Jan 21, 2016

Japan's NHK cleared in Taiwan 'human zoo' defamation case

Broadcaster NHK did not defame a Taiwanese woman by using the term “human zoo” to refer to a century-old event involving her father, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court overturned a lower bench’s finding that had ordered the publicly-funded broadcaster to pay ¥1 ...

Dec 1, 2015

Saitama school apologizes over student's racist tweets

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A private high school in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture, has apologized for racist tweets targeting Gamba Osaka’s black Brazilian striker Patric posted by a male student over the weekend. Urawagakuin High School, in a statement posted on its website Monday night, said it felt responsible ...

Urawa supporter tweets racial abuse against Gamba striker Patric

Nov 29, 2015

Urawa supporter tweets racial abuse against Gamba striker Patric

A Twitter user who directed racially abusive messages Saturday at Gamba Osaka’s black Brazilian striker Patric claims to be a supporter of Urawa Reds, according to the poster’s profile on the social networking service. The messages were posted following Gamba’s 3-1 away win in ...

Oct 23, 2015

Sweden school attack had racist motive, police say

The attacker who stabbed two people to death at a school in Sweden before being shot and killed by police had a racist motive, police said Friday. Police labeled the stabbing in the industrial town of Trollhattan a so-called hate crime based on discoveries ...

Sep 12, 2015

Oops! U.S. drops spy case against Chinese-American professor at Temple

Federal prosecutors sought to dismiss charges Friday against a Temple University physics professor who was accused of scheming to provide secret U.S. technology to China, after being confronted with statements from physicists stating that investigators had misunderstood the technology in question. The U.S. attorney’s ...