The Japanese government has decided to withdraw the bill, designed to toughen the current immigration legislation, amid criticism from the opposition, as well as public and international organizations, Report informs with reference to the Japanese public television.

The revision of the legislation was intended, in particular, to allow the authorities to forcibly deport those foreign citizens who were denied refugee status three times. Critics of the bill insisted on the inhumanity of such an approach and condemned the impending reform in the relevant UN commissions. Rallies were held several times in Japan demanding to abandon the toughening of the country’s immigration legislation, which, according to human rights activists, is quite severe.