Oct 6, 2014

Curbing hate speech

Hate speech against Korean residents in Japan has become a big enough international issue for the United Nations to urge Tokyo to take steps to deal with the problem.

Sep 18, 2014

Public security chief admits posing with anti-Korean activist

National Public Safety Commission Chairwoman Eriko Yamatani, who doubles as state minister in charge of the abduction issue, has acknowledged posing for a photograph in 2009 with a former member of the anti-Korean Zaitokukai rightist group who is accused of engaging in hate speech ...

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 ...