A RECORD number of migrants applied for asylum in Japan last year – but the country accepted just 27 people.
Fewer than one per cent of the 7,586 would-be refugees were allowed entry – and many of them could have been waiting for years.
Most of them came from Nepal, followed by Indonesia and Turkey, according to official data.
Authorities approved six Afghans, three Syrians, three Ethiopians and three Sri Lankans last year.
Japan, which has a population of 127 million, has one of the world’s strictest refugee systems and accepted just 11 people out of 5,000 applicants in 2014.
Meanwhile EU countries let in about 185,000 asylum seekers in the same period.
The Japan Association for Refugees said: “We hope that (Japan) will hold discussions with UNHCR and NGOs and swiftly consider measures to certify refugees in line with international standards.”
In October last year the country pledged to give millions more than Saudi Arabia to help refugees from Syria – even though they are 5,000 miles away.
Japan tripled their aid efforts to nearly £1 billion to combat the migrant crisis, dwarfing Saudi Arabia’s contribution.
They claim to have given just over £450million while the UK has contributed £918million.
OBVIOUSLY THE TROUBLES IN EUROPE ARE SOMETHING THE WISE JAPANESE CARE NOT TO EXPERIENCE!
- More than 800,000 refugees RETURNING to Syria as Putin OBLITERATES Islamic State
- Foreigners to face charges for using British A&Es (…but asylum seekers will be exempt)
- Number of child asylum seekers entering Britain at SEVEN YEAR high, figures show
- Paris knifeman who stormed police station holding ISIS flag ‘was an ASYLUM SEEKER’
- David Cameron rallies AGAINST controversial EU plans to open Britain to more refugees
- Now Germany admits it DOESN’T KNOW where more than 600k registered asylum seekers are
source : Daily Express