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Supreme Court Judgement on the Abubakar Awudu Suraj Case

2017年2月7日 火曜日

On 9th November 2016 the Supreme Court announced its judgement on the lawsuit brought by the family of Abubakar Awudu Suraj who died during being forcibly deported from Japan. The result was that the case was ruled against the plaintiff (Suraj’s wife and family). Although in the Tokyo district court it had been found that the immigration office was guilty of criminal offence in their handling of Suraj, this was overturned in the high court and the appeal to the supreme court was rejected.

We have worked hard together with Suraj’s wife, lawyers and supporters to gain recognition of the immigration bureau’s offence, but as the government were able to submit many reports from government supporting experts, the result took this most disappointing turn of events.

We welcome you to read a message from Suraj’s wife and a report from the representing lawyers which has been published on the APFS blog.

The result of the hearing survey of the undocumented Filipinos deported by use of a chartered flight on July 6, 2013 (Flash report)

2013年8月23日 金曜日

75 Filipinos have been forcefully deported to the Philippines on 6th July, 2013.
APFS held the research from 25th to 28th July in the Philippines.
You can see the flash report from the link below.

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The result of the hearing survey of the undocumented Filipinos deported by use of a chartered flight on July 6, 2013 (Flash report)

*We made the Flash report for delivering information as much as early.
Please see the completed research report (coming soon), too.

Multilingual Information Regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake

2011年3月31日 木曜日

【Earthquake】Link Collection Upgrade!

Additional information regarding the earthquake & the nuclear plant follows.

【Leaving Japan】
Humanitarian return assistance (International Organization for Migration)
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Tagalog, Thai, easy Japanese, Japanese

【Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant】
Multilingual lecture on radioactivity (Support 21 Social Welfare Foundation)
English, Burmese, Persian, French, Japanese, others

The following is a link collection that might be useful for our foreign members residing in the metropolitan and Kanto area.

■Overall Information
Multilingual information for disaster victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
More than 15 languages

Multi lingual disaster information including minority languages (Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University)
More than 20 languages

Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake multi-language support center (NPO National Managerial Council for Multicultural Information & Assistance)
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Easy Japanese, Japanese

■Immigration Control
Information by the Immigration Bureau (Ministry of Justice)
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese

■Planned Power Outage
Planned blackout information (Tokyo Electric Power Company)
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Blackout area search system (User Local Inc.)

Rotating blackout information (Yahoo! JAPAN)
English, Chinese, Korean

■Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Information on the Fukushima Nuclear Plant (Tokyo Electric Power Company)
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

About the nuclear accident (International Atomic Energy Agency)

Information by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency)
English, Japanese

Information on radiation exposure (National Institute of Radiological Sciences)
English, Chinese, Japanese

Countrywide radiation monitoring data (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
English, Chinese, Korean

Nuclear plant information (Yahoo! JAPAN)
English, Chinese, Korean

■Voice Information
Multilingual radio news (NHK)
More than 15 languages

Multicultural & multilingual community broadcast (FMYY)
Several languages

■Telephone Services
Multilingual hot line for foreign victims of the Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake (NPO National Managerial Council for Multicultural Information & Assistance)
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

Free emergency disaster translation service (BRICKs Corporation Inc.)
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

■Portal Sites
Disaster information link collection of the Cabinet Office (Office for the Coordination of Policies on Foreign Residents)
English, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese

Information collection by field (International Organization for Migration)
English, Portuguese, Hiragana Japanese, Roman Alphabet Japanese, Japanese

Practical information collection (Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan)
Various languages

General disaster information site (Google)
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese (partially Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese too)

【Earthquake】To our foreign members How does APFS correspond to east Japan big earthquake

2011年3月15日 火曜日

We A.P.F.S. express our heartfelt sympathy to victims of east Japan big earthquake.

A.P.F.S. has confirmed the safety of foreign members. Fortunately all of them are safe.

Regarding planned electric power outage (Keikaku teiden) and traffic, it is quite difficult to access the information for foreign residents. A.P.F.S. basically operates as usual (Monday-Friday 18:00). If you have any problems regarding earthquake, please contact to 03-3964-8739 (A.P.F.S. office).

In addition, we have prepared some food for disaster even though amount is a little. If you need the food, please come to office with the appointment in advance.

Many people widespread information after the earthquake. Some chain mail existed. Please confirm information whether true or not. Let’s overcome the difficulties together!

Nonprofit Organization A.P.F.S.
Representative KATO Jotaro

Contributed article “Immigration and Nativism in America”

2010年9月6日 月曜日

A full text of “Immigration and Nativism in America” by Jeff Kingston, Temple University Japan (a summary is inserted in the newsletter “This Land Is-“ Vol. 27) can be seen in the APFS web site. Please click Immigration and Nativism in America.

Immigration and Nativism in America(English)