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Ten Afghan evacuees connected with JICA arrive in Japan safely  

  • September 14, 2021
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All national papers wrote that two Afghan employees at JICA in Kabul and their eight dependents arrived in Tokyo over the weekend, noting that they were granted short-term visas for up to 90 days. The GOJ will consider granting them “refugee” status or arranging for them to depart for a third country based on their wishes.   

 

Asahi added that representatives of international and Japanese NGOs involved in aid operations in Afghanistan met with a senior MOFA official on Monday and pressed for additional GOJ efforts to bring more of Japan’s approximately 500 Afghan allies to Japan.  

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