Tag - discrimination



Japan Times
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
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 26, 2013
Supreme Court cripples Voting Rights Act
A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a crucial component of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight.
Japan Times
May 21, 2013
Avoid excuses, man up, Obama tells black graduates
President Barack Obama on Sunday summoned the graduates of historically black Morehouse College to "transform the way we think about manhood," urging the young men to avoid the temptation to make excuses and to take responsibility for their families and their communities.
May 14, 2013
Police, media must consider plight of those caught in linguistic dragnet
A national media exerts a powerful influence over the lives of members of its society. For example, rumors or untruths disseminated through print or broadcast can destroy livelihoods and leave reputations in ruins.
Japan Times
May 9, 2013
Fukushima activist fights fear and discrimination based on radiation
Sachiko Banba aches for children in Fukushima Prefecture, who worry whether they can lead a normal life.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2013
Tokyo: What are the best and worst things about living in Tokyo?
I love how Tokyo is a big, chaotic mess, unlike my hometown, and I also enjoy getting lost when I am out and about, but the best thing is that I can eat and drink 24/7.
Apr 25, 2013
Rape and gender discrimination related in India
It is hard to equate India's rapid technological development with practices such as female feticide, the earliest manifestation of violence against women.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2013
Student seeking Kyoto flat told: No foreigners allowed
After spending 2u00bd years living the quiet life in Shiga Prefecture, Ryukoku University student Victor Rosenhoj was looking forward to moving to Kyoto, where things promised to be more lively and international.
Apr 4, 2013
India's data of gender discrimination
Has significant change occurred in India since December's fatal gang rape of a New Delhi woman triggered a public outcry for greater protection of women?
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2013
In China, anger grows over abuse of street vendors
In a country infamous for heavy-handed officials, the government employees who harass and sometimes beat and extort money from street vendors are among the most despised.
Mar 25, 2013
It's not skin color, it's every way you're different
What should a Japanese expat say to a mixed-race couple in New York who wonder how their children would be treated if they raised them in Japan?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 27, 2013
Gay consul general finds partner, place in government
When Patrick Linehan, the U.S. consul general in Osaka and Kobe, attends a black-tie dinner party, like others he takes his spouse: in his case his husband, Emerson Kanegusuke, 40.
Feb 26, 2013
I've seen haras . . . haras that you've seen: when 'harassment' goes wild
In response to the article "Blame it on the hara: harassment vocabulary makes us all victims" (The Foreign Element, Jan. 28), we invited readers to come up with their own ideas for new types of "harassment." As you can see, one JT writer got a bit carried away.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 23, 2013
American teacher's spin on Japan's racism riles Net nationalists
Japan's informal army of young, hyper-nationalist Web users puts U.S. citizen Miki Dezaki in its cross hairs for uploading a video titled 'Racism in Japan' on YouTube.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2013
Seiko Noda suggests binding quotas to lift women
Seiko Noda, head of the Liberal Democratic Party's decision-making General Council, said Sunday it is necessary to introduce legally binding numerical targets to promote the social advancement of women.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2011
Seiko Noda marries and spouse takes her surname
GIFU (Kyodo) House of Representatives lawmaker Seiko Noda filed her marriage to her common-law husband with local authorities after giving birth to a baby boy last month through artificial insemination after years of fertility treatment, her office said Wednesday.
Dec 19, 2006
One bad apple set to spoil Osaka's 'buraku' aid barrel
More than six months after mobster Kunihiko Konishi was arrested for decades of embezzlement, Osaka is set to scrap two dozen city projects to aid the plight of the local 'buraku" community of descendents of the feudal outcast class.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals