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Japanese civil society groups are helping support refugee entrepreneurs, despite government reluctance





A fundamental challenge in Japan, in particular, is the low visibility of refugees and undocumented migrant workers. Stephan Geyer/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

Satoko Horii, Akita International University

Japan is known for its negative attitude to immigration. While the door has been slowly opened to professionals, the Japanese government doesn’t accept low-skilled migrant workers – except on temporary work visas – and has been very reluctant to welcome refugees.

Even 2015’s so-called refugee crisis didn’t change Japan’s closed-door policy. Whereas countries such as the United States, Canada and Venezuela have accepted tens of thousands of asylum seekers, Japan has read more >>>

Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

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