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

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A RECORD number of migrants applied for asylum in Japan last year – but the country accepted just 27 people.

Japan-refugee-crisis-asylum-seekers-637465Japan accepted just 11 refugees out of 5,000 applicants in 2014

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.

Japan refugee protestsJapan has faced protests over its policy on refugees

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…

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