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Ukraine war

Ukraine war tests Japan's refugee policy that admits just 1%

Bill to expand asylum eligibility scrapped under criticism

Refugees from Ukraine at Berlin's central station on March 8. Over 2 million have fled the country since Russia's invasion, according to UNHCR.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As millions flee Russian bombing in Ukraine, Japan has pledged to take in some of them to help ease the brewing humanitarian crisis, a test for the country's refugee policy that admits just 1% of asylum-seekers. 

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