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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Japan: 12,000 Filipino entertainers face deportation


Some 12,000 Filipino overseas performing artists (OPAs) overstaying in Japan are now facing stiff fines or even deportation when the Japanese government finally implements the newly amended Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act starting next week.
The US State Department report said entertainer visas are being abused and holders of such are forced into sexual exploitation, prostitution or forced labor.
There are about 250,000 overstaying aliens in Japan, immigration statistics show. Last year, about 130,000 foreigners entered the country on entertainer visas, with 60 percent of them, or 80,000. coming from the Philippines. Of this number, 12,000 are believed to be overstaying.

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