Japan will double their efforts towards the global refugee crisis by accepting 60 refugees starting in 2020 “strengthening its response to humanitarian needs”, government sources said Monday.
“We’ll increase our refugee intake from f*** all to next-to-nothing,” says Foreign Minister Taro Kono.
The total number of asylum seekers being accepted by Japan will dramatically improve from 30 to 60.
It’s a huge effort for a small nation of only 127,000,000 people.
Tokyo is expecting to receive a big pat on the back when they present the plan to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who is scheduled to visit Japan from Wednesday, the sources said.