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Refugee Studies Journal Issue 2
The second Refugee Studies Journal was issued in December 2012, featuring articles on "Reflections on Refugee Protection". (Articles are in Japanese) Please see below for the Table of Contents.

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Refugee Studies Journal No.2
Table of Contents


Reflections on Refugee Protection

Articles
Sosuke Seki, "The Situation and Problems with the Refugee Recognition Procedure in Japan"Revisited
Yasufumi Moritani, A Reflection on the Progress of Refugee Social Work Research in Japan: A focus on Asylum Seekers

Lecture

Kohki Abe, Transforming National Borders for "les sans-parts": A Critical Reflection on the Refugee Determination Procedure

Reports
Daisuke Sugimoto, Achievements and Challenges in Refugee Litigation in Japan
Goro Koto, The Difficulties of the Asylum Seekers' Struggle to get out of Poverty
Lee Ho-Taeg, The Processes, Contents, and Remaining Gaps in the Korean Refugee Act
Brian Barbour, Protection in Practice: The Situation of Refugees in East Asia
*Original article(2013 revised version) is available in English. "Protection in Practice - The Situation of Refugees in East Asia.pdf"
Jane Freedman, Persecution and Protection: Gender and Asylum in the European Union


Case Law Situation in Japan, 2011/ Case Law Commentary Overseas/ Refugee Trend Analysis in Japan, 2011/ Refugee Trend Analysis Overseas, 2011/ Current issues of the Refugee Law (C-31) in Canada/ Literature Introduction: Japan/ Literature Introduction: Overseas/ Bibliographic List in Japan, 2011


Refugee Studies Journal Issue 1



The very first Refugee Studies Journal was issued in October 2011,
featuring articles on "Third-Country Resettlement". (Articles are in Japanese)
Please see below for the Table of Contents.

The Refugee Studies Journal is available for purchase on Amazon.co.jp.


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Table of Contents

Feature Articles: Third Country Resettlement

Theoretical Considerations over the Resettlement of Refugees Raised Through Japan's Acceptance of Indo-Chinese Refugees
Hiroshi Homma

Refugee Resettlement Revisited: Inter-Relationships Between Protection, Durable Solutions and Burden-Sharing
Koichi Koizumi

Has Japan Changed?: A Consideration of Japan's Resettlement Programme
Katsunori Koike

Report

Overview of Global Resettlement and Current Challenges
Yukiko Iriyama (UNHCR Headquarters, Senior Resettlement Officer)
*Original article is available in English
Overview of Global Resettlement and Current Challenges

Research Report on Burmese Refugees at Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand: Their Present Situation and Perceptions on Resettlement
Kanako Matsuoka

Refugee Resettlement Issues in Japan
Eri Ishikawa

Invited Articles

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons
Kei Hakata

Social Group Work Practice with Refugee Applicants who do not have their Own Ethnic Communities
Yasufumi Moritani

Case Law Situation in Japan, 2010/ Case Law Commentary Overseas / Refugee Trend Analysis in Japan, 2010 / Refugee Trend Analysis Overseas, 2010 / Literature Introduction: Japanese / Literature introduction: English / Bibliographic List in Japan 2009, 2010

Special Column

What Links Refugees and the Disaster-affected Areas: Messages from the Tohoku Earthquake to "Refugee Studies"
The Refugee Studies Forum Editorial Team




The Refugee Studies Forum was established in 2010, aiming to undertake interdisciplinary research that focuses upon domestic and international refugee situations and policies, the results of which will be shared among and utilized by various stakeholders to improve the lives and situations of refugees.


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