During the past week, an Indian asylum seeker committed suicide.
More than 40 asylum seekers in custody at the East Japan Immigration Center in Ushiku city began a hunger strike to protest the inadequate conditions, services and length of detention in the country's immigrant camps after an Indian asylum seeker committed suicide last week, Kyodo reported. .
At the center where 335 people were held, it was stated that asylum-seekers were allowed to eat food since the market day and that they only accepted to drink water and tea.
Last week, an Indian at the age of 30 found himself hanging himself in towels.
Foreign nationals who are deported in Japan can be detained in immigration centers in Japan.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture has criticized the length of time immigrants have been detained in Japan, and explained that this should be limited.
In the immigrant center where the hunger strike continued, one Vietnamese died last year and a Cameroonian immigrant lost his life in 2014.