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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Japanese News This Week 18 June 2017

今週の日本

Japan News.
Japan Arrests Longest-Sought Fugitive After Nearly 46 Years
New York Times

'Conspiracy' law enacted to punish planning of crimes
The Mainichi

Japan to launch self-navigating cargo ships 'by 2025'
BBC

Japan accused of eroding press freedom by UN special rapporteur
Guardian

End Game for Japan’s Construction State - The Linear (Maglev) Shinkansen and Abenomics
Japan Focus

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Statistics

June 20 is World Refugee Day. There are an estimated 65 million refugees worldwide.

Canada, with a population roughly 1/4 of Japan's,  has accepted 40,000 Syrians alone since the fall of November 2015.

Japan however continues to be extremely unwelcoming to refugees.

In 2016, a record 10,901 would be refugees applied for asylum last year in Japan. That was an increase of 3,315 on the previous year. Of the applicants, 28 were accepted. 

Sources: Asahi Shinbun, June 14, page 13

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