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Japan considers 'quasi-refugee' status for people fleeing conflicts

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Japan considers 'quasi-refugee' status for people fleeing conflicts

Japan choose what status can benefit Japan, so refugee but not totally refugee.

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The prime minister stressed the envisioned system would not discriminate against certain countries, adding that Japan will strive to do its work in accordance with the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

Good if it actually happens.

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While here, the quasi-refugees may get to experience one of the quasi-state-of-emergencies, or maybe they can go visit one of Japan's quasi-national parks

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I guess a quasi-country can accept quasi-refugees

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At least this editor had the tact to crop their faces just above their masks. For Japan to profit from parading these poor people and providing what could be false hope to other countries refugees would be reprehensible.

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I never get the fixation of Japanese officials to never compromise to actual reforms when they become necessary and instead opt for "quasi" "pseudo" "semi" patchwork things.

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Japanese detention centers are full of applicants for refugee status.

Are they all gonna become quasi-refugees as well?

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Kishida just gets worse and worse

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these leaders are like quasi-modo

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I think the term refugee and the conditions are agreed upon by international treaties. Like the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Yes. Unfortunately those Ukrainians cannot be defined as refugees under the current very definition of the treaty.

Japan is ruled by law. One of those democratic countries ruled by law, trying to abide International treaties, who needs process domestically, and yet, those JT experts' knee-jerk reactions are always like this.

This is a good deed but there' re always many critics who make relentless noise damning every actions of Japan, even if under emergent situation like this, jumping on whataboutism referring to the cases of others' applicants for refugee status. That is why quasi-refugee status needs to be legitimized . Actually, most of you experts would not know, this point of legal reform to create quasi-refugee status was included in the draft to be passed through since a few years ago, which was obviously crushed by weird so-called human rightists' groups and the so-called critics

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War refugee is the term that other countries use for the Ukranians that emigrate.

Do these countries need to start using the term quasi-refugee instead?

What is the definition of the word quasi-refugee?

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Japanese detention centers are full of applicants for refugee status.

Are they all gonna become quasi-refugees as well?

They, at least lawyers/NGO so called humanitarians with them, know whether those applicants could be defined and entitled to that status. This is all jokes. They and their comrades know all but just apply for it to slow down the legal process and extend the D-day

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Yeah Japan is not a "full country" yet, only a quasi country so it can only accept quasi refugees or grant quasi refugee status. We pray for the day Japan will grow up and become a full country and fully respected member of the international comity of nations. I rest my case

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B. JayToday  07:00 pm JST

Yeah Japan is not a "full country" yet, only a quasi country so it can only accept quasi refugees or grant quasi refugee status. We pray for the day Japan will grow up and become a full country and fully respected member of the international comity of nations. I rest my case

Name "full country" existing . Pal .... also what the heck do you mean by "full country"

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We need to clarify the definition of quasi-refugee.

What does quasi-refugee means?

Does anybody know?

Its crazy stupid to make-up words that nobody understands.

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2022 will be the third year in a row where "quasi-" will be the year's top trending word, I guess...

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As AC/DC once said "" The Less That You Give You're a Taker "" I hope Japan will do more to help people in desperate situations, $$$ helps but providing a safe refuge is the ultimate giving.

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I think in Japan's case it's better they give money rather than offer residence since life might not be a great experience given the multitude of challenges facing them (e.g. culture shock, language difficulties etc.).

Pay for them to live in Australia, Canada or New Zealand for 10 years instead.

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Mistake " Black Sabbath " not AC/DC.

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accept people fleeing conflicts in light of the humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia's war in Ukraine.

I don't see any Ukrainian refugee in Japan? There's no need for any refugee definition intervention. Sanctions are working so well senior Putin is crying, and Ukrainians are staying put (though I am not sure if they are healthy or not).

I even heard Mr Sullivan and Mr Biden say Mr Putin will end up in the international court soon. Thank goodness there are sanctions, it's working so well Japan has to quasi label Ukrainian holiday makers as refugees just to get them pass the covid border restrictions.

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The prime minister stressed the envisioned system would not discriminate against certain countries.

At least the PM has acknowledged that there's been discrimination yet there're diehard sycophants who have sworn never to accept the bitter truth.

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letsberealisticToday  07:37 pm JST

I think in Japan's case it's better they give money rather than offer residence since life might not be a great experience given the multitude of challenges facing them (e.g. culture shock, language difficulties etc.).

Pay for them to live in Australia, Canada or New Zealand for 10 years instead.

Japan is not ATM

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"Quasi-refugee"? Seriously? If my eyes rolled any harder, they'd fall out of my head. Japan so does love its half arsed measures but this is absurd. What constitutes a "quasi-refugee"? How does one qualify for such a ludicrous status? Madness.

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I never get the fixation of Japanese officials to never compromise to actual reforms when they become necessary and instead opt for "quasi" "pseudo" "semi" patchwork things.

Thank as always for your cogent comments virusrex. Some here often appreciate them.

In this case , the answer is clear and broadly applicable.

Japanese officials have lots of laws and rules on the books whose enforcement is all up to bureaucrats and politicians and the vulnerability of those affected.

If the connected can be assisted, work and outlays for bureaucrats minimized, a pretense of action and concern made; some quasi action will be taken.

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Sensible. People may be driven out for forced out of their countries under very different circumstances with different degrees of documentation. So a less stringent category to receive and process them would be good. It should not be too loose, as countries like China would send in a lot more spies, posing as quasi-refugees.

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Nothing wrong with adding its unique arrangement onto international obligation bound by the treaty.

Hello?? Do you hear it? It is not deduction from Treaty-based obligation but addition!

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@kennyG

Do you even know the meaning of the word?

Enlighten me! Explain me what is a quasi-refugee.

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Look at Canada to see how a country should behave. It's a nation of immigrants and refugees and a very successful and civilised place. Basically Japan does not want foreigners of any kind.

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Definitions of "quasi" Apparently, seemingly but not really. Sounds very Japanese.

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The name "Ministry of Quasi-Justice (or "Quasi-Justice Ministry") would be very appropriate name's, with regards to Japan.

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Quasi = "We're going to do something about it, but we're not actually going to do something about it."

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