Japan’s Revised Asylum Law Goes Into Effect

A new Japanese law will permit the government to deport asylum seekers who have applied for refugee status three or more times without providing supporting grounds for approval. This changes the previous system, which barred the government from deporting individuals with pending asylum applications, regardless of prior rejections.

Reasonable grounds may include conflict in the applicant’s home country.

Erickson Insights & Analysis

According to the government, there is a trend of foreign nationals who have lost their residency status applying for asylum to remain in Japan. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.