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Lawsuit challenges Japan’s high standard for refugees

In early March, four Syrian men filed a lawsuit against Japan’s Ministry of Justice, challenging the rejection of their refugee applications.  The group arrived in Japan in 2012 and applied for refugee status, citing the potential for persecution for their participation in pro-democracy protests against the Syrian government.  The Ministry rejected their refugee status in […]

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Demonstrators hold a sign advocating dual custody rights for divorced parents in Japan.

Critical Analysis: Parents get “left behind” due to Japan’s hesitance

November 17, 2014 In 2013, Japan joined the Hague convention on the civil aspects of child abduction. The convention took effect on April 1, 2014. In October 2014, a child has been returned to his father. The boy was born in Germany to a German father and a Japanese mother. He lived in Germany until […]

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