Tag - illegal



Japan Times
Feb 14, 2019
Japan to make unauthorized downloads of all copyrighted work illegal
Steps will be taken to make it illegal to download without the permission of copyright holders all works including manga, computer games, books and other writings after a government panel adopted the policy Wednesday.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2018
Sumo 101: Illegal moves
Prior to their first live experience, many people are under the impression that sumo is a plodding sport in which two overweight men slowly try to force each other backward in a straight line.
Nov 11, 2018
In training program, Japan, U.S. to help Pacific island nations counter illegal fishing
Japan and the United States plan to jointly offer training to maritime authorities of Pacific island nations to help them better crack down on illegal fishing within their exclusive economic zones, a Japanese government source said Saturday.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2018
U.S. may have twice as many undocumented immigrants as commonly estimated: MIT-Yale study
The U.S. may have twice as many undocumented immigrants as commonly estimated, according to a study that could further fuel the debate over one of the nation's most politically charged topics.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2018
Father of injured Kwansei Gakuin player speaks out in wake of illegal tackle scandal
Yasutoshi Okuno, the father of the Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback who was illegally hit from behind by a Nihon University defensive end during their exhibition game on May 6 in Tokyo, hopes the defender can begin playing football again.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2018
Trump's border policy making private prisons great again
Business is booming for America's vast, secretive, politically connected $5 billion private-prison industry.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2018
Migrant misery, from Europe to the U.S.
Poor immigrants are finding the welcome mat missing almost everywhere they go.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 5, 2018
Moot dispute: U.S. top court dumps ruling allowing teen in immigration custody to get abortion in 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that let a pregnant illegal immigrant minor held in federal immigration custody obtain an abortion last year at age 17 over the objections of President Donald Trump's administration.
Japan Times
May 30, 2018
The Spider-Man of Paris is just one of many
Countries can benefit by accepting hard-working migrants who have shown their mettle by surviving their perilous journeys.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2017
Watchdog urges Tokyo to curb 'rampant' illegal ivory exports to China
A survey of 430 shops and stalls in tourist areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, conducted by investigators posing as customers, found nearly 5,000 items made from elephant tusks.
Japan Times
Sep 9, 2017
Fisheries Agency plans to update patrol boat fleet in campaign against illegal fishing
Japanu2019s Fisheries Agency will upgrade its charter patrol boat fleet to bolster its campaign against illegal fishing by foreign boats.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 26, 2017
Trump likely to rescind 'Dreamer' program for child immigrants, reports say
U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to rescind an Obama-era policy that protects nearly 600,000 immigrants who were brought into the country illegally by their parents and are known as "Dreamers," according to media reports on Friday.
Apr 17, 2017
Japanese and South Korean squid fishermen to urge their governments to curb illegal catches
Squid-fishing associations from Japan and South Korea plan to work together to urge their governments to work harder at countering illegal fishing by Chinese and North Korean ships in the Sea of Japan, according to the Japanese group.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2017
How data geeks could enable mass deportation
Technology companies have databases that document people's ethnicity, religion and other personal information on a massive scale.
Oct 25, 2016
Russia releases Japanese fishing boat seized last month
Russia released a Japanese boat and its 17 crew members after they were seized last month on suspicion of illegal fishing near the Russian-held Kunashiri Island, the Foreign Ministry said.
Sep 4, 2016
China's fishing fleet plundering African waters
China needs to start reigning in its marauding fishing fleets and treat its African partners on equal terms.
Jun 5, 2016
Helping drug addicts kick the habit
The government can more effectively reduce drug-related crime by focusing on the rehabilitation of drug offenders rather than just punishing them.
May 16, 2016
Asia's misguided war on drugs
The harsh, punitive approach to illegal drug use in Asia stands in stark contrast with the health approach in many Western countries.
May 1, 2016
Cracking down on illegal logging
Draft legislation to combat the import of illegally logged timber lacks the teeth needed to be effective.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2016
Narcotics flooding into Japan
Japan is becoming a paradise for drug dealers.


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