print PRINT

POLITICS

Applicants for refugee status in 2014

  • 2015-02-09 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
  • Translation

(Yomiuri: February 8, 2015 – p. 3)

 

 Following are the major reasons foreigners [in Japan through the technical intern training program] filed applications for refugee status in 2014, their nationalities, and numbers:

 

Country

Reason

Number of applicants

 

(tentative)

Nepal

They are asked in a threatening manner to make donations to the subordinate organization of a political party.

1,293

Turkey

 

 

Vietnam

As they came to Japan after borrowing a large amount of money from loan sharks, they fear they would be killed if they turn home [without saving money to pay back the loans].

846

 

 

294

Sri Lanka

 

 

Bangladesh

Since they fought with supporters of the opposing political party in an election, they fear they will be attacked by the opposing political party if they return home.

485

 

 

283

Myanmar

As they joined the anti-military government group in Japan, they fear they would be oppressed if they return home.

434

  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan