All posts in: "Immigration detention"

  1. Detention time of asylum seekers in Japan to shorten

    There is more hopeful news for refugees in Japan with an announcement from Toshio Ogawa, Justice Minister, of the Japanese Government’s intention to improve conditions…

  2. Visiting a Detention Centre in Japan – Part 2

    Meandering through poorly lit passages I enter a dark, cheerless room organised in rows of tables and chairs. ‘I’ve asked them so many times to…

  3. Visiting a detention centre in Japan – Part 1

    Mandatory detention is a controversial practice which features in the immigration policy of many countries. This is despite strong criticism as to its consistency with…

  4. Ghanaian death during deportation court case begins on Monday

    An investigation into the horrific death of Ghanaian citizen Abubakar Awudu Suraj in March 2010 has been stalled by Chiba prosecutors with Japanese authorities yet…