Japan’s immigration agency signed an settlement on Wednesday with the U.N. refugee agency to make improvements to the transparency of refugee recognition processes.
The offer in between the Immigration Solutions Company of Japan and the Office of the U.N. Substantial Commissioner for Refugees arrives in response to Japan’s notoriously low refugee recognition fee and amid criticism around the alleged inappropriate cure of a Sri Lankan woman who died although being held at an immigration facility months ago.
Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa (C, R) and U.N. Large Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (C, L) take part in a signing ceremony for the two sides’ memorandum of cooperation on July 21, 2021, in Tokyo. (Kyodo)
In a bid for a much better refugee recognition procedure, the company is at this time operating on clarifying the grounds for granting refugee position to asylum seekers, as it listens to viewpoints from the UNHCR and beefs up its cooperation with the U.N. company.
According to Japan’s immigration agency, 3,936 programs for refugee standing have been processed in 2020, of which 47, or around 1 per cent, were accepted.
With “curiosity in Japan’s refugee method expanding recently,” Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa mentioned at the signing ceremony for the memorandum of cooperation that further more cooperation concerning the company and the U.N. overall body will be “useful” to put into action the procedure appropriately.
U.N. Superior Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the settlement is significant as it will boost and expedite the recognition method for people today who utilize for refugee position in Japan.