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Record numbers of migrants apply for asylum in Japan – but they accept just 27 PEOPLE

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


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