Tag - zaitokukai



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2019
Former senior member of Zaitokukai fined ¥500,000, but escapes prison term over anti-Korean hate speech
The Kyoto District Court fines a former senior member of the anti-Korean group Zaitokukai u00a5500,000 for using hate speech in the city to defame an operator of schools for Korean children.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 24, 2018
Former Zaitokukai member pressed with libel charges for hate speech against Korean school in Kyoto
Prosecutors have indicted without arrest a former senior member of a civic group that campaigns against ethnic Korean residents in Japan on libel charges over his alleged hate speech last year, lawyers for a Korean school said Monday.
Jun 10, 2017
Make hate speech law stronger
Lawmakers should take new steps that will contribute to building a society free from hatred and prejudice.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2017
Japan's human rights issues fared better in 2016
Welcome back to JBC's annual countdown of the top issues as they affected Non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan. We had some brighter spots this year than in previous years, because Japan's government has been so embarrassed by hate speech toward Japan's minorities that they did something about it. Read on:
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2016
High court rejects Inada appeal over magazine defamation case
The Osaka High Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by Defense Minister Tomomi Inada in a defamation lawsuit against a magazine.
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
Apr 25, 2016
High court doubles damages owed by anti-Korean group, labels attack against Japanese as racist
The Takamatsu High Court has nearly doubled the damages that the anti-Korean group Zaitokukai must pay for making a racist attack against a teachers union.
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 / Society
Feb 14, 2016
Websites deleted hate speech videos at government request
Two websites that posted hate speech videos against Korean residents deleted the content at the request of the Justice Ministry, which is cracking down on racist propaganda.
Jan 15, 2016
Osaka assembly passes nation's first ordinance against hate speech
The city of Osaka passed the nation's first ordinance by a major city against hate speech late Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 25, 2015
With hate speech bill, Osaka grapples with freedom of expression
The Osaka Municipal Government has proposed an ordinance aimed at curbing hate speech against racial and ethnic minorities in the city, where verbal and other attacks against Korean residents have intensified in recent years.
JAPAN / Society
May 20, 2015
Video posting site shuts down anti-Korean Zaitokukai activists' channel
Japanese video streaming website niconico has shut down the official channel of the anti-Korean activist group Zaitokukai, citing violations of the terms of service.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 19, 2015
Kids' booklet aims to explain Zaitokukai hate-speech ruling
Notorious hate-speech demonstrations outside a Kyoto school run by pro-Pyongyang Koreans have prompted a group of lawyers and others to set about trying to ease the distrust the pupils may feel toward Japanese society.
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.
Dec 4, 2014
Security report names anti-Korean group Zaitokukai for first time
An annual security report issued by the National Police Agency on Wednesday describes the anti-Korean group Zaitokukai as "one of the rightist civic groups operating based on radical nationalistic and anti-foreigner assertions."
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2014
Hate speech law faces uphill battle as snap poll may derail debate
Over the past few months, hate speech in Japan and efforts to address the situation with legislation have drawn domestic and international attention.
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2014
Head of anti-foreigner group Zaitokukai to step down
The longtime chairman of ultranationalist Zaiu00adtou00adkuu00adkai says he will step down and give up his membership in the group, claiming the move will bolster the organization's influence.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2014
New justice minister against outlawing hate speech
The newly appointed justice minister on Thursday gave clues as to her priorities in office, restating the ministry's intention to clean up a discredited foreign trainees program but saying she is disinclined to outlaw hate speech.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 21, 2014
Osaka mayor gets into shouting match with head of anti-Korean group
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto meets with the head of an anti-Korean group, but they end up in a shouting match in which they more or less just insult each other.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2014
DPJ member admits heckling female minister with sexually suggestive comment
A lawmaker has admitted to heckling Eriko Yamatani, minister in charge of the abductee issue, as she answered questions about alleged past links to the Zaitokukai anti-Korean group.


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