On February 19, the Japanese government submitted a bill to the Diet to amend the Immigration Control Act. The Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act was enacted in 1951.
2021 World Refugee Day on June 20 marks one full year since Kasumi Refugee Support Youth officially launched its website and one year and a half since the group was founded upon a common goal of support refugees and asylum seekers in Japan.
We have briefly introduced the EU’s migration managing system, and the changes the New Pact on Migration and Asylum is about to bring. The focus will shift to some criticism of the Pact from experts of European law and migration studies.
In 2020, the European Union hence proposed the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. According to the European Commission, this new pact will pave the way to a European approach to the critical situation of asylum seekers in particular and to migration in general within the EU’s borders.
More than 5 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants have fled their country, making this become the world’s biggest recent displacement crisis. The mass exodus ensues from the disastrous mismanagement of Venezuela under the Nicolas Maduro administration.
Though the media often mentions refugee offshoring together with Australia, extraterritorial asylum processing is not necessarily unique to the country. This article, therefore, focuses on the state of offshore refugee processing in Australia while also making references to similar models that gave it inspiration or are considered for replicating.
In this article, we introduce a number of prominent organisations in Japan that offer support and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Japan.
Afghan refugees are one of the largest protracted refugee populations in the world. More than forty years ago, Afghanistan entered a situation of instability that is still ongoing nowadays. Since then, more than 400,000 people escaped from the violence protracted by the Communist-led Taraki and Amin regime, crossing over into neighboring Pakistan and Iran.
Refugee advocacy in Japan did not start until around the 1980s, after Japan accepted 11,319 forced migrants from Indochina under the pressure of the U.S and its allies. Around the same time, the country became a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention in an effort to overcome its isolationist image and foster a positive reputation as a developed country willing to fulfill its international obligations.
We are going to highlight the procedures one has to go through to seek asylum in Japan and also give information on how to proceed through the proper channels. In 2004, the Japanese government abolished a 60-day rule in the asylum-seeking procedure by amending the Immigration Control and Refugee Regulation Act.