Tag - xenophobia



Japan Times
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 and the lessons of xenophobia
Xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 3, 2019
Xenophobic attacks shame South Africa as regional leaders meet
South Africa has been hit by an outbreak of xenophobic violence in its biggest city, attracting criticism from other African nations in the week political and business leaders from at least 28 countries gather in Cape Town.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2018
Japan, look in the mirror called Germany
Germany today reflects Japan's future.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 27, 2017
Abe moves to distance himself from Osaka school after praising principal's ideology
Speaking in the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe begins denying his links to an ultranationalist kindergarten after previously describing its principal in glowing terms.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2016
Spiral of xenophobic fear and violence further imperils Western societies, experts say
The rise of far-right politics across the world may hit already scant foreign aid, increase tensions between communities and countries, and lead to more people fleeing conflict, warn Nobel laureates, leaders and experts.
Aug 3, 2016
Ministry warns Kawasaki event organizer over hate speech against Korean women
The Justice Ministry said Tuesday it has warned a man for making discriminatory remarks deemed as hate speech against Korean women during a demonstration he organized in Kawasaki in January.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2016
Japan's first-ever hate speech probe finds rallies are fewer but still a problem
The Justice Ministry finds a “significant” number of xenophobic rallies held by nationalist groups still occur regularly.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 8, 2016
Disbelief turns to panic as foreign diplomats voice alarm to U.S. officials about Trump
Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to U.S. government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to senior U.S. officials.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2015
Kansai spearheads campaign against hate speech
On Feb. 24, 2013, Osaka's Tsuruhashi district, home to one of Japan's largest concentrations of ethnic Koreans and in recent years a major tourist destination, was the scene of a shocking incident.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 11, 2014
Top court finalizes ruling against anti-Korean group's hate speech
The Supreme Court dismisses an appeal from a group of anti-Korean activists who used hate speech during a demonstration against a Korean school in Kyoto.
Oct 1, 2014
Osaka mayor prepares to tackle anti-Korean group Zaitokukai
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is finalizing plans for a public debate with the right-wing, anti-Korean group Zaitokukai over the definition of hate speech and the need to balance freedom of expression with others' human rights.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2014
Publishers cash in on anti-China, anti-S. Korea sentiment
Books and magazines slamming South Korea are flying from the shelves of bookstores, and while some involved are happy with soaring sales, others in the industry worry about the trend.
May 23, 2014
School axes policy of barring foreigners
The chairman of three private cooking schools in Saitama scraps his discriminatory policy of barring foreign students and apologizes for being 'immature and stubborn.'
Apr 10, 2014
More racist stickers discovered at Shikoku pilgrimage restrooms
Racist stickers are found at three more restrooms along the 88-temple Shikoku Henro calling on hikers to 'protect our precious pilgrimage route from Korean hands.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 4, 2013
Rallies dent business in Koreatown
Ultranationalist rallies targeted at residents and businesses in the capital's Koreatown district have cast a dark shadow over the once-thriving area.


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