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Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?
January 22, 2020

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent survey by Japan's Cabinet Office has interesting implications for the push to welcome more foreign workers.

To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform
September 09, 2019

To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform

By Asia Dobbs
The conformity that is encouraged in Japanese schools shapes a social consciousness that is suspicious of outsiders.
The Quiet Desperation of Refugees in Japan
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.

Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?
February 21, 2019

Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?

By Arnab Dasgupta
A new immigration reform package still doesn't go far enough to meet Japan's needs.

Japan Looks to India’s Growing Tech Talent Pool
December 17, 2018

Japan Looks to India’s Growing Tech Talent Pool

By Thisanka Siripala
With competition to recruit IT engineers intensifying, Japan is extending its talent search to emerging economies like India.

Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
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.

Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength
August 07, 2017

Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength

By Anthony Fensom
Will developing Asia get old before it gets rich?
Why Trump Supporters Admire Japan
July 11, 2017

Why Trump Supporters Admire Japan

By Sakari Mesimäki
A pro-Trump Reddit community may show the future for an unembarrassed, nationalistic Japan.

Why Japan Can't Criticize Trump's Refugee Ban
February 24, 2017

Why Japan Can't Criticize Trump's Refugee Ban

By Taisuke Komatsu
Trump's America isn't the only country turning its back on refugees. Japan is just as guilty.

Japanese Civil Society Is Helping Support Refugee Entrepreneurs
December 21, 2016

Japanese Civil Society Is Helping Support Refugee Entrepreneurs

By Satoko Horii
Japan's government may be reluctant to open borders, but civil society is more welcoming.

Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
October 03, 2016

Why Japan Has No Donald Trump

By Richard Solomon
Unlike the U.S. (Trump) or U.K. (Brexit), Japan lacks a strong, anti-establishment populist movement.
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
September 11, 2015

Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis

By Mina Pollmann
Japan has been quick to donate money, but slow to welcome refugees.

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