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Entry Procedures <Grounds for denial of landing (Article 5 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)>

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Entry Procedures <Grounds for denial of landing (Article 5 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)>

International law establishes the fundamental rule that a nation has the authority to prohibit entry by a foreigner when it deems said entry to be unbeneficial, as well as the authority to permit entry when it deems appropriate. Each country denies entry/landing of foreigners deemed likely to be harmful to the country’s public health, public order, domestic security, etc.

Landing is denied to foreigners for whom permitting landing would be unfavorable for Japan. Specifically, entry/landing is denied to the following types of foreigners:

  1. Those for whom permitting landing would be unfavorable from a standpoint of health/hygiene.
  2. Those for whom permitting landing would be unfavorable due to their strong antisocial nature.
  3. Those for whom permitting landing would be unfavorable because of past experience being deported from Japan, etc.
  4. Those for whom permitting landing would be unfavorable because they pose a threat to the interests or security of Japan.
  5. Those for whom landing cannot be permitted due to reasons of reciprocity.