Reds mull legal options over tweets

Jun 14, 2016

Reds mull legal options over tweets

The Urawa Reds may consider legal action against the person who taunted Kashima Antlers Brazilian midfielder Caio with racist tweets, the J. League first-division club announced on its website Monday. The tweets were made after Antlers defeated Reds 2-0 on Saturday. Urawa said that ...

Lin criticizes Asian joke at Oscars

Mar 2, 2016

Lin criticizes Asian joke at Oscars

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night’s Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed. “I just feel like sometimes the way people perceive Asians or Asian-Americans today can be disappointing ...

Jan 21, 2016

Japan's NHK cleared in Taiwan 'human zoo' defamation case

Broadcaster NHK did not defame a Taiwanese woman by using the term “human zoo” to refer to a century-old event involving her father, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court overturned a lower bench’s finding that had ordered the publicly-funded broadcaster to pay ¥1 ...

Dec 1, 2015

Saitama school apologizes over student's racist tweets

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A private high school in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture, has apologized for racist tweets targeting Gamba Osaka’s black Brazilian striker Patric posted by a male student over the weekend. Urawagakuin High School, in a statement posted on its website Monday night, said it felt responsible ...

Urawa supporter tweets racial abuse against Gamba striker Patric

Nov 29, 2015

Urawa supporter tweets racial abuse against Gamba striker Patric

A Twitter user who directed racially abusive messages Saturday at Gamba Osaka’s black Brazilian striker Patric claims to be a supporter of Urawa Reds, according to the poster’s profile on the social networking service. The messages were posted following Gamba’s 3-1 away win in ...

Oct 23, 2015

Sweden school attack had racist motive, police say

The attacker who stabbed two people to death at a school in Sweden before being shot and killed by police had a racist motive, police said Friday. Police labeled the stabbing in the industrial town of Trollhattan a so-called hate crime based on discoveries ...