Government to conduct first survey on hate speech in Japan

Oct 31, 2016

Government to conduct first survey on hate speech in Japan

The Justice Ministry will conduct its first-ever survey on hate speech against non-Japanese with a view to improving human rights. The survey will cover 18,500 foreign residents randomly selected in 37 cities and wards in 16 prefectures, including Minato Ward, Tokyo; Ota, Gunma Prefecture; ...

May 11, 2016

Japan to enact bill to counter hate speech

The Diet is set to enact a bill aimed at countering hate speech during the current session that ends June 1. Executives of the Upper House Judicial Affairs Committee agreed Wednesday to take a vote on the legislation Thursday. The bill is expected to ...

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Apr 21, 2015

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her 1-year-old daughter in her arms, Agnes Salanje from Malawi said she ...

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 ...

Jul 23, 2014

Germany, France, Italy slam anti-Semitic protests

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitic slurs and violence at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Europe and pledged to take firm action. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement in Brussels warning ...