Will Japan Become a Nation of Immigrants?

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06/14/2016

Japan has a thousand-year-old history of being closed to immigrants. According to Hidenori Sakanaka, former director of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau and Executive Director of the Japan Immigration Policy Institute, the nation needs to make big changes to its immigration policy, “Japan needs to accept at least 10 million immigrants during the next 50 years,” Sakanaka, the author of Japan as a Nation for Immigrants, said recently at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan....
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Returning UK citizens face challenges

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04/19/2016

British PM invited to explain “unfair” policy to British expats in Japan at G7 British residents of Japan moving back to their home country with a Japanese spouse or children face problems. Rules introduced by the Cameron government in the past few years that apply to non-EU family members require proof of a legally constituted and recognized enduring marriage, and proof that a suitable UK residence is available. Additionally,...
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Walking the Rainbow Bridge

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04/18/2016

Walking across the Rainbow Bridge is one of the most noteworthy walks Tokyo offers. The half-mile span takes approximately 30 minutes to cross. Many people, including Japanese, aren’t even aware that it is possible to walk across the bridge. Some compare it to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, but at 798 meters the bridge is only about 60% of the length of this famous landmark, which links San Francisco...
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UN Slams Japan over Culture of Child Sex

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04/04/2016

TOKYO (majiroxnews)–When Mari Christine Tsunoda thinks of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games to be held in Japan, she worries about what will happen in a country where children, in her view, are already too vulnerable to sexual exploitation. “There will be a...
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Has the Prime Minister betrayed the Japanese people?

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11/22/2014

Yukio Edano, the Secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) asked this question at a press conference TOKYO (majirox news): The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) arranged three conditions with the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Shinzo Abe, before calling the...
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Japan: The Mystery of the (Almost) Invisible Suicide

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06/30/2014

Japanese media mysteriously go mum over dramatic incident TOKYO (majirox news) — On a Sunday afternoon, in the middle of Tokyo’s crowded Shinjuku district, a man sits on top of a bridge, pours a flammable liquid over himself and sets fire to it. He...
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Will Japan Become a Nation of Immigrants?

Japan has a thousand-year-old history of being closed to immigrants. According to Hidenori Sakanaka, former director of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau and Executive Director of the Japan Immigration Policy Institute, the nation needs to make big changes to its immigration policy, “Japan needs to accept at least 10 million immigrants during the next 50 years,” Sakanaka,...

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Will Japan Become a Nation of Immigrants?

Japan has a thousand-year-old history of being closed to immigrants. According to Hidenori Sakanaka, former director of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau and Executive Director of the Japan Immigration Policy Institute, the nation needs to make big changes to its immigration policy, “Japan needs to accept at least 10 million immigrants during the next 50 years,” Sakanaka,...

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