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DISCRIMINATION

COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Oct 7, 2013
Fukushima, suicide and nihongo fluency: readers' mails
A grab bag of readers' mail in response to recent Community articles.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 1, 2013
Kids with disabilities facing abuse in West Africa
Hundreds of thousands of children with disabilities are subjected to horrific violations of their human rights on a daily basis in West Africa.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Sep 30, 2013
Triumph of Tokyo Olympic bid sends wrong signal to Japan's resurgent right
International events undermine Japan's democracy. Shame on the International Olympic Committee for being a party to it.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Sep 9, 2013
If you're jōzu and you know it, hold your ground
Communicating in Japanese is not all that difficult. What's difficult is communicating with Japanese people, writes Debito Arudou.
EDITORIALS
Sep 6, 2013
Belated justice in inheritance cases
It is unfortunate that it took so long for the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a Civic Code provision that discriminated against children born out of wedlock.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 3, 2013
Gay Russian teens face life in closet
Like other gay teenagers in Russia, Maxim Moiseyev grappled with his identity alone, frightened and uninformed. Adults either ignored him or admonished him. Classmates reviled him. And a new law that forbids minors from hearing anything positive about homosexuality has only made life harder.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Aug 26, 2013
Returnee livid after ugly treatment at TBC beauty salon in Tokyo
Returnee reader MQ has vowed to give TBC a wide berth after staff made her feel unwelcome and refused to help her enroll at the beauty empire's Yurakucho branch.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 19, 2013
The world's a stage, but you don't have to play along
On the night of April 18, three days after the Boston Marathon bombing, a side-drama to that story unfolded between three men as they criss-crossed the city, a performance staged partly in the theater of culture.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 19, 2013
Abe and his ministers give anti-foreigner rallies tacit green light
To the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Aug 19, 2013
‘Halfies’ and hapa the norm elsewhere
Hapa haole celebrated in Hawaii
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 18, 2013
Was rodeo mask act more than just a case of clowning around?
As some people at the Missouri State Fair see it, the rodeo incident earlier this month in which a ringleader taunted a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama and played with his lips as a bull charged after him was neither racist nor disrespectful.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Aug 16, 2013
What being a minority allows us to see
Yeah, yeah, I've heard it all before — many times. Someone called your child hafu (half) and you take offence. Or your contract is only one-year renewable, whereas your Japanese coworkers have "lifetime employment." Or maybe someone called you a gaijin as you walked by. I've heard these stories...
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 13, 2013
How Russia's 'science of sex' threatens gays
Whatever is done to help sexual minorities in Russia, it must be done with an understanding that sex in Russia has a very different history than it does in the West.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 13, 2013
Court battle looms after North Carolina governor signs strict voter-ID law
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law one of the nation's most wide-ranging voter-identification laws, just a few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for such changes by striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act.
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Aug 12, 2013
The perennial 'half, bi or double?' debate rolls on
Confounding 'half' stereotypes
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 12, 2013
Ainu fight for return of plundered ancestral remains
Shigeru Kayano, one of the most well-known and respected Ainu figures of modern times, writes in his autobiography "Our Land Was a Forest" about the loathing he felt as a young man for the shamo (Japanese) researchers who used to visit his village and family home.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Aug 5, 2013
Ol' blue eyes isn't back: Tsurunen's tale offers lessons in microcosm for DPJ
Spare a thought for Marutei Tsurunen, Japan's first European-born naturalized immigrant parliamentarian, who was voted out in last month's House of Councilors election.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 4, 2013
Woman with Down syndrome wins rights case
In a victory for the rights of adults with disabilities, a judge has declared that a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome can live the life she wants, rejecting a guardianship request from her parents that would have let them keep her in a group home against her will.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 29, 2013
Prove you're Japanese: when being bicultural can be a burden
Japanese are Japanese and foreigners are foreigners, and never the twain shall meet? In many aspects of daily life in this country, there is one way for the Japanese and another for the rest of us. Like it or not, that's just how it is. At least foreigners know where we stand.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 29, 2013
There is more to my son than the fact he's a 'half'
For foreign residents, having a child in Japan can be a daunting prospect. Going to the hospital and trying to figure out what the doctor is saying in complex Japanese medical terms is just one of myriad trials.

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