Feb 26, 2015

Osaka eyes setting up body to assess hate speech

A municipal panel on Wednesday proposed to the city of Osaka that it set up a body to judge whether racist demonstrations held on the streets amount to hate speech, in a bid to crack down on discrimination. The panel also said the names ...

Dec 4, 2014

Security report names anti-Korean group Zaitokukai for first time

An annual security report issued by the National Police Agency on Wednesday describes the anti-Korean group Zaitokukai as “one of the rightist civic groups operating based on radical nationalistic and anti-foreigner assertions.” The report warned that the group, which is campaigning for the abolition ...

New justice minister against outlawing hate speech

Nov 6, 2014

New justice minister against outlawing hate speech

by Tomohiro Osaki

The newly appointed justice minister on Thursday gave clues as to her priorities in office, restating the ministry’s intention to clean up a discredited foreign trainees program but saying she is disinclined to outlaw hate speech. Asked about the death penalty, Yoko Kamikawa paused ...