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DISCRIMINATION

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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
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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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 28, 2013
Woman with Down syndrome pushes for her independence
It wasn't her turn to talk, but early on in a hearing that will determine the limits of her independence, Margaret Jean Hatch stood up in a Newport News, Virginia, courtroom and cut the judge off in midsentence.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 26, 2013
U.S. Justice to take on state laws over voting
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take fresh legal action in a string of voting rights cases across the nation, part of a new attempt to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration has warned will imperil minority representation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 21, 2013
U.S. state officials balk at defending 'unconstitutional' laws
Once state legislation is passed, it's usually up to the governor and attorney general to see that the law is implemented. But in a number of high-profile cases around the U.S., top state officials are balking at defending laws on gay marriage, immigration and other socially divisive issues, saying the...
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 21, 2013
Obama gives voice to what it still means to be black in U.S.
President Barack Obama's comments Friday about the killing of Trayvon Martin were remarkable in many respects, but not least because of the distance he has traveled since the equally notable speech he delivered in 2008 during the controversy about his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2013
Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'
In most places it was too hot for hooded sweat shirts. So they came with T-shirts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 8, 2013
Repression surges in Putin's Russia
Last week was a busy one for Russian authorities, who arrested the only nationally known opposition mayor for bribery, sought six years in prison for crusading blogger Alexei Navalny and asked a court to find a long-dead attorney guilty of tax evasion.
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WORLD / Society
Jul 6, 2013
'Price tag' vandalism attacks on Muslim settlements in Israel on the rise
Ibrahim Hamza was up before first light. When he went out to his truck, he thought it was a simple flat tire. But it didn't take long for Hamza, from one of the founding Muslim families who settled this village west of Jerusalem centuries ago, to realize the tires of 28 vehicles on his street had been...
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 2, 2013
African-American woman traces ancestry to family of Thomas Jefferson
Reisha Raney's role in Friday night's Daughters of the American Revolution ceremony for the military was minor. She carried Virginia's flag in a procession that walked down a carpeted aisle at Constitution Hall.

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