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February 20, 2018

Japan took in 20 asylum seekers last year as nearly 20,000 applied


Source: St. Lucia Times

(Reuters) – The number of asylum seekers in Japan grew 80 percent to a record 19,628 in 2017 – but only 20 were accepted, the government said on Tuesday. Immigration is a controversial subject in Japan, where many pride themselves on cultural and ethnic homogeneity, even as the population ages…

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