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Infographic: Trends in granting of refugee status, 2017 – 2021

  • July 1, 2022
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
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Japan continues to rarely grant refugee status

Year

No. of people who applied for refugee status

No. of people granted refugee status

Percentage granted refugee status

2017

19,629

20

0.1%

2018

10,493

42

0.4

2019

10,375

44

0.4

2020

3,936

47

1.2

2021

2,413

74

3.1

Source: Based on Ministry of Justice statistics

Note: Application numbers are low for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

 

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