News

Japan to Tighten Immigration Checks

Japan's justice minister says the country will tighten background checks before granting residency status to foreigners of Japanese descent.

Justice Minister Seiken Sugiura told reporters in Tokyo Friday that the new security measures will apply to those who enter Japan with a special visa reserved for spouses and descendants of Japanese citizens.

He said Japan will begin asking potential immigrants for more documentation to verify their Japanese ancestry and proof they do not have criminal records.

Mr. Sugiura announced the changes after police said a Peruvian suspected of killing a seven-year-old girl in Hiroshima was found to be using a false name and passport.

Police say Jose Manuel Torres Yake confessed to using a fake name and a false date of birth to buy a forged passport.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Feature Story

Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense More

Special Reports