Japan considering expanding refugee resettlement to 60

LOL! That doubles their present resettlement numbers.

I doubt they impressed the UN High Commissioner for Refugees when he arrived there yesterday.

From The Japan Times:

Japan will consider accepting more Asian refugees from 2020, with an eye to doubling the current annual ceiling of about 30 to strengthen its response to regional humanitarian needs, government sources said Monday.

The government will review its current policy of receiving refugees only from Myanmar under the third-country resettlement program led by the UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, while promoting their settlement not only in Tokyo and surrounding areas but in other parts of the country, according to the sources.

UNHCR Grandi attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Every year the UN High Commissioner for Refugees goes to Japan to nag them about resettling refugees.

Tokyo is expected to convey the idea to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who is scheduled to visit Japan from Wednesday, the sources said.

Rohingya! For years I’ve been reporting that Japan was being sensible and saving itself from turmoil by not admitting Muslim refugees.  Oh well.

Since 2010 under the third-country resettlement program, Japan has accepted a total of 174 Myanmar refugees, or 44 families, including some Rohingya Muslims from the western Rakhine State who had been persecuted and moved to neighboring Thailand and Malaysia.

Japan is known for its tight immigration policy. In 2017, the country accepted only 20 of about 20,000 people who applied for refugee status and allowed 45 to stay in the country on humanitarian grounds, according to the Justice Ministry.

Security concerns, yes. But, will their desire for cheap labor cause them to throw caution to the wind?

But some members of the LDP division expressed caution over the new status, pointing to a possible deterioration in public safety resulting from an increase in the number of foreigners in the country.

Shigeharu Aoyama, an Upper House member, said he absolutely opposes the law revision, stressing that the employment of Japanese people should be increased first to solve the nation’s labor shortages. One participant called for the division to spend sufficient time examining the legislation.

They plan to spread the new migrants out to the rural areas of the country.

More here.

Just the beginning?

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4 thoughts on “Japan considering expanding refugee resettlement to 60

  1. I lived in Japan for a few years. The Japanese people, in general, are exceedingly polite. To the extreme.
    jihadis will convert (or kill) them with ease.
    How very sad for the Japanese people.

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  2. The more of these articles I read, the more I realize that the UN is responsible for forcing these unwanted parasites on countries that clearly do not want them. Why doesn’t the UN stick to setting up camps and sending these people home as soon as they can, like they used to do? Obviously, the UN thinks the interests of these foreigners should come first, so perhaps it is time for counties to start thinking about withdrawing from the UN unless our interests take priority.

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  3. 100 years from now Japan is still Japan, Germany, Sweden and France will be Muslim ruled with brand new laws and “native” languages. Demographics are destiny and, in these three cases, destruction of all that they had created. None of this is hyperbole.

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