Refugees in Japan

There are refugees from Asia, Middle East, Africa and many other countries globally who seek refuge in Japan. In many cases, they did not specifically choose Japan and they come here, out of the limited number of countries they can go, by chance as their Japan visa got approved. For those refugees fleeing from their country of origin in fear of persecution, it is a major challenge for them to obtain a legitimate passport and in some instances, they had to pay brokers in order to obtain a “fake passport” and leave the country.

–The Japan Association of Refugees

Please visit the website of The Japan Association for Refugees Try to find the answers to these simple questions. You may need to search the Japanese version of the site as well.

  • How many refugees did Japan accept in 2018?
  • Why does Japan accept only a few refugees?
  • Is this changing? How?
  • Do you think the changes are enough?
  • Do you think volunteering with a refugee support organization would be interesting? Why or why not?

For more information: Statistics on Refugees & Asylum Seekers

活動レポート

法務省による2018年の難民認定者数等の発表をうけて

本日、法務省より「平成30年における難民認定者数等について」が発表されました。

難民認定数は、42人となりました。前年よりも多くの人が難民として認定されたことについては、歓迎したいと思います。しかし、昨年度(2017年7月から2018年6月)72か国・637人からの相談を受けた当会の経験に基づくと、2018年の難民認定数は依然として十分なものとは言えません。

https://www.refugee.or.jp/jar/report/2019/03/27-0000.shtml

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