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Japan immigration

Sri Lankan's death fuels debate on long detentions in Japan

'Three strikes' immigration bill makes deportation easier, critics say

Protesters stage a sit-in in front of the Diet building in Tokyo to oppose the controversial immigration bill.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's controversial immigration bill designed to reform the deportation process has faced staunch opposition in parliament, with the recent death of a Sri Lankan woman in custody raising questions about the nation's lengthy detentions of foreigners.

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