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2021/01/19 | East Asia Forum

Rethinking Japan’s Refugee and Asylum Policy

Japan is unlikely to expand its refugee intake in the near future despite international criticism.

2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.

2020/08/27 | Catherine Chou

Don’t Blame Jeremy Lin. The Problem Is Taiwan’s ROC Nationality Laws.

If Taiwan does not want to be seen simply as a “Chinese democracy,” giving a permanent stake in society to those who migrated from other parts of the world is an important step towards shedding that label.

2018/10/14 | Global Voices

Japanese TV Show Slammed for Exploiting Migrant Deportations as Entertainment

The reality show, officially promoted by Japan's Immigration Bureau, is being labeled an 'international embarrassment.'

2018/06/30 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan's New Southbound Push Risks Duterte Drug War Complicity

A Filipino fugitive awaits deportation in Taipei on drug charges, illustrating how the Tsai administration's New Southbound Policy’s fails to consider human rights.

2017/11/01 | Toshihiro Menju

Immigration Can Solve Japan's Population Problem

For the sake of a brighter future, Japan must start a national debate on accepting immigrants and the government should adopt more proactive approaches.

2017/09/20 | Khin Zaw Win

Myanmar Must Accept Responsibility for Rohingya alongside Openness to Diversity

With no end in sight to the plight of the Rohyinga Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and an underwhelming response from de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the clock is ticking for Myanmar to accept historical responsibility and open its arms to multiculturalism.

2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media

Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?

Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.

2017/08/30 | Ma Te

Orthodox Churches, Unorthodox Histories in China’s Far Northeast

In icy Harbin, a smattering of crumbling onion domes unmasks the city’s past life as a melting pot of European, Russian and Chinese culture.

2017/08/24 | Nuala Gathercole Lam

Titanic’s Chinese Survivors Resurface

Six Chinese passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic. All were deported upon arrival in New York.

2017/06/12 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: There are More Foreign Women than Men in Taiwan

Taiwan has more foreign women than men, but this is not equal among the nations.

2017/06/04 | Guy Aitchison

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Ethics and Politics of Immigration'

Alex Sager brings together contributors to examine debates within political philosophy and theory regarding the laws, policies, and practices governing immigration.

2017/05/19 | Shannon Lin

Blending In or Standing Out: Immigration and the ‘Cultural Quality’ Problem in Taiwan

Are the dazzling traditional gowns and tours in native languages just a weak attempt to distract Taiwan’s newest arrivals from institutionalized discrimination?

2017/03/18 | Alex Sager

BOOK REVIEW: 'Theory of the Border'

In 'Theory of the Border,' Thomas Nail looks at the constitutive role played by different types of border regimes – fences, walls, cells and checkpoints – in constructing societies across history as part of his broader ‘kinopolitics’ centred on movement, with focus on the Mexico-US border.