Aug 27, 2015

National lawyers' group joins opposition to security bills

Japan’s national bar association has thrown its weight behind the growing opposition to security bills that could pave the way for the Self-Defense Forces to engage in combat for the first time since World War II. Hundreds of demonstrators, including members of the 36,000-strong ...

Jul 26, 2015

Bar federation condemns China's detention of lawyers

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has condemned the recent detention of hundreds of human rights lawyers in China. In a statement Friday, the federation said it is “deeply concerned” by the reported mass detentions. The text was issued in the name of the ...