Month: June 2020

Honoring Refugees Everywhere – World Refugee Day 2020

Becoming a refugee is not a pleasant experience. Many did not choose to become refugees but reluctantly did so in fear of harm and persecution. Among them, half are children under the age of 18. In the world right now, there are 79.5 million people who are forcibly displaced from their homes [2]. If they were to be citizens of a country, it would make them the 14th most populous country in the world.

¥100,000 Available Only to “Citizens”? The Unease over Disregard Towards Foreigners

On the night of April 16th, as part of his government’s Covid-19 countermeasures, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe withdrew an earlier proposal to give 300,000 yen in cash to each household and announced that “I will ask the ruling parties to consider giving 100,000 yen payments to all citizens.” “A cash payment of 100,000 yen will be given to all citizens,” the media reported.

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