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What's New
Literature Related to Hate Speech
Sites Related to Hate Speech
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■What's New

◆July 19, 2015 "Against Hate Speech: Streets / Schools / Universities", Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University


■Literature Related to Hate Speech

Voices from Japan No.29 "Hate Speech toward Women: A Discussion from the View Point of Gender"
http://ajwrc.org/jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=207&cid=2

◆SUNAGAWA Maki & BROUDY Daniel March 23, 2015 "Balloons and Tape as Hate Speech: American and Japanese Rightwing Responses to the Okinawan Anti-Base Movement," Japan Focus
http://www.japanfocus.org/events/view/248

◆WALDRON Jeremy 2014 The Harm in Hate Speech, Harvard University Press.

◆ITO Kenichiro 2014 "Anti-Korean Sentiment and Hate Speech in the Current Japan: A Report from the Street," Procedia Environmental Sciences Vol.20:434-443
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878029614000565

◆The Committee on the Protection of Human Rights of the Central Head Office of the Korean Residents Union in Japan July 18, 2014 "Report on the issue of Racism and Hate Speech in Japan"
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CERD/Shared%20Documents/JPN/INT_CERD_NGO_JPN_17699_E.pdf

◆MOROOKA Yasuko 2013 What is Hate Speech?, Iwanami Shoten
→Book Review http://www.jesuitsocialcenter-tokyo.com/eng/?page_id=4653



■Sites Related to Hate Speech

◆A Hate Speech Law for Japan: Necessary or Unnecessary? (by Rie Matsumoto)
[External Link : Power Point]

◆NGO Report on the Issue of Hate Speech in relation to the Issue No. 10 of the List of Issues adopted by the Human Rights Committee (CCPR/C/JPN/Q/6)
http://imadr.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Hate-Speech-in-Japan_ERD-NET_Human-Rights-Committe_111th-session.pdf

◆Rise of Hate Speech in Japan (Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center(HURIGHTS OSAKA))
http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/focus/section2/2013/12/rise-of-hate-speech-in-japan.html


■Newspaper Articles etc.

