Japan will create a special immigration category for citizens of Ukraine

Japanese immigration law is being adapted for citizens of Ukraine

The Japanese government is developing a bill to create a new immigration category for “quasi-refugees” from Ukraine, reports the Nikkei Asian Review on February 12.

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The proposed amendment to Japan’s immigration law would give legal status to those foreigners who require “subsidiary protection” but who do not comply with Japan’s now very strict refugee law.

Those foreigners who fall into the new immigration category will enjoy the same benefits as refugees, including the possibility of obtaining a residence permit, as well as access to pensions and childcare benefits. They will also be able to enter Japan freely.

At present, Japan only recognizes refugees who meet the criteria set out in the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees: persons who may face persecution for their “race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” Thus, people fleeing military conflicts often do not meet these requirements.

Recall that most of the almost 2,000 citizens of Ukraine who came to Japan after the start of the NWO are unemployed.


Read earlier in this story: Most of the Ukrainians who came to Japan do not have a job

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