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10 Afghan evacuation seekers enter Pakistan to head for Japan

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Some 10 Afghans, local staff at Japan's agencies in Afghanistan and or their families, have left the country and entered neighboring Pakistan by land on their own, 

This pretty much sums up how much Japan does care about those who supported their efforts over there...

Japan had evacuated just one Japanese and 14 Afghans at the request of the United States 

Essentially, helping the US getting "their" Afghans out of the country. These Afghans will not need to come and live here in Japan, eh?

It is believed that this will be the first time for Afghans to be evacuated to Japan after the Taliban's takeover. There is information they include local staff of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, but details have not been disclosed.

According to the diplomatic sources, the Afghans will head to Japan from Pakistan via Doha in the Gulf state of Qatar.

I will believe that they will be allowed to come and live here when the Afghans actually will be here and allowed to work freely here. Until then, I would expect Japan to roll out money for them to remain living in the Middle East or you know, like, have them continue to work and support the embassy locally in the Middle East...

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today is 9/11 not sure if this is good news or bad.

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Some Afghan has measles, Afghan Measles

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I am sure they will get support here from the Muslims living in Japan. A nice community actually. And since they worked with the Japanese embassy they probably already have good speaking and reading skills. Welcome to Japan. Halal food is a tough nut to crack though.

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Let's see if they get their refugee application approved as quickly as the Myanmar Olympic soccer team goalie. Any bets ?

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Ten? That's what foreigners think of emigrating to Japan? Frankly, no wonder.

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There are about 100,000 Muslims in Japan. Five mosques and Halal foods, stores and restaurants.

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Who benefited from our failure in Afghanistan,most Americans are still misinform,that Pakistan wanted Afghanistan to fail,out of jealousy so they did not want too see Afghanistan prosper,while their country was still living in misery Bin Laden was living in Pakistan,9/11 mastermind was from Pakistan, Taliban headquarters were in Pakistan

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So,100 thousand Muslims in Japan is good start to 100 million..

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So,100 thousand Muslims in Japan is good start to 100 million..

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today is 9/11 not sure if this is good news or bad.

Very good question, who knows how these things will end, 9-11 is a good reminder..

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Are they kidding us? There is no chance of leaving Afghanistan per Pakistan, if you are not a Talib or terrorist yourself. Someone really opposing and having fear to die would choose a route to Tajikistan, Usbekistan or if not possible through Iran, but surely not run into Taliban home region.

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Wasn’t it 14 Japanese and 1 Afghan ?

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I read Japan won't take their families? 14 Afghans, or 14 Afghan families?

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@Joe UncToday

Wasn’t it 14 Japanese and 1 Afghan ?

No, a few days after the one single (Japanese) evacuee debacle it came out that the JSDF evacuated an additional 14 Afghans on behalf of the US (read: Afghans who supported the US activities not the Japanese activities in the country).

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After reading about Sugiyama, the diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during WWII, this makes me pretty sad and feel a sense of hypocrisy. Japan praises Sugiyama as a hero who did the right thing, but they don't want to follow in his example.

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I was at that base three years ago by Contract. Was supposed to go back in January and was refused Secret Clearance just prior to leaving; Game Over.

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Does not bode well for any future collaborators in vulnerable nations. Good luck recruiting sympathizers in Taiwan.

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No.

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@SpeedToday are you suggesting Taliban is mass killing their people in gas chamber?

They beat the invaders to submission and got their country back, get over it

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Seth MToday  @SpeedToday are you suggesting Taliban is mass killing their people in gas chamber? ...get over it

No, I don't think I see anything like that in my post. You don't seem to read so well. It's a comment about a man who helped people out of desperate situations and for our government to emulate such actions.

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Who benefited from our failure in Afghanistan,most Americans are still misinform,that Pakistan wanted Afghanistan to fail,out of jealousy so they did not want too see Afghanistan prosper,while their country was still living in misery Bin Laden was living in Pakistan,9/11 mastermind was from Pakistan, Taliban headquarters were in Pakistan

Don’t pretend to be an American. Your English gives it away. But if you are still claiming failure as “your” maybe you are a bhagat

Setting some facts straight, 9/11 master mind was a Kuwaiti named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the hijackers were all Saudis and if US had actually taken care of the Saudis instead of bombing poor Afghans, things might have turned better for the entire world.

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They're fools if they think Japan will let them in as refugees, and may as well just go back and seek Taliban forgiveness -- might be more merciful now than when they get turned away in a couple months... if they survive the places they'd be neglected in while waiting here.

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Time for Japan to step up as a global power. Don't shirk your responsibilities.

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