UNHCR is putting the screws to Japan to take refugees, especially Syrian Muslims

They don’t actually say Syrian Muslims, but they never do!

This guilt-tripping pressure campaign on Japan has been going on for awhile.  Japan does take a handful of refugees, but you can imagine how it galls those one-worlders at the UN that Japan is holding out introducing the joys of multiculturalism in any big way.

In fact, Japan is one of the few places in the world attempting to save itself from cultural annihilation!

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres: The US has given an open-ended commitment to resettle Syrians. Why not Japan? https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/unhcr-says-us-has-pledged-open-ended-resettlement-numbers-for-syrians/

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From The Japan Times:

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have produced more than 12 million refugees and internally displaced people. They are flooding across borders in the region, and some neighboring states have reached their limit. One-third of Lebanon’s population now comprises refugees.

Meanwhile, Japan, a signatory member of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, recognized only six refugees in 2013. To this day, no Syrian has ever received such status.

During a visit to Tokyo last week, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres called on Japan to review its rigid refugee recognition system.

“The numbers are quite low. . . . I think there is a reasonable presumption that the system is too rigid and too restrictive and it would be useful to make it more in line with what are the best practices in international refugee status determination,” Guterres told The Japan Times.

The Justice Ministry says 56 Syrians have made their way to Japan and filed for asylum, but to no avail. This is because, the ministry says, fleeing conflict is not a definition of a refugee as codified in the refugee convention. Instead, 36 of them have been given special residence permits on humanitarian grounds.

Without official refugee status, however, the Syrians’ rights are limited. And although it is not impossible, the system makes it very difficult for them to bring their families to Japan.

“If one comes from Syria, there is a high level of presumption that that person is in need of protection in one way or another,” Guterres said.  [There is also a high level of presumption they will be demanding Sunni Muslims—ed]

The Japanese government should help reunite them with their families, he added.

Please read onAs Japanese officials worry about fraudulent asylum seekers, Guterres, the former Socialist President of Portugal says, not to worry, we will help you screen them! 

The UN is screening refugees to America (Canada too) and have let in some individual evil characters, some terrorists and whole populations that have no intention of assimilating to western culture.

Then this:

The former prime minister of Portugal has made 12 trips to Japan during his two terms as high commissioner since 2005. This visit had a special objective: to raise awareness here about the 10 million stateless people around the world.  [This “statelessness” business is their latest scheme to encourage countries to take in the likes of the Rohingya Muslims of Bangladesh/Burma—ed]

I don’t see any mention in The Japan Times story that Japan is one of the most financially generous countries in the world to help refugees living in camps.

Watch for more on “stateless people.”  Hang tough Japan!

One more thing!  Check out this story (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’) about Maine that also mentions Japan, it seems that the supposed economic theory that a country (or state or city) needs to add population to increase its economy may be all a bunch of bull.  Hope to write more on this story later.

10 thoughts on “UNHCR is putting the screws to Japan to take refugees, especially Syrian Muslims

  1. If those Syrians were really in need of “asylum” rather than in need of a high-paying job and a comfortable place to live, why would they apply in JAPAN of all places? Japan is thousands of kilometres away from Syria and has pretty much no connections – neither culturally nor economically – to Syria. That alone should be enough to deny their requests and tell them to apply somewhere else.


    1. The UNHCR’s only interest in Japan’s culture and economy it to destroy the culture and wreck the economy in their drive to put everyone on the same level. Then they, the brilliant and enlightened, will tell everyone else how to live. Of course, somehow the socialists and communists think they can control the Islamic tiger once unleashed… they won’t.


      1. The Japanese have probably read how Syrians make bad refugees in Sweden and Germany where they have openly expressed hatred and hostility towards their host nations. I wouldn’t want them living next door to me.


        1. Maybe the UNHCR thinks the Japanese are too dumb to follow the news. I really hope the Japanese govt. doesn’t cave to the bullies.


  2. Having lived in Japan my advice to them is to maintain your integrity, don’t give in to the beseechments and threats of the UNHCR. They’re just a clearing house for illegal wannabe migrants, run by a bunch of self-interested ex-political hacks. Japan has already had problems with some Muslims who were granted work visas temporarily and who spend all their time slathering over Japanese girls. Pay no attention to so-called international condemnation, other countries are just envious that they didn’t avoid the UNHCR bullet, so to speak.


  3. Sadako Ogata, a Japanese citizen, was high commissioner of UNHCR from 1990 – 2000. Japan did not take UN refugees then and they are not taking them now – perhaps on advice of the former commissioner? Likewise, the current high commissioner of UNHCR is sparing his country an influx of UN refugees, even though his country – Portugal – was definitely a part of the ‘evil European colonist’ league.


    1. So Portugal isn’t getting many refugees???? Very interesting. That might be correct come to think of it because I never see Portugal mentioned in any of the guilt-tripping the UN puts out on refugees. I guess its kind of like no refugees going to Delaware when it was ol’Joe Biden who helped create the whole fraud over 30 years ago!


      1. Having visited Portugal I can attest to the large number of Africans living there already, mostly citizens from the old Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique and other smaller countries of Lusophone Africa, as well as many Timorese, escapees from Indonesian rule back in the 80s. It’s not a rich country by any means so they probably feel they’re doing enough with the extra population they took in after they lost their colonies.


  4. The Japanese are discovering that refugee status is a big financial lure. Because refugee applicants are permitted to work full time, foreigners already in Japan are applying for refugee status in order to make more money.
    Here are two examples: foreign trainees brought to Japan to learn on-the-job farming and technical skills are leaving their employers. When asked why, “the foreign trainees replied that they applied for refugee recognition because they can earn more money that way.” Another group that abuses the refugee system in Japan are foreign students, some of whom may be arriving solely to work, rather than study. Holders of student visas are permitted to work up to four hours a day. However, if they file as refugees, they can work more hours. “One Japanese language school told the [immigration] bureau that a foreign student submitted an application for refugee recognition, began to work full-time and then stopped going to the school.”
    Because of such abuses, and the sharp increase in foreigners applying for asylum in Japan, officials are worried that screening of people who actually need to be recognized as refugees may be delayed. In the meantime, Japan has a growing refugee problem of its own as “knowledge that the refugee system can be used to work in Japan has been spreading among foreigners staying in the nation.”


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