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DISCRIMINATION

JAPAN / Society
Jul 22, 2014
Counseling offered for Korean youths in Japan victimized by discrimination
A nongovernmental group will start a counseling service for young "zainichi" Koreans, the ethnic Korean permanent residents in Japan, in need of advice and support amid growing anti-Korean sentiment.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Jul 20, 2014
Limits on 'stop and frisk' open to interpretation by Japan's police and courts
The rules that apply to 'stop and frisk' questioning are set down in the Police Duties Execution Act of 1948, but since the clauses are ambiguous and contradictory, there have been a lot of arguments about the legal limits on this kind of behavior,
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 19, 2014
Welfare ruling stuns foreigners
The Supreme Court's landmark decision that permanent foreign residents of Japan are not entitled to welfare benefits will discourage municipalities from doling out such aid.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 18, 2014
As Scotland decides, not all Scots get a say
Ruth McPherson was born and educated in Scotland but left to work in London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 18, 2014
EU court adviser says extreme obesity can be disability at work
A European Union law barring job discrimination against the disabled may apply to extremely obese people, an adviser to Europe's top court said Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jul 16, 2014
Unpacking koto: retain, discard and repeat as necessary
Unpacking koto — the intangible baggage — in Japan has proven to be the challenge of a lifetime, replete with enough drama and trauma to keep me knee deep in 'think pieces' till I keel over.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 7, 2014
Tokyo: What should be done about sexist heckling in the capital's assembly?
Tokyo residents offer their views on the sexist jeering of lawmaker Ayaka Shiomura in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jul 2, 2014
Complexes continue to color Japan's ambivalent ties to the outside world
A sense of isolation gave rise to Japan's 'cult of uniqueness,' which still dominates Japan's self-image today, constantly vacillating between superiority and inferiority when dealing with foreigners.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jun 25, 2014
The naked American at Narita airport
Leaving Narita, stripped of your African accoutrement and any other identifiers that speak to your nationality and sensibilities, you advance through an array of unfamiliar sights and sounds, just as brown and naked as the day you were born.
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2014
Noda urges Abe to name more women to Cabinet
A ranking member of the Liberal Democratic Party expressed her hopes on Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will move to appoint more women if he opts to reshuffle his Cabinet this summer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 21, 2014
Ending Japan's sexism requires men to lean in, too
Ayaka Shiomura's tears show why Shinzo Abe's talk of empowering Japan's women is still more hot air than policy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jun 13, 2014
Deadly attacks continue against women in northern India
A woman was found hanged from a tree in India's state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday and another was allegedly raped in a police station, police said, the latest incidents in a wave of crimes against women reported in the country's most populous region over the past two weeks.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 9, 2014
Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front (FN), rebuked her father and former party head on Sunday for remarks reviving allegations of anti-Semitism after a major poll victory.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jun 4, 2014
Humanize the dry debate about immigration
Lost in the immigration narrative in Japan is the idea that when we import labor, we import people. With lives. And needs. And voices to be heard.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 25, 2014
'Fort Kill the Jews': Spanish village votes on fate of controversial name
At 4 p.m. Friday, it's eerily quiet in this tiny Spanish village. The blinds on the stone houses are drawn and there's not a person to be seen wandering the few streets that make up Castrillo Matajudios.
JAPAN
May 23, 2014
School axes policy of barring foreigners
The chairman of three private cooking schools in Saitama scraps his discriminatory policy of barring foreign students and apologizes for being 'immature and stubborn.'
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 19, 2014
Norwegian 'human zoo' puts nation's racist history on display
Displaying 80 people in a human zoo in Oslo's most elegant park, two artists hope their "Congo Village" project will help erase what they say is Norwegians' collective amnesia about racism.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 18, 2014
Women at top 'more likely to be fired'
The perception that high-achieving businesswomen are more vulnerable than their male counterparts to being abruptly fired — pushed off the "glass cliff" in the contemporary corporate vernacular — has been borne out by a new study from a global management consultancy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 18, 2014
Questions arise in wake of NYT, Le Monde editorial housecleaning
Last Tuesday morning, two brilliant female journalists commanded two of the world's greatest newspapers. By Wednesday evening, they were both history. Natalie Nougayrede, overthrown by a senior staff revolt, left the editor's chair at Le Monde. And Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times,...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
May 8, 2014
Glimpses of grim reality in a movement driven underground
"Come in and have a look."

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