Tokyo's 'fayrest that ever was'

Dec 11, 2013

Tokyo's 'fayrest that ever was'

by Stuart Varnam-Atkin

Scene 1: Late evening, Sept. 23, 1990, at the tiny Greek amphitheater, Shin-Okubo, Tokyo ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more … ” Dozens of actors, actresses, staff, and hangers-on are sitting on the steps, drinks in hand, watching a distinguished British ...

Oct 9, 2013

Penalizing hate speech

In the first ruling of its kind, the Kyoto District Court orders an anti-Korean group to pay ¥12 million to a pro-Pyongyang school as compensation for the group's anti-Korean protests.

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 ...

Tokyo's Koreatown emerged from the flow of bilateral ties

| May 28, 2013

Tokyo's Koreatown emerged from the flow of bilateral ties

by Jun Hongo

Diplomatic friction between Tokyo and Seoul over territorial and historical disputes is making headlines once again, and Tokyo’s right-wing protesters know just where to go to get in the face of its Korean residents: Koreatown in Shinjuku Ward’s Shin-Okubo district. Following are some questions ...