Japan Shows the Way on Refugeeism by Michael Ferguson
The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has said to the UN General assembly that Japan must improve the living standards of its own people before considering to take in Syrian refugees – in 2016 Japan received 5,000 refugee applications, but accepted 11 people, which is probably about right: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/30/japan-says-it-must-look-after-its-own-before-allowing-syrian-refugees-in.
However, Japan will give US $ 1.6 billion to assist Syrians and Iraqis.
That seems to be a more sensible approach rather than the “feel good’ open border policy adopted in Germany.
Two migrants to Japan out of the first batch, have been accused of raping a Japanese woman: http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2016/02/22/tokyo-cops-arrest-turkish-asylum-seekers-in-gang-rape-of-woman/. This will no doubt harden Japan’s policy, which is a good thing for them.
A pity that the West did not have the same spirit of the Japanese. A report from Denmark has it that Danish women do not feel safe on the streets, and that, according to one local, when migrants “see a girl, they go nuts. They simply can’t handle it”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3397264/Denmark-latest-country-report-surge-women-groped-groups-migrants-locals-say-Syrians-nuts-girl.html.