Japan prepares legislation to recognize 'quasi-refugee' status

TOKYO, Feb 13 (Nikkei) - The Japanese government is drawing up a bill to create a new immigration category for "quasi-refugees" fleeing conflict, after the war in Ukraine highlighted shortfalls in its current framework.

The proposed amendment to Japan's immigration law would create a new designation for individuals who require "additional protection" but may not have met Japan's current stringent definition of refugees. ...continue reading

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