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Posted 8/5/15
http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-to-outlaw-korean-discrimination-2015-8


Amid a recent rise in discrimination against ethnic Koreans, Japanese lawmakers debated Tuesday a bill that would ban racial discrimination, including harassment and hate speech. Under the proposal, the government would be required to create anti-discrimination programs that report every year to lawmakers, the Japan Times reported.

The bill does not include punitive provisions and is opposed by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Its supporters include the Democratic Party of Japan and the Social Democratic Party. Lawmakers were slated to discuss the measure again Thursday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told lawmakers in February that racial discrimination, including hate speech, should never be tolerated in Japan. But he said a new law was not necessary, arguing that the government should instead use existing laws to deter discrimination.

But Komeito lawmaker Toru Kunishige said current laws apply only to defamation and insults against specific individuals. Hate speech against unspecified people of a racial group is not illegal in Japan.

The United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urged the Japanese government last year to regulate hate speech by law after attacks on Korean residents. Roughly 600,000 Koreans are permanent residents or citizens of Japan, many of them forcibly brought there during Japan's 1910-1945 colonial rule of Korea.

Of 203 Korean residents ranging in age from their teens to their 30s who responded to a 2013 survey,more than 80 percent said they were aware of or had experienced hate speech. Last year, a nongovernmental group said it would start a counseling service for young ethnic Koreans because of growing anti-Korean sentiment.

In the past, Koreans in Japan have been denied access to healthcare and education. Protests against Koreans have seen demonstrators chant slogans such as "Roaches," "Go Back to Korea" and "Let's Kill Koreans."
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Posted 8/5/15
I hope it passes. Theirs a lot of Anti-Korean discrimination that happens in Japan that needs to be dealt with.
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Posted 8/5/15

megahobbit wrote:

I hope it passes. Theirs a lot of Anti-Korean discrimination that happens in Japan that needs to be dealt with.


Same could be said of any Asian country towards any other Asian country really.
Posted 8/5/15
What the laws say and what people do/think are two different things.



But it's nice that they address this issue...
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Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15

dotsforlife wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

I hope it passes. Theirs a lot of Anti-Korean discrimination that happens in Japan that needs to be dealt with.


Same could be said of any Asian country towards any other Asian country really.


Yeh China is really bad against anyone that is not native.
Even if you are Chinese if you're not born theres still discrimnation.
I have never been myself but one of Ex's went on a yearly trip with her parents there and she was First Generation in Canada and would tell me her expierences and of some of the japanese girls she met there who said were very polite despite not being treated kindly.

I can't speak from my own expierence though as I am neither Asian nor do I live in those countries.
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Posted 8/5/15
Lol as if a bill can actually resolve the problem, it just wont be public discrimination.

People just need to move on from the past and learn to let bygones be bygones.

Japan has a real nasty streak for hating other Asian ethnicity's; specifically Koreans and Chinese.. but those country's hate the Japanese in return, its not just a Japanese problem it's a problem for most of Asia.
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80% of 203 out of 600,000. This statistic is garbage. How many were asked, how many did not respond? We already know of faults in such survays as the rates of respondens are garbage and most of whom are not concerned just don't respond. Until I see a more detailed statistic I am going to assume those 162 are out of 600,000 that makes less than 0.03%. Democracies all over the world are failing me by passing laws based on trash tier at best statistics. Like, come on, I want representitive numbers.
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A law like this is basically what America dealt with some time ago. (whites/blacks/Jim Crow for example) Guess what?

It won't fix anything other than not being able to do obvious things like placing a sign in your store window saying "Koreans won't be served" or something along those lines.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. No law that anyone passes at any time will fix racism/discrimination. Ever. That is a fact. The only sure fire way to fix the issue is if people take it upon themselves to change their own perceptions of others. No one, no thing, can do it for them or force them to.

That is reality.
Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15
It's not just Japan/Korea/China.

My family didnt exactly like Irish people. Matter of fact they hated them.They came here to the US and they would say "Get out you dirty WOP's", put up signs in stores that said they wouldnt hire you if you were a WOP, all that jazz. Americans were worse. "Go home, guido" all that racist crap. A lot of similar immigrants suffered the fate of living in tenements, with zero income because the Irish, who came earlier and were pretty much the nationality of NYC at the time, were racist toward them.

But me personally I don't hate Irish people at all. Just because their families wronged mine means nothing to me. I think a lot of Koreans and Chinese feel the same way. Let bygones be bygones.
Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15
Yes! Come on Japan! Good stuff! This is wonderful. The truth is that a lot of the younger generation want this. Good stuff. Fantastic.

lol okay, i exaggerated.
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Posted 8/5/15
At least, they're making a move towards fixing things. There's always have to be that first step.
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Posted 8/5/15
People are just hateful creatures and no law will ever change that
In Latin America everybody hates everybody else even though we all speak the same language and for the most part worship the same god.
Salvadorans hate Mexicans
Peruvians hate Chileans
Colombians hate Venezuelans
Dominicans hate Puerto Ricans
and
Everybody hates Argentina
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Posted 8/5/15
Hell, the Chinese hate each other.
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Posted 8/5/15
' the government would be required to create anti-discrimination programs that report every year to lawmakers'
waste of money and resources.
law does not change one's psychology/thinking/mind,people are only scared to do it,because of the fine/punishment
education,educate the younger ones.so in 50-60 year,it will be different.

sorry for the broken eng.
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Posted 8/5/15

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

People are just hateful creatures and no law will ever change that
In Latin America everybody hates everybody else even though we all speak the same language and for the most part worship the same god.
Salvadorans hate Mexicans
Peruvians hate Chileans
Colombians hate Venezuelans
Dominicans hate Puerto Ricans
and
Everybody hates Argentina




What I want to know is why all of them have beef with Argentina.
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