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REFUGEES

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 26, 2022
Five years on, Myanmar Rohingya desperate to leave Bangladesh camps and go home
More than a million Rohingya are living in squalid camps in southern Bangladesh comprising the world's largest refugee settlement, with little prospect of returning to Myanmar.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2022
Japan grants refugee status to 98 Afghans fleeing Taliban rule
The move is seen as prioritizing the protection of those who have worked for Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2022
Japan to extend monetary aid program for Ukraine evacuees by six months
The continuation of the support program, set to complete its first span of six months in late September, has been up for review as the Russian invasion of Ukraine drags on.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2022
Japan recognizes Turkish Kurd as refugee
The Sapporo Regional Immigration Services Bureau granted the 30-year-old man the status on July 28 after court ruled in May that he would risk persecution if he returned to Turkey.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 26, 2022
Smuggling migrants at the U.S. border now a billion-dollar business
Title 42, introduced under the Trump administration, has authorized immediate expulsion of migrants caught crossing the border illegally, which has led to a substantial escalation in incursions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2022
Japan to recognize Turkish Kurd as refugee after appeals court ruling
The man in his 20s would become the first Turkish Kurd to be granted the status in Japan, according to the secretariat of the Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 3, 2022
On the U.S. border, migrants' desperation outweighs fear
The reinforcement of security in the last few months has not stemmed the arrival of migrants without visas.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 23, 2022
Films and publications explore lives of Kurdish diaspora in Japan
Recent releases about the everyday lives and culture of Kurds, some 2,000 of whom live in Japan, represent a shift in focus from political repression and hardships as refugees.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 16, 2022
How asylum-seekers cross the U.S. border
Since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, migration at the southern border of the United States has increased to levels not seen in decades.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 15, 2022
U.K. cancels first flight deporting asylum-seekers to Rwanda
The government has faced a major backlash and challenges by refugee charities in the courts, while the Home Office has been forced to reduce the number of people it had intended to fly.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 13, 2022
Japan has opened the door to Ukrainians. Its tech sector may get a boost in return.
Businesses are taking note of prewar efforts in Ukraine to improve its tech capabilities, and some see lessons for Japan as it attempts to level up its own digital economy.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 10, 2022
From Dhaka to Freetown, climate migration puts cities on alert
Climate change could prompt 216 million people to move within their countries by mid-century, including 86 million in sub-Saharan Africa alone.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 1, 2022
Climate change, driven by rich nations, brings African refugees to their doors
The number of Africans trying to make it to the U.S. southern border could potentially hit a record this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2022
Japan’s experience rebuilding can help Ukraine, Tokyo's envoy says
Ukraine has estimated direct losses from the war totaling at least $650 billion, with the indirect cost being as much as $1 trillion.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 1, 2022
With 100 million refugees, the migrant crisis has barely begun
War and famine will make millions more take flight. And then comes climate change. How will the world cope?
Japan Times
WORLD
May 29, 2022
Diplomats fear Russia may use Syrian aid as bargaining chip in Ukraine
Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2022
Japan warns Ukrainian evacuees against work at adult entertainment establishments
The justice minister said the Immigration Services Agency has sent written notifications to Ukrainian evacuees to make them aware such work is a violation of their visa status.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2022
Europe’s soft-power problem
What is most off-putting is the way that Europeans tend to universalize their own experience, often assuming that what is right for them is right for others.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 24, 2022
After three months, host cities struggle to find jobs and homes for Ukraine refugees
Central European nations like Poland, which had large Ukrainian communities before the war, have been a natural destination for many refugees.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 24, 2022
Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Myanmar, dozens dead or missing
There are around 600,000 Rohingya Muslims left in the country, where U.N investigators say a military crackdown has shown 'genocidal intent.'

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