JAR supports refugees in Japan to achieve a normal life
by providing comprehensive assistance for refugees.
Our mission is to give refugees who have come to Japan the support they need to overcome their difficult situation by their own strength and live with hope for a better future, and to improve the legal system and social environment of refugees in Japan; to proactively encourage understanding and empathy toward refugees.
As an organization of refugee protection experts, JAR provides assistance for individual refugees, from the critical stage immediately following their arrival, until they can lead a self-supporting life. Our mission is to ensure that all refugees who flee to Japan seeking help will be accommodated and settle down in the new land with hope.
Legal supportAiming for recognition of refugee status
JAR provides multilingual information on refugee application procedures and, working together with lawyers as needed, provides assistance such as advising on preparing documents and collecting evidentiary material.
Social SupportSecuring medical care, clothing, food, and housing
JAR provides personal counselling and various support services relating to medical care, food, clothing and housing, without which refugees cannot survive in Japan. These efforts include negotiations with medical institutions and local governments, securing shelters, etc.
Integration Support Cultivating new lives
JAR assists refugees attain economic independence through providing help with finding employment or starting a business. JAR is also reaching out to local authorities, hospitals and other local stakeholders to strengthen partnerships, and help refugees build connections with the local community and build relationships to live side by side.
In addition to the direct support services mentioned above, JAR advocates policies to the government and members of the Diet, aiming at the establishment of a system where refugees are appropriately protected and accepted. JAR also conducts awareness-raising activities to promote understanding and empathy towards the realization of a society that encourages coexistence with refugees.
We offer the latest annual report in English.