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Zero Resettlement in 2012 Posted January 28, 2013

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In 2012, there were no individuals resettled to Japan from Myanmar as part of the organised resettlement program. According to reports, 16 individuals from three

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**UPDATE** Help Gedion! Posted June 16, 2012

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On Wednesday 13th June at around 4:30pm, Gedion was granted provisional release from Nagoya Immigration Bureau. The efforts of a large number of concerned individuals

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Help Gedion! Posted June 12, 2012

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On the evening of 30th May, Ethiopian refugee Teffera Gedion Mulugeta was forcibly detained at Nagoya Immigration Bureau. This is the fourth time he has

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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

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Japan’s flawed system of refugee protection is under further stress due to an alleged increase in individuals allegedly falsifying asylum claims. Last week, Asahi Newspaper reported on

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The name UNIQLO has become synonymous with quality and affordable apparel in Japan and across the globe. It’s always my first stop when I’m after

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Glimpses of progress Posted December 21, 2011

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Lately I’ve noticed an encouraging momentum taking place in Japan. Dialogue seems to be increasing, slightly. Maybe it’s just me. A natural insight that’s evolved

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Quoted from: Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants “A resolution regarding refugee protection and solutions to refugee issues was passed by a vote in the

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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

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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

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