Asylum applications and refugees in Japan2,413 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Japan — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from persons with unknown origin, Afghanistan and from China. A total of 3,691 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 2% of them were answered positively. 98 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Myanmar and from China.
In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Japan and made their asylum application to other countries.
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Incoming asylum applications in Japan 2000 to 2021The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in JapanThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.
Asylum applications of refugees from JapanJapan is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 20 asylum applications received from citizens from Japan in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in the United States.
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