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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

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I’ve already mentioned the important role of awareness raising in advancing the situation of refugees in Japan.  Like many things in this country, the longer

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An article published by Japan Times this week reveals an admonishing insight into Refugee Headquarters Japan (RHQ), the lead NPO contracted by the Ministry of Justice to provide

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Eighteen refugees from Myanmar, the second group to be settled in Japan under the new UN-sponsored resettlement program, arrived at Narita airport last Thursday. New

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Over two days on 18th and 19th June I attended the 8th National Forum in Solidarity with Migrants – Tokai, at Chukyo University, Nagoya. The forum attracted over

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According to the latest statistics released by the Japanese Ministry of Justice, in 2010 the total number of individuals who applied for refugee status was

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On 15 October, Japan Federation of Bar Associations will host a symposium titled: “Considering alternative measures to immigration detention: avoiding the detention of foreigners in

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Refugees in Japan – The Facts Posted September 9, 2011

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In 1981, Japan first acceded to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees in 1981.  On this date, over 30 years ago, Japan first

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Divisions exist between peoples in any society. This is a given. But this is not something at which we should just shrug our shoulders and

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