Japan’s Intensifying Refugee Debate

East Asia Forum

In Japan, the death of a Sri Lankan migrant highlighted the importance of thorough discussion on the provision of impartial treatment to detainees and asylum seekers.


The Migrant Fishermen Union on the Frontlines Against Covid-19 and Bosses

Syrena Lin

The Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union has pointed out the increased vulnerabilities that their workers face under Covid-19. But this is just their latest campaign since their establishment in 2013.


‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Railways Administration has banned visitors from sitting in Taipei Main Station's hall since February, an activity popular among migrant workers. It said on Monday that the ban could be permanent.


How Can the UK Promote ‘Safe Migration’ for the Vietnamese Community?

The Conversation

The U.K. has such a big appeal for the Vietnamese that many are willing to risk their lives on a perilous journey. But has the U.K. done anything to resolve the migrant problem?


Stranded Vietnamese Waiting for Answers After Kinmen Bridge Contract Canned

Edward White

'People are still stranded': Vietnamese men brought to Kinmen to construct a major bridge project remain in crowded living quarters on the island and waiting for new jobs in Taiwan. Several of them are victims of human trafficking schemes, and are accruing interest on illegal debts owed to brokers.

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