Aug 21, 2014

Japan urged to regulate hate speech by law at U.N. meeting

Many members of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urged the Japanese government on Wednesday to devise legal measures against hate speech in the country. Tokyo faced renewed pressure over the matter after it received recommendations from the U.N. Human Rights ...

Aug 2, 2014

Getting tough on hate speech

Japan needs to respond to criticism of it by the U.N. Human Rights Committee for allowing instances of hate speech, directed mostly against Koreans, to proliferate in 2013.

Jul 16, 2014

Pro-Korean activists held in assault on right-winger

The leader and seven members of a group opposed to hate speech directed against Korean residents of Japan were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting an anti-Korean demonstrator last year. Police said Atsuhiro Soeda, 41, and seven others are suspected of obstructing the demonstrator, verbally ...

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 ...

MHI maintains wartime reparations issue settled

Dec 16, 2013

MHI maintains wartime reparations issue settled

The president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said the company will maintain its stance that wartime compensation issues related to Korean workers forcibly conscripted as laborers have already been settled. “We will continue to maintain our claim is right,” even if South Korea’s Supreme ...