Diet passes Japan's first law to curb hate speech

May 24, 2016

Diet passes Japan's first law to curb hate speech

Japan’s first anti-hate speech law passed the Diet on Tuesday, marking a step forward in the nation’s long-stalled efforts to curb racial discrimination. But the legislation has been dogged by skepticism, with critics slamming it as philosophical at best and toothless window dressing at ...

Japan's foreign workers policy riddled with contradictions, says lawmaker

May 12, 2016

Japan's foreign workers policy riddled with contradictions, says lawmaker

As the government tells it, Japan doesn’t accept unskilled foreign labor. Except it does. For example, a state-sponsored technical internship program brings in a slew of foreign “trainees” every year, ostensibly to provide instruction in advanced industrial methods. But in reality, the trainees provide ...