescue charities have drawn criticism from the U.N.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Feb 25, 2023
'Dear, the war has started': My journey from Ukraine to Japan
It was around this time a year ago that Natalia Makohon hung out with her friends for the last time. From then on, her life would mostly be about survival.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2023
A year after war broke out, Ukrainian evacuees take life in Japan one step at a time
Forced to abandon careers, education plans and other opportunities at home, those who made the 8,000 kilometer journey to East Asia have had their lives put on hold.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2023
LDP gives OK to bill introducing immigration detention review system
The new bill also calls for creating a "quasi-refugee" status for those fleeing armed conflict who do not fall under the U.N."s narrow definition of "refugee."
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 22, 2023
Japan accepted over 2,300 Ukrainians last year. Is its refugee policy finally changing?
Many were surprised with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida"s decision to accept Ukrainians into the country given Tokyo has long held a strict definition of who is eligible for asylum.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2023
Rising seas threaten exodus on 'biblical' scale, warns U.N. head
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said countries such as Bangladesh, China, India and the Netherlands are all in danger.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2023
U.N. urges Japan to improve treatment of migrants after death of Sri Lankan detainee
Recommendations by a working group under the world body"s Human Rights Council also included improving working conditions for those in the country"s Technical Intern Training Program.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 2, 2023
Afghans seeking haven in U.S. skyrocket despite risky passage through 11 countries
More than a year after the chaotic withdrawal, hundreds each month are risking their lives to reach U.S. soil on a human smuggling route notorious for kidnapping, robbery and assault.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 1, 2023
Two years on, Myanmar coup takes a 'catastrophic toll'
The Feb. 1, 2021, coup, which unseated Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, has left a trail of upended lives in its wake.

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