Japan immigration detention
May 04, 2023
Japan Toughens Refugee Deportation Protocol
By Thisanka Siripala
Despite growing calls to improve human rights in Japanese detention facilities, the latest bill falls short of fundamental reform.
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.
March 12, 2021
Japan’s Changing Immigration and Refugee Policy
By Daisuke Akimoto
Tokyo has long been criticized for restrictive immigration policy. Can it change?
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.
August 23, 2019
The Quiet Desperation of Refugees in Japan
By Sakari Mesimaki
Anger at long-term detention is fueling a hunger strike at the East Japan Immigration Center.
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