IOM opened its office in Japan in 1981 in the context of Indochinese refugee resettlement. At that time, IOM Tokyo facilitated onward movements of US and Canada-bound Indochinese refugees on temporary protection status in Japan. Later on, the assistance expanded to family reunification for Indochinese refugees resettled in Japan, and which was completed in March 2006. Japan joined IOM membership in 1993. At present IOM has 155 Member States.
Dual Functions of IOM Tokyo
1) Donor liaison – Strengthen cooperation and partnership with Japan in support of vulnerable migrants, displaced persons and refugees worldwide
Upon request, IOM Tokyo provides expert advice on various migration policy initiatives and dialogue on migration issues led by the government, business community, academes and NGOs in Japan. This includes the annual international workshop on acceptance and integration of foreign nationals in Japan co-organized with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Internship Opportunities in IOM Japan
Currently, IOM Japan is not recruiting interns or volunteers.
When we have vacancies, the announcements will be carried on this page.