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DISCRIMINATION

JAPAN
Aug 29, 2014
First nationwide survey on Ainu discrimination to be carried out
The government plans to conduct its first full-fledged survey to grasp the reality of discrimination of the indigenous Ainu people in Japan, officials said Thursday.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 27, 2014
The difference between good and bad equality
The 'old' theory about inequality was that redistribution via the tax system weakened incentives and undermined economic growth. But the relationship between inequality and growth is far more complex and multi-dimensional than this simple trade-off suggests.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Aug 25, 2014
Use them or lose them: There's more at stake than language in reviving Ryukyuan tongues
With the last speakers of the Ryukyuan languages dying out, an identity is vanishing too.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 25, 2014
Trayvon Martin parents join Missouri rally for slain teenager Michael Brown
Hundreds of people gathered in a St. Louis park on Sunday for a rally against police violence that is expected to bring together the family of Michael Brown, killed by an officer in Missouri this month, and the parents of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager shot dead in 2012.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2014
Ferguson's lone black councilman keeps low profile amid protests
In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for mayor.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Aug 20, 2014
A high price to pay for a little peace of mind
Sometimes it's hard to believe the American that emerged, naked and naive, from Narita International Airport back in 2004 and the person writing this column are one and the same. Life in Japan has made me, unmade me and remade me. I've unpacked and sorted through all sorts of koto (generally, things...
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 20, 2014
In riot-hit Ferguson, traffic fines boost tension and budget
When calm and order is finally restored to Ferguson, Missouri, the city's leaders may find little room to maneuver to resolve an issue that has long inflamed racial tensions: traffic tickets.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Aug 20, 2014
As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders
As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 20, 2014
Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says
Clashes between police and protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said in an interview Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 20, 2014
U.S. views on Missouri shooting vary starkly by race: poll
U.S. blacks are twice as likely as whites to view the fatal Missouri shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer through the lens of race, according to a nationwide poll released on Monday.
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2014
Sapporo assemblyman says indigenous Ainu 'no longer exist' as group
A Sapporo assemblyman draws fire for stating online that the indigenous Ainu 'no longer exist' and suggests that any who do are motivated by government handouts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 17, 2014
Islamic State executed 700 from Syrian tribe
The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 15, 2014
Race- and religion-based politics slows Asia's progress
How fitting it would be if, on his next return visit to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — on behalf of America's first African-American president — helped to push the region, including China, to move beyond the racial and ethnic stereotypes that are constraining economic growth.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Aug 13, 2014
Past victimhood blinds Japan to present-day racial discrimination
Until Japan gets over itself and accepts that racialization processes are intrinsic to every society, it will never resolve its constant and unwarranted exceptionalism.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 11, 2014
Defiant al-Maliki deploys special forces to key areas of Baghdad: police
Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 7, 2014
Kurds clash with Islamic State militants on outskirts of regional capital Irbil
Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil in northern Iraq on Wednesday in a change of tactics supported by the Iraqi central government to try to break the Islamists' momentum.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Aug 6, 2014
Think you've got rights as a foreigner in Japan? Well, it's complicated
If you imagine paying taxes in Japan entitles you to welfare, you may want to take a seat.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 27, 2014
Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner over cows: police
Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy that resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Q&A
Jul 25, 2014
A closer look at the Supreme Court's welfare benefits ruling
Opinions are divided over how the Supreme Court ruling last week declaring permanent foreign residents of Japan ineligible for welfare payments will affect the foreign communities in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 25, 2014
Ruling hinged on assistance law revamp: summary
The following is a rough translation of the text of Supreme Court's July 18 ruling that found permanent residents ineligible for welfare payments.

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