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16 Afghan evacuees including aid agency workers arrive in Japan

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Strange that there's no mention of their visa/immigration status. I guess the Japanese "journalist," as typical, simply wrote down what the govt told them to write down.

"Japan assisted their passage..."

"passage"? If they arrived from Afghanistan, does that mean they are merely "passing through" Japan?

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@JeffLee

Exactly, curious as to what the plan is here. Settle in Japan long term? Where?

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16 ? Other countries takes hundert thousends! What a joke.

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Zichi,the US has launched an investigation into the government of Pakistan,helping the Taliban,hell has no fury as American scorn, Google Pakistan Taliban Investigation

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16…..and this is news.

Germany helped over thousand of then to escape from war and death.

And here they talk about saving only 16 people.

Welcome to Sekaku 2.0

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Yrral

Zichi,the US has launched an investigation into the government of Pakistan,helping the Taliban,hell has no fury as American scorn, Google Pakistan Taliban Investigation

Why are you addressing me?

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Why should the take any? I guess families with children is good thing to do but ones that go to other countries by thousands are mostly young males and I would rather see them stay back home and peacefully resist the power of Taliban. In the host countries this young better life seekers are traying to implement the same ways of life as the one they claim to run away from.

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They can also be helped by the 100,000 strong Muslim community here.

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new "tax payers" or just new users of benefits paid by our taxes?

pakistan is safe country,closely to Afghanistan mentally,religiously and culturally.Or how about Saudi Arabia or Emirates?

why Japan???

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Arrived in Japan to “take refuge”? Does that mean they are refugees? Very vague article

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I hope they all can find a place with a safe and peaceful future. I would hate having to be forced away from the place I call home knowing I could never to return.

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Many Afghan evacuees worked for security/police of former regime, and many of them are responsible for torturing and abusing of fellow citizens.

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Most of the Afghans were translators.

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Most of the Afghans were translators.

To CIA.

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akadake

Most of the Afghans were translators.

To CIA.

No, try reading the post.

"workers for the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Afghanistan, "

That would be JICA nor CIA.

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Probably just stopping over in Japan until a third country is willing to take them.

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Before the American exit from Afghanistan, there are many Afghan families living and assimilating into American society and EU countries.

The Afghan people are not terrorists. They are not the Taliban or ISIS-K. These families worked for a Japanese organization for years and would be well known to the Japanese personal. They are not random people.

Actually, in Japan, there are 6 mosques, not just one. The first was built in Kobe City in 1939. There have never been any problems with the Muslims living there. That mosque was one of the few buildings to survive the American bombing.

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Some people on here really seem to think all Afgans are terrorists, that is pretty messed up.

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I recall sleeper cells doing a number in America.

just do good background checks. Then let them in.

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In Europe, there are more than 2 million immigrants from Africa and the Middle East. In comparison the number of Islamic terrorists is small and most people are born in EU countries.

The post is about two families and one student. Are they a threat to the country?

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Zichi,their is no dominant culture in the US , people in America are not obligated to assimilate ,they can live their lives,like they live in their old country,but has to live by local rules,since American in different regions,live by their county and state rules,but US statutory is supreme

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The dominant culture in America is white Christian. Christians represent 65% of the total adult population. All immigrant people are pressurized to assimilate. When they become citizens they all make the same oath.

William A.V. Clark defines immigrant assimilation in the United States as "a way of understanding the social dynamics of American society and that it is the process that occurs spontaneously and often unintended in the course of interaction between majority and minority groups."

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It never ceases to amaze how Japan gets off the hook every single time the issue of refugees comes up. Other developed countries take tens of thousands, yet this one can't be asked to handle even two dozen. Why is it OK to avoid any kind of global responsibility when Japan claims to be a global leader and has the third largest economy? Why isn't the foreign media pointing this out and shaming it? Why aren't the citizens demanding their country should help, too?

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Wow..a whole 16 of them! There's a problem. They can't EVER go back! They don't even have Afghan passports. What is Japan to do? They will be forced to make them instant citizens!

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new "tax payers" or just new users of benefits paid by our taxes?

pakistan is safe country,closely to Afghanistan mentally,religiously and culturally.Or how about Saudi Arabia or Emirates?

why Japan???

Good question !!..

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ZvonkoJonathanOct. 1  09:16 am JST

Why should the take any? I guess families with children is good thing to do but ones that go to other countries by thousands are mostly young males and I would rather see them stay back home and peacefully resist the power of Taliban. In the host countries this young better life seekers are traying to implement the same ways of life as the one they claim to run away from.

And let the inevitable racist, xenophobic comments begin. Did you even read the article? It's going to be pretty hard for three families, some of whose members worked for Japan, to change Japanese society.

With the arrival on Thursday of the 16, which includes local workers for the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Afghanistan, the total number of such evacuees to Japan has risen to 26.

The latest group is made up of three families and a student studying at a Japanese university.

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Just 16!!??????????????????????

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