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DISCRIMINATION

JAPAN
Mar 14, 2014
Olympic credibility under threat in wake of soccer fans' xenophobic banner
The recent controversy over the 'Japanese only' banner put up by Urawa Reds soccer fans is yet further testimony to the nation's entrenched insensitivity to racism and threatens Tokyo's credibility as host of the 2020 Olympics, experts say.
Japan Times
SOCCER / SOCCER SCENE
Mar 14, 2014
Murai deserves praise for taking bold action against Urawa
The J. League has not always been known for taking clear, decisive action, but Thursday's announcement that Urawa Reds must play one home game behind closed doors as punishment for a discriminatory banner was a bold decision that must be applauded.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Mar 13, 2014
J. League punishes Urawa for discriminatory banner
The J. League on Thursday ordered Urawa Reds to play their next home game behind closed doors as punishment for a discriminatory banner that appeared at a match last weekend.
SOCCER / J. League
Mar 12, 2014
J. League chariman calls Urawa banner 'racist'
New J.League chairman Mitsuru Murai said Wednesday that he considered a banner displayed by Urawa Reds fans on Saturday to be racist.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Mar 12, 2014
J. League and media must show red card to racism
On Saturday, during their J. League match against Sagan Tosu at Saitama Stadium, some Urawa Reds fans hung a 'Japanese only' banner over an entrance to the stands.
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 12, 2014
With love and Japan, what you get out depends on what you put in
Moving to Japan makes an infant of us all, regardless of race, sex or creed. A major conflict in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' comes from the fact that Prospero knew the language and Caliban the land, but when you first get to Japan, you know neither.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 8, 2014
Media complicit in normalizing xenophobia
Since Japanese reporters are averse to characterizing domestic right-wing positions as being extreme, those positions come across as being normal, even sensible.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 19, 2014
Osaka: What did you make of ANA's 'blond, big-nosed foreigner' ad?
All Nippon Airways caused quite a stir last month with the release of an ad many foreign residents found offensive. But what did foreigners and natives in Japan's comedy capital make of it
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Feb 12, 2014
ANA caricature speaks volumes about Japan's outdated mind-set
My personal opinion is that the ad is a disappointing anachronism, and a reminder of the parochial outlook of large Japanese corporations. The ad appeals to the facile formula that 'foreigner = white = blonde and big-nosed = English-speaking = globalization.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 24, 2014
Don't let ANA off the hook for that offensive ad
If ANA had really wanted to 'change the image of Japan,' it should have avoided racializing its product. Instead, it's just business as usual.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
Jan 15, 2014
Three cases, three paths to legitimacy for Supreme Court
When I began studying Japanese, one of my goals was to be able to read the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's version of The Wall Street Journal. Achieving that goal, however, meant realizing that it is possibly The Most Boring Newspaper on Earth.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 6, 2014
The empire strikes back: the top issues for non-Japanese in 2013
2013 saw the enfranchised elite consolidating their power further than has ever been seen in the postwar era, while Japan's disenfranchised peoples slipped ever lower down the totem pole, becoming targets of suspicion, fear and loathing.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 29, 2013
A pardon for war hero convicted of being gay
Queen Elizabeth II's long-overdue pardon of war hero Allen Turing should serve as opportunity for the world to reflect on discrimination against gays.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 25, 2013
Race-based ID checks in front of families send wrong message
I cannot accept the way Japanese police treat foreigners such as myself in public places — especially how they judge people by color and appearance. I have had several unpleasant experiences that suggest this is the case.
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Some Afrikaners unmoved by Mandela death
Dirk Smit's reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, it would be fair to assume, puts him in the minority of South Africans.
EDITORIALS
Dec 13, 2013
Eliminating pension discrimination
A recent Osaka District Court ruling for a man who sought pension benefits related to his wife's death appears to reject the traditional legal presumption that the husband is the breadwinner in a household.
EDITORIALS
Dec 7, 2013
More women working for less
Although a record high 63 percent of Japanese women held jobs in September, acccording to a government survey, the details show that Japan's women are still relegated to part-time, nonregular positions.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Dec 4, 2013
In Japan, no escape from The Eye's perpetual policing glare
In Japan, The Eye compels you towards collective behavior: Mustn't be forceful or push back against the status quo, lest you get hairy-eyeballed.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 2, 2013
Between dreams and discrimination, Japanese build new lives in the City by the Bay
How are modern-day Japanese immigrants experiencing life in America — and in particular, San Francisco? What are their dreams, their struggles and rewards? And how do they handle the need to belong, the ceaseless negotiation between assimilation and roots?
JAPAN / Society
Nov 30, 2013
Foreign chefs OK to work in 'ryotei'
City officials in Kyoto say the state has approved a special measure that will permit foreign chefs to work at traditional, high-end Japanese restaurants.

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