Immigration detention centers like prisons, U.K. inspectors say

Feb 6, 2015

Immigration detention centers like prisons, U.K. inspectors say

When British incarceration inspection expert Hindpal Singh Bhui last month paid his first visit to a Japanese immigration detention center, his overriding initial impression was that it looked like a prison. “The fact that if someone comes to visit detainees, the starting point is ...

Film festival gives a lesson on the world of night school

Feb 5, 2015

Film festival gives a lesson on the world of night school

The world of night school in Japan is so detached from mainstream society that many people are clueless as to the role it plays. “Yes, people often come to me and ask what it is,” says Ruri Sawai, a retired night school teacher. “It’s ...