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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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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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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.

To CIA.

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

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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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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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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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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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