Japan says it must look after its own before allowing in Syrian refugees

Japan must improve the living standards of its own people before it can consider accepting Syrian refugees, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe said, as he announced $1.6bn in new assistance for Syrians and Iraqis caught up in conflicts in the Middle East.

Abe’s consistent refusal to consider allowing even a modest number of refugees to relocate to Japan has prompted criticism of the country’s strict policy on asylum: last year, it received a record 5,000 applications but accepted just 11 people.

Good for Japan.

  • Dana Garcia

    Correct behavior. We elect national leaders to look out for us, not be global social workers.

    Anyway, gazillions of refugees are the result of Islam doing its normal thing, spreading allah by the sword.

    • Islamic theology is the problem in the Middle East.

      Importing millions of Muslims will not help the Middle East. It will only harm those countries foolish enough to bring in Muslims.

      The non-Muslim world needs to deal with the Islamic cult.

  • simus1

    Japanese are mostly very smart, racist, and polite.
    Apparently their elites don’t get the pressing need felt by their western peers to interpose an unstable foreign muslim demographic between themselves and their own native “peasants and workers”.

  • The Butterfly

    The Japanese are smarter than us.

    • Alain

      Or they have not thrown the concept of patriotism to the wind and continue putting their own citizens first. Of course another way of putting it is that they do not have traitors running their country.

  • k1962

    Wow, the Japanese have so much common sense. Too bad none of our leaders do (never mind the progressives who put pressure on them).

  • Achmed

    Racist, Islamophobe and xenophobe.

    Allah will laugh when Japan falls and crumbles.

    • moraywatson

      It baffles me though, that with allah being so “great” and all, that he has let Japan last this long.

      • k1962

        Or, look at the State of Muslim countries. I think Allah must hate Muslims.

    • Minicapt

      The Mohammedans will be nipped in the end.


  • moraywatson

    Sounds like Japan has hit on a winning tautology. You never improve the standard of living of your society by importing totalitarians. So Japan can be expected to NEVER import muslims.

  • Joseph_underscore

    This is how an intelligent leader of a country should be dealing with this “refugee crisis”.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Japan is awesome!
    Now get them back onto a war footing.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    A country that is giving the West a clear lesson .