Japan's masochistic approach to immigration

| Jun 13, 2015

Japan's masochistic approach to immigration

by Philip Brasor

The Asahi Shimbun’s online newsmagazine, Webronza, recently featured a conversation between former Asahi reporter Mieko Takenobu and sex-goods purveyor Minori Kitahara. They discussed the latter’s brief imprisonment after being busted for displaying “salacious material” at her store associated with the controversial “vagina artist” Rokudenashiko. ...

Visa overstayers launch campaign for 'legalization'

Aug 18, 2014

Visa overstayers launch campaign for 'legalization'

by Tomohiro Osaki

A group of visa overstayers launched a month-long campaign Monday in which they will ask 36 local assemblies in the Kanto region for special permission to remain in the country legally. Spearheaded by the Asian People’s Friendship Society, a nonprofit organization, the campaign includes ...