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Sonoko Kawakami
AI Japan
Assemble on July 2 (Thu), 12:00 – 13:00
Discussion is not enough!
We won’t accept the reforms to the Immigration Law or the Basic Resident
Registration Law!


Date/time: July 2 (Thu) 12:00 – 13:00
Place: Upper House Diet members office building
(A gate pass will be provided at the entrance.)
Organizer: NGO Executive Committee to say NO to the new residency
(zairyu) card system
Programme: – Comments by asylum seekers, foreign nationals
– Comments from diet members, etc.

On June 19, three reform bills — the Basic Resident Registration Law,
the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and the Special Law
on Immigration Control — were passed in the Lower House of the Diet,
with alterations.

These reform bills are supposed to improve convenience for foreign
nationals who reside in Japan legally. In fact, they diminish
foreigners’ rights and impose stricter controls on them, for example by
increasing the fine for failing to notify officials of any changes to
personal details. Also, once these reform bills are passed in the Upper
House and become law, it would connect governmental systems, immigration
control, and municipal systems for residents registration. Thus it would
undermine municipal autonomy. Moreover, as the new Basic Resident
Registraion Law will not register undocumented people and asylum
seekers, they will become “invisible”.

Despite the serious impact these reform bills will have on foreign
nationals , they have not been fully discussed. The Diet has never asked
for the opinions of foreign nationals. We consider that is a big
problem. Almost no official information has been provided to foreign
nationals even now.

We will hold the 6th assembly in the Diet Member Building in order to
listen to views of foreign nationals who have not yet been consulted.

* For details of the reform bills

Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan (SMJ)
Amnesty International Japan

Sonoko Kawakami
Campaign Coordinator
Amnesty International Japan
2-2-4F Kanda-NIshiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-0054 JAPAN
TEL:+81-3-3518-6777 FAX:+81-3-3518-6778

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