November 18
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A plan concerning the immigration of tens of thousands of North Koreans in case of military events or crisis on the peninsula is being developed in Japan, Reuters reports.

The coast security of Japan will lead the boats from the North Korea to the according ports, where the police will identify people, determine whether they have a comnviction and will exclude those who may be considered as a threat. Nonetheless, the final destination to where those people will be sent is not identified.

Those who will be given the right to temporary enter, Japan will be sent to the centers of first aid, probably in the south part of Japan. The officials will later decide whether they can stay in Japan or not.

The representative of the immigration bureau of Ministry of Justice Junji Ito said that the Japanese government is concerning steps related to regulation of possible influx of people from North Korea, but refused to go into details. 

Japan has strict requirements concerning granting asylums. In the first half of the year only three people were granted a status of refugee out of 8,561 applicants.

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