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Pope Francis Preaches Anti-Nuke Message in First Japan Visit in 38 Years
December 03, 2019

Pope Francis Preaches Anti-Nuke Message in First Japan Visit in 38 Years

By Thisanka Siripala
Pope Francis brought recognition to Japan’s “hidden” Christians while bearing pro-refugee and anti-nuclear messages of peace.

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan
October 22, 2019

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan

By Travis Sanderson
In the event of an invasion, Taiwanese with the financial resources to do so would likely flee to Japan. Is Tokyo ready?
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 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.

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.

Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
October 27, 2015

Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’

By Jeffrey W. Hornung
The rhetoric has been strong, but has it been matched by action.
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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