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Japan accepts record-high 303 refugees in 2023

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The approval rate has surged beyond 2% now.

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Japan accepts record-high 303 refugees in 2023

303, is that 303 thousands? No it's 303 people and Japan claim is record high, other G7 countries already accept by hundred-thousands.

https://euaa.europa.eu/news-events/eu-received-over-1-million-asylum-applications-2023

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Serious, why anyone would want to seek asylum in a island country is beyond me. Can't they seek asylum with their neighbors? The obstacles they face are not only language but also culture difference, religion and different rules. Is extremely difficult to make a living here as a refugee. That is the truth. Japan just don't have the infrastructure or the system set up to allow refugees to able to start a decent life here. Europe i heard is pretty welcoming with their accommodations. Or the land of the free the US with their multi culture. How about Finland or Sweden? The so called world happiest countries?

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People are complaining it is such a low number but I question how appropriate Japan is for a large number of refugees. Western nations are generally far more set up and prepared for refugees.

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The number is skewed by the group of Afghans working for Jica. If not for then, the number

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Are we supposed to be impressed?

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It’s just embarrassing, really.

i wonder are they counting the ones that died in detention or are those freebies?

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Refugees tend not to ever return to their own countries. Call them migrants. Some of them will be a problem for their new hosts for years.

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WOW ! That many?

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303?

You wanna talk about that number, the US pays $303 dollars a day for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan "refugees" to sit around in their free hotel rooms eating free food and playing with their free iPhones we gave them.

Do better, Japan!

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If Japan accepted 1 million refugees a year their could stabilize their population but at just 303 refugees and with the paltry number of immigrants Japan will continue to lose 1 million a year for the next 20 years.

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Still too many. They would be better in countries closer to their own culture. They are coming to Japan for economic reasons only. 300 now but within 2 years they will be followed by family, brides, yes brides.. they are nearly all men. Does Japan want European style ghettos?

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Although Ideally their home countries would become stable so they could continue living there, sadly that's not the reality. For those saying they should go to neighboring countries, they are, in the millions. Rich countries in Europe, America and Asia have for a long time used these countries for cheap oil and minerals, which is why we have a responsibility. Countries like Japan is just taking the benefits but none of the responsibilities, and like always Japan gets a pass, while European countries are angry at eachother when ever one country takes in 100k more than another. Logically Japan should do just as much as countries in Europe are doing, it's not about being nice or if it's good for the country or not.

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The article states "but still fell far behind Western countries, many of which often accept more than 10,000 a year."

Uh, the US has a horrid increase to well over a few million last year. I can only DREAM that we would have the common sense that Japan's leaders do. It's night and day.

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They should only ease the acceptance for educated people who entered japan legally, they liked japan and wanting to live in japan. It’s not good to accept people coming through illegal ways without passport and often missing legal documents. They might have involved in crimes in their country of origin and escaping.

one can never be sure if they would respect the system and law in japan. When they do the wrong thing, everyone from that country are treated the same by media.

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They should only ease the acceptance for educated people who entered japan legally, they liked japan and wanting to live in japan.

I don't think you understand what a 'refugee' is, or why countries take them in.

Maybe figure that out and then comment.

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You wanna talk about that number, the US pays $303 dollars a day for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan "refugees" to sit around in their free hotel rooms eating free food and playing with their free iPhones we gave them.

Yeah it is mind blowing reading that kind of news.

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You wanna talk about that number, the US pays $303 dollars a day for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan "refugees" to sit around in their free hotel rooms eating free food and playing with their free iPhones we gave them.

A bipartisan bill exists that would stop people from living in the grey zone for years while they wait for their refugee claims to be processed. The Republicans blocked the legislation though, at Trump's demand, because they can't campaign on a fixed problem, so they need the problem to remain.

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