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REFUGEES

Japan Times
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.
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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.
Japan Times
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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