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Japan “considers doubling” number of refugees to 60 starting in 2020

Japan will consider accepting more Asian refugees from 2020, with an eye to doubling the current annual ceiling of about 30 to strengthen its response to regional humanitarian needs, government sources said Monday. By – japantimes.co.jp The government will review its current policy of receiving refugees only from Myanmar under the third-country resettlement program led by the UNHCR, the United Nations ...

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Japan: Tokyo Medical University changed test scores to keep women out.

A Japanese medical university has systematically discriminated against female applicants because women tend to quit as doctors after starting families, media reports said. By – PA The Yomiuri newspaper said Tokyo Medical University has manipulated the entrance exam results of women since about 2011 to keep the female student population low. Quoting unidentified sources, it said the manipulation started after ...

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Japan’s Secret Shame – Shiori Ito says rape is a “taboo topic”

BBC2 follows Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who shocked her home country in May 2017 when she went public with allegations that she was raped by a well-known TV journalist By – Flora Carr Scroll 4video There’s a moment in BBC2’s documentary Japan’s Secret Shame where Japanese journalist Shiori Ito returns for the first time in three years to a Tokyo hotel, where she ...

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Japan’s secret spy agency headquarters for the Directorate for Signals Intelligence

EVERY WEEK IN Tokyo’s Ichigaya district, about three miles northeast of the bright neon lights and swarming crowds in the heart of Shibuya, a driver quietly parks a black sedan-style car outside a gray office building. Before setting off on a short, 10-minute drive south, he picks up a passenger who is carrying an important package: top-secret intelligence reports, destined for ...

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Japan to curb asylum seekers’ right to work from Monday

X ADCHOICES IDENTIFIED Japan will limit asylum seekers’ right to work from Monday, making changes to its refugee system that are likely to swell the numbers of those in detention centers, the justice ministry said, prompting refugee groups to flag humanitarian concerns. By – japantoday.com The move to tighten one of the developed world’s toughest refugee systems, which accepted just 10 ...

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Japan accepted just 3 refugees in the first half of 2017

Japan accepted just three refugees in the first half of 2017 despite receiving a record 8,561 fresh asylum applications, the government said on Tuesday, highlighting the nation’s reluctance to accept foreigners. Via: Ami Miyazaki Only four refugees were accepted in the first half of 2016, when fresh asylum applications totaled 5,011, the Justice Ministry said. Human Rights Watch in January described Japan’s record on asylum seekers as ...

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Korean peninsula draws range of military drills

The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. Via: Ben Blanchard & Hyonhee Shin The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on ...

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Escape From North Korea

North Korea is the world’s most isolated country. The dictatorship of the Kim’s known to be an infamous and cruel regime. The country has conflicts with financially and politically powerful nations such as South Korea, China, Japan and the U.S. North Korea has been isolated since the Korean War in the 50s, and it needs support from many countries to sustain its ...

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Military chief warns UK citizens to flee North Korea and South Korea

The situation is so critical the Government should be advising British nationals in the Korean peninsula to leave if the tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme continue to ratchet up, Admiral Lord West of Spithead said. Via: express.co.uk He added there was a “real risk” the current stand off between North Korea and the United States could escalate into an ...

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Military Options for North Korea

North Korea test-launched on Friday its first ballistic missile potentially capable of hitting America’s East Coast. It thereby proved the failure of 25 years of U.S. nonproliferation policy. A single-minded rogue state can pocket diplomatic concessions and withstand sustained economic sanctions to build deliverable nuclear weapons. It is past time for Washington to bury this ineffective “carrots and sticks” approach. ...

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