Irregular Foreigners’ Right to Health in Japan

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12108978_1065266116825949_7572381867275093488_nAsia Centre hosted Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University student Yasuyuki Kato on 19th October 2015. Kato presented his thesis; “Irregular Foreigners’ Right to Health in Japan: An Analysis from the Perspectives of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”.

12118729_1065266103492617_3215442545566282906_n12140656_1065266113492616_5681783030573671012_nKato’s research provided insight into some of the challenges that irregular migrants in Japan face when accessing healthcare services. The seminar also discussed the duties of the Japanese government with regards to the provision of adequate healthcare services as well as their differentiated obligations towards citizens and non-citizens.