Tag - discrimination



Director Tatsuya Mori (center) conducts a pre-shoot check for the movie "September 1923" at Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, in September 2022.
JAPAN / History
Sep 1, 2023
Efforts ongoing to document 1923 Kanto quake's Korean massacre
In the aftermath of the quake, many Korean residents were massacred over false rumors that they were causing riots or poisoning wells.
Gigi Chao, vice chair of Cheuk Nang Holdings, in Hong Kong on July 19
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2023
More LGBTQ rights could help Asian financial hubs draw global talent
In Japan, the only Group of Seven nation without legal protection for same-sex unions, corporations are seen as a key driver for change.
Protesters applaud during a demonstration called by feminist associations in support of Spain's midfielder Jenni Hermoso in Madrid on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 31, 2023
Spain must break 'pact of silence' over sexism, equality minister says
The minister said she hoped the backlash created by Spanish Football Association chief Luis Rubiales' kiss will serve as a point of inflection.
Esquel Enterprises Chairman Marjorie Yang has been named to the board of food delivery company Meituan, the most recent high-profile firm to name its first ever female director.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2023
More mainland China holdouts add women to their all-male boards
Major Chinese firms are appointing female directors, or setting targets for diversity, ahead of a deadline set by the Hong Kong stock exchange
U.S. President Joe Biden looks on as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting at the White House in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Society
Aug 29, 2023
Biden and Harris ask U.S. to fight racism after Florida shooting
A 21-year old white gunman shot and killed three Black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.
Ryan Christopher Palmeter, 21, is shown in a still image from a surveillance video, holding a rifle outside a Dollar Store in Jacksonville, Florida.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 28, 2023
Florida shooter killed Black shoppers with legally purchased guns
Authorities have described the shooting as racially motivated, saying the man had authored "several manifestos" detailing his hatred for Black people.
Ethnic Uyghurs protest against Chinese oppression at a rally in Istanbul in August 2022.
Aug 27, 2023
Xi urges Xinjiang officials to crack down on religious crimes
Over the past decade, China has tightened its grip on the Xinjiang region, which is home to millions of Muslim Uyghurs.
Demonstrators for racial justice gather on the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington on Saturday.
WORLD / Society
Aug 27, 2023
Sixty years after King's 'dream' speech, thousands gather in Washington
The original 1963 march where King spoke brought more than 250,000 people to the U.S. capital to push for an end to discrimination.
Residents embrace after a deadly shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, killed three.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 27, 2023
Florida gunman driven by racial 'hate' kills three
The deadly incident in Jacksonville is the latest in a series of racially motivated shooting sprees in the United States.
Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas (left) battles for the ball against English forward Lauren James during in the final of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney on Sunday. Spain won the match 1-0.
Aug 22, 2023
FIFA boss should read the pitch on women’s pay
More than 2 billion people are expected to have tuned in. About 2 million attended matches in person. Both records. The FIFA Women’s World Cup generated more than $570 million to break even.
Ariel Ling-chun Liu (left) and Masahiro Shibaguchi on Aug. 16 in Taipei, where they registered their marriage.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 22, 2023
Gay assemblyman calls for Japan to accept same-sex marriage
Japan remains the only Group of Seven nation that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
Spain players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Cup in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 22, 2023
Success of Women's World Cup can't hide financial gap with men
The 2023 World Cup buoyed hopes that the women's game can start to bridge the yawning financial gap.
Afghan women during a protest against Taliban restrictions on women's freedom in Kabul in 2021
Aug 14, 2023
Afghan women take protests online as Taliban crush dissent
Organizing through social media and messaging apps, women have posted pictures and videos of the protests, drawing attention to the worsening crisis.
Both Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Securities USA are currently before the courts regarding discrimination lawsuits from former employees.
Aug 9, 2023
Ex-Mizuho VP sues bank alleging bias against non-Japanese staff
According to the suit, much of the discrimination surfaced in response to a request for extended paternity leave.
Thousands of Afghan women run microenterprises from their homes.
WORLD / Society
Aug 15, 2023
Afghan women set up secret businesses to escape Taliban bans
The administration has banned women from most jobs, barred girls from secondary and higher education, and restricted their movement.
Shirley Higuchi, author of the nonfiction book "Setsuko's Secret," poses for a photo in Washington last month.
Aug 11, 2023
U.S. author hopes book about WWII internment camp spurs interest in history
The author's mother and her family were incarcerated in a U.S. camp after the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
A protester outside a meeting between then-Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Indigenous leaders in 2015. Discussions around a referendum on whether to recognize Indigenous people in the Australian constitution have been held for years, and the vote will be held soon.
Aug 9, 2023
Tough road ahead for Australia’s landmark Indigenous referendum
The campaign to recognize Indigenous people in Australia's constitution in an upcoming referendum may be losing steam, polls say.
Australia's Matildas have led the way in urging FIFA to provide equal compensation to men's and women's teams competing at World Cups.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Unions gain momentum as World Cup women push for pay parity
Though the disparity is still great, women's soccer players have won better deals that have changed the playing field in recent years.
Shinjiro Atae, a J-pop idol who came out publicly as gay during a recent fan event, with his stylist and makeup artist in the afternoon prior to his announcement, in Tokyo on July 25.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 3, 2023
In Japan, LGBTQ celebrities fuel impetus for change
Celebrities coming out as LGBTQ can have a big impact in Japan and fuel change. But such announcements are rarely made easily.
Commuters in Tokyo in March. Japanese women are paid on average around 67% the salaries of men, according to a report based on around 2,000 firms’ financial statements, compiled by advisory firm Willis Towers Watson and others this month.
Jul 29, 2023
Investors see need for more gender pay data in Japan
Some firms have disclosed pay gaps according to different job levels, but most are revealing the minimum amount of information necessary.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan