National Jul 8, 2016

Inmates on hunger strike at Osaka immigration detention center

Fourteen inmates in an Osaka immigration detention center are on hunger strike over what they call "inhumane conditions" including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country's detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the center on Monday over the rejection of ...

National Aug 31, 2015

Muslim man on hunger strike after immigration gives him pork

The immigration control office in Yokohama erroneously provided a Muslim man in detention with pork, contrary to the dietary doctrine of his religion, prompting him to launch a hunger strike, officials said. The man, who was being detained for deportation procedures, found bacon in a ...

Nuke foes start hunger strike at METI

National May 17, 2013

Nuke foes start hunger strike at METI

Opponents of nuclear power started a hunger strike Thursday to press the government to drop a lawsuit demanding they remove their tents from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. They sat down in chairs in front of the tents, wearing headbands and happi coats. "We ...