South Korea refuses Syria migrants: "Judging by what we see in Europe, we prefer to protect our women"

South Korea and Japan have been reluctant to take in refugees from Syria.
The United States admitted more than 10,000 Syrian refugees on former President Barack Obama’s watch.
Since 1994, 1,144 Syrians have requested asylum in South Korea, but refugee status has been granted to only three, government figures show.
As of October 2016, Japan had taken in just six Syrian refugees. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in 2015 that the country needed to “look after its own.”
“Both Japan and South Korea are relatively wealthy societies that could afford to provide resettlement assistance to refugees,” said Phil Robertson, deputy director of