The U.S. Department of States’ report on human rights (released February 27) stated they were “concerned” about the treatment of ethnic minorities living in Japan. It further states that Japanese officials claimed to have no power to fix the situation, even though Japan claims everyone within Japan has equal rights.
However, its the Zaitokukai (see my explanation below) that are causing the hate speeches in the ethnic minority communities within Japan. Although the US report claims the Japanese Government discriminates on minorities including by “restrict[ing] access to housing, education, health care and employment opportunities.”
What are your thoughts? Have you ever experienced this type of discrimination within Japan?
In the article, the group is mislabeled as “Zentokukai”; however, their full name is “在日特権を許さない市民の会” which is The citizen group that won’t forgive special privileges to those living in Japan” and their abbreviation is “Zaitokukai”
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