Feb 28, 2014

U.S. human rights report cites anti-Korean hate speech in Japan

The U.S. State Department took up hate speech against Korean residents in Japan in its annual human rights report released Thursday, apparently reflecting Washington’s concern about the campaign against the ethnic minority in the country. Members of ultra right-wing groups “used racially pejorative” terms ...

Sep 28, 2013

Rally against hate speech

Last week's march in Shinjuku, a rebuke to recent anti-Korean rallies, reasserted Japan as a country whose values include tolerance and a general desire to eliminate discrimination.

Rallies dent business in Koreatown

Aug 4, 2013

Rallies dent business in Koreatown

by Daisuke Sato

Ultranationalist rallies targeted at residents and businesses in the capital’s Koreatown district have cast a dark shadow over the once-thriving area. Sales at a Korean restaurant in the area, just east of Shin-Okubo Station on the JR Yamanote Line, have already been halved, said ...

Jun 5, 2013

No place for hate speech

In demonstrations repeatedly held in Tokyo’s Shin-Okubo district, home to many Korean shops and restaurants, participants have shouted threatening words such as “Kill both good and bad Koreans,” “Koreans, get out,” and “Sink them in Tokyo Bay.” They ostensibly seek to stop what they ...