Refugee Detention in Tokyo on the Record with Dr. David Slater (Sophia)

In this episode, Dr. David Slater (Sophia) raises awareness of conditions for refugees detained inside the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, highlighting how officials' limited efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside are indicative of Japan's restrictive refugee policies more broadly.

Click here to read Dr. Slater's Japan Times article, "If the Virus Gets In, It Will Spread Like Wildfire."

If you would like to learn more about refugee support groups in Japan, click the links for more about the Sophia Refuge Support Group, the UN High Council on Refugees (UNHCR), the Japan Association for Refugees, Ushiku no Kai (Japanese only), and the Provisional Release Association in Japan.

2019