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Japan reportedly rejects Russian’s petition for asylum  

  • August 29, 2021
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Kyodo reported on Sunday from Vladivostok on a Russian media story claiming that in early September Russia will be given custody of the Russian man who swam from Kunashiri Island to Hokkaido on Aug. 19  since immigration authorities in Sapporo rejected his petition for political asylum on Aug. 27. The man will reportedly be repatriated on the grounds of “illegal entry.” The man will soon be handed over to the Russian Consulate General in Sapporo. 

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