- 23 Jan 2007
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It is more difficult for people from richer countries to understand the visa situation of foreigners from the poorer countries. For americans or europeans visa denial would be unlikely and even if they dont get visa, they can easily go back and have a happy life.
But for Iranians or Philippinos, it is a matter of life and death. The lady wasnt lazy about not getting a visa. She knew she would be rejected.
The lady here wanted to live a happy life with her child in Japan. What could she do back home in the Philippines? She may just become homeless along with her little daughter.
Of course, anyone is free to say that she should not have broken the law, and whether she lives in poverty or not is of no interest to the Japanese society.
But I think for me, the humanitarian importance of one family's happiness overcomes the need to follow legal rules in this case. She has a job, a daughter, and a happy life here. I think she should have had the opportunity to present her case. Japan is overly protective anyway. I would say the happiness of one family, without any detriment to the Japanese society, is worth breaking a visa law or three.
Are you familiar with the case? From the comments you made here you come across as if you know her, could you provide an update?
There is too much information missing here.
Like Mike wrote I too can have pity for her, but I am not in a position to show her mercy. Also I have a problem with people telling me they are living in so much poverty but can afford a round trip airline ticket from the Phillipines to Japan. That doesn't make too much sense there.