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Japan sets the bar for whose rights should be protected very low. The U.N., on the other hand, believes in protecting the rights of all human beings, regardless of their residence status and how important a country sees border control.

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Professor Abe Kohki of Meiji Gakuin University, an expert on international law, saying it will be difficult to reconcile the opposing views of the U.N., which has criticized the long-term detention of some foreigners in Japan, and the Japanese government as long as Tokyo's priority remains the strict maintenance of national borders.

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as long as Tokyo's priority remains the strict maintenance of national borders.

well, that’s gunna be a quick conversation.

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Residence status can be revoked at anytime in Japan. But if you obtain Japanese citizenship, that is a completely different story.

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Perhaps professor Kohki needs to move our of the characteristic Japanese xenophobic obsessions to gain a wider view on matter pertaining to human rights

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The UN can start with the obvious 'biggies' - like China and Russia - when applying their principles on humans rights and dentation issues'

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