Maybe “annoyed” is too mild a word.
This story is not new to us. Japan is one of the few modern countries in the world actively working to keep Japan for the Japanese and the UNHCR and the international humanitarian industrial complex are riled up over it (again!), even as Japan is one of the most generous countries offering humanitarian relief to legitimate refugees housed in camps in the Middle East and Africa.
They are saving Japan for the Japanese people! So what is wrong with that?
Most asylum-seekers reaching Japan are clearly economic migrants and are not trying to escape persecution.
From Japan Today(hat tip: sodiumpen):
Japan accepted 11 asylum seekers out of a record 5,000 applications in 2014, Ministry of Justice data showed, drawing criticism from advocates and lawyers that the country is not doing enough to provide protection to refugees.
The number of asylum…
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