Japan: open letter to the Minister of Justice of Japan

In this document Amnesty International expresses its deep concern regarding the prolonged detention of minors seeking asylum in Japan.

Urgent action in focus: August 2005: Japan: a long way to go

The second half of this document outlines some major failings in the Japanese refugee status determination procedures, and the beneficial effect of Amnesty International’s Urgent Actions. The first half of the document concerns the death penalty in Japan, and is not relavant to forced migration.

Japan: government endangers refugees’ families in Turkey

This document expresses concern regarding the Japanese practice of involving Turkish police in the status determination procedures of Turkish asylum seekers in Japan.

Japan: welcome to Japan?

This document states that foreign nationals entering Japan may be at risk of ill-treatment by immigration authorities during interrogations at Special Examination Rooms and by private security guards in detention facilities located at Japanese ports of entry, including Narita Airport.