Starting over in Japan: Strict laws keep refugees at bay

While Japan is one of the biggest donors to global refugee assistance programmes, it has been criticised for accepting a limited number of refugees.

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    While Japan is one of the biggest donors to global refugee assistance programmes, it has been criticised for accepting a limited number of refugees.

    Out of thousands of applications last year, only 26 people were taken in by the world's third largest economy.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Tokyo.


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