Jul 8, 2016

Inmates on hunger strike at Osaka immigration detention center

Fourteen inmates in an Osaka immigration detention center are on hunger strike over what they call “inhumane conditions” including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country’s detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the center on Monday over the rejection ...

Jun 23, 2016

Japan's porn industry apologizes over coercion claims

Japan’s multibillion-dollar pornographic industry has issued a formal apology and promised change in response to allegations that women have been forced to perform sex acts on film against their will. The move comes after the arrest this month of three talent scouts accused of ...

May 16, 2016

Malaysia activist outraged at being barred from leaving country

Malaysia’s government faced fresh allegations of trampling on rights Monday after the leader of a massive demonstration last year calling for the premier’s ouster over a graft scandal said she was prevented from going abroad to accept an award. Maria Chin Abdullah, who heads ...