Japan asylum applications
July 01, 2022
How the War in Ukraine Could Change Japan’s Refugee Policies
By Jakob Ranglin Grissler
The case of the Ukrainian refugees, who do not fall into the traditional definition of refugees, could add momentum to efforts to overhaul Japan’s refugee and immigration policies.
April 11, 2022
Japan’s Approach to Ukrainian Refugees Is What Its Refugee Policy Ought To Be
By Arnab Dasgupta
Japan’s willingness to embrace Ukrainian refugees stems from its hierarchical view of the world and its economic-first view of migrants.
January 04, 2022
Japan’s Self-Destructive Immigration Policy
By Markus Bell
Criminalizing asylum seekers and stigmatizing immigration is only worsening Japan’s demographic crisis.
September 18, 2020
The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers
By Taku Suzuki
A look back at the wave of hunger strikes among detained asylum seekers in Japan last year.
February 16, 2018
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
By Thisanka Siripala
As asylum seeker applications in Japan skyrocket, the government is tightening its notoriously tough refugee policy.
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