Minister of Justice Uekawa explained that the player who had come to Japan as a representative of Myanmar for soccer has refused to return to Japan and has indicated his intention to apply for refugee status in Japan, and that he is taking special measures for Myanmar people. In addition, he expressed his intention to respond appropriately based on his intentions.

Goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung, who had come to Japan as a representative of Myanmar in the second qualifying round of the Soccer World Cup Asia, has indicated his intention to refuse to return to Japan and leave the team to apply for refugee status in Japan on the 16th. ..



Regarding this, Minister of Justice Kamikawa said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, "We will refrain from answering about the procedures for immigration and refugee status of individuals, but the current situation in Myanmar is still unclear and those who are worried about returning to Japan. Is not a little, "he said.



The Immigration Bureau of Japan will prioritize the refugee application procedure for Myanmar citizens, grant them a status of residence even if they are not recognized as refugees, and those who wish to stay for 6 months or 1 year. He explained that he has taken special measures such as allowing him to stay and allowing him to work.



On that basis, Minister Uekawa said, "When a refugee application is made, the content is examined for each applicant and the person who should be certified is certified." Showed the corresponding idea.

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