◆April 17, 2015 "Twitter takes aim at abusive tweets, says they cross red line from free speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/17/world/crime-legal-world/twitter-takes-aim-abusive-tweets-says-cross-red-line-free-speech/
◆April 17, 2015 "Improving Japan-South Korea ties" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/04/17/editorials/improving-japan-south-korea-ties/
◆March 31, 2015 "Lawyers draft ordinance to curb hate speech in Osaka" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/31/national/social-issues/lawyers-draft-ordinance-curb-hate-speech-osaka/
◆March 23, 2015 "U.S. Marines official dismissed over Okinawa protest video leak" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/03/23/issues/u-s-marines-official-dismissed-okinawa-protest-video-leak/
◆March 19, 2015 "Hate speech in Japan: To ban or not to ban?" (Al Jazeera English
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/03/hate-speech-japan-ban-ban-150310102402970.html
◆March 9, 2015 "Fuji TV removes blackface segment after outcry" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/09/national/fuji-tv-removes-blackface-segment-after-outcry/
◆March 4, 2015 "Racism and Hate Speech of South Koreans Against Foreigners: A Growing Problem" (CNN
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1221602
◆February 26, 2015 "Osaka eyes setting up body to assess hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/26/national/osaka-eyes-setting-body-assess-hate-speech/
◆February 25, 2015 "Under Abe’s reign, media self-censorship in Japan is rising" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/25/national/media-national/japanese-media-self-censorship-seen-growing-abes-reign/
◆February 19, 2015 "Kids’ booklet aims to explain Zaitokukai hate-speech ruling" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/19/national/social-issues/kids-booklet-aims-to-explain-zaitokukai-hate-speech-ruling/
◆February 19, 2015 "Despite killings, Denmark is not setting a bad example" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/02/19/commentary/world-commentary/despite-killings-denmark-setting-bad-example/
◆February 16, 2015 "In appearance on far-right TV, U.S. official calls Okinawa base protests ‘hate speech’" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/02/16/issues/appearance-far-right-tv-u-s-official-calls-okinawa-base-protests-hate-speech/
◆February 2, 2015 "Abe wants to enable SDF to rescue citizens overseas" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/02/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-says-working-with-global-community-only-way-to-fight-terrorism/
◆February 2, 2015 "Hostage crisis highlights ‘new era’ of digital terrorism: expert" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/02/national/hostage-crisis-highlights-new-era-of-digital-terrorism-expert/
◆February 2, 2015 "'Hate Speech' Hysteria Spreads to Japan" (Thought Catalog
http://thoughtcatalog.com/joshua-goldberg/2015/02/hate-speech-hysteria-spreads-to-japan/
◆January 25, 2015 "Kansai spearheads campaign against hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/25/national/kansai-spearheads-campaign-against-hate-speech/
◆January 25, 2015 "Team Abe plans ‘manners’ PR blitz against hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/25/national/team-abe-plans-manners-pr-blitz-hate-speech/
◆January 22, 2015 "Tokyo firm to publish book with Muhammad cartoons" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/22/national/tokyo-firm-to-publish-book-with-muhammad-cartoons/
◆January 21, 2015 "Forty years after Zainichi labor case victory, is Japan turning back the clock?" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/01/21/issues/forty-years-zainichi-labor-case-victory-japan-turning-back-clock/
◆January 16, 2015 "Author Murakami begins online advice column" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/16/national/author-murakami-begins-online-advice-column/
◆January 15, 2015 "France cracks down on hate speech, sends aircraft carrier to help U.S. fight Islamic State militants" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/15/world/france-sends-aircraft-carrier-help-u-s-fight-islamic-state-militants/
◆January 11, 2015 "‘Je suis Charlie’? Attack sparks debate on free speech limits" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/11/world/je-suis-charlie-attack-sparks-debate-on-free-speech-limits/
◆January 10, 2015 "The people’s Emperor speaks truth to power" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/01/10/commentary/japan-commentary/peoples-emperor-speaks-truth-power/
◆January 1, 2015 "Hate, muzzle and poll: a top 10 of issues for 2014" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/01/01/issues/hate-muzzle-poll-top-10-issues-2014/
◆December 24, 2014 "Facebook threats about police ‘wings on pigs’ tests U.S. speech rights" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/24/world/crime-legal-world/facebook-threats-about-police-wings-on-pigs-tests-u-s-speech-rights/
◆December 21, 2014 "‘The Interview’: It’s time for Sony Japan to say no" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/12/21/commentary/japan-commentary/interview-time-sony-japan-say/
◆December 18, 2014 "Japan Needs a Hate Speech Law" (The Fletcher School
http://www.fletcherforum.org/2014/12/18/japan-needs-a-hate-speech-law/
◆December 13, 2014 "Set aside hate, Xi tells Nanjing on first massacre memorial" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/13/national/set-aside-hate-chinas-xi-says-on-nanjing-massacre-anniversary/
◆December 11, 2014 "Top court finalizes ruling against anti-Korean group’s hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/11/national/social-issues/top-court-finalizes-ruling-anti-korean-groups-hate-speech/
◆December 6, 2014 "Conservative daily Sankei apologizes for running anti-Semitic ad" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/06/national/conservative-daily-sankei-apologizes-for-running-anti-semitic-ad/
◆December 6, 2014 "Experts wrangle over implementation of hate speech legislation" (Mainichi
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/features/news/20141206p2a00m0na006000c.html
◆December 4, 2014 "Security report names anti-Korean group Zaitokukai for first time" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/04/national/security-report-names-anti-korean-group-zaitokukai-first-time/
◆November 30, 2014 "U.S. top court weighs whether online death threats protected by free speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/30/world/crime-legal-world/u-s-top-court-weighs-whether-online-death-threats-protected-free-speech/
◆November 17, 2014 "Hate speech law faces uphill battle as snap poll may derail debate" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/17/reference/hate-speech-law-faces-uphill-battle-snap-poll-may-derail-debate/
◆November 17, 2014 "A shameful statement on Ainu" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/11/17/editorials/a-shameful-statement-on-ainu/
◆November 13, 2014 "North Korean schools in Japan soldiering on despite tough times" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/13/national/north-korean-schools-in-japan-soldiering-on-despite-tough-times/
◆November 7, 2014 "Japanese TV Debate on Anti-Korean Hate Speech Turns Nasty" (Global Voices
https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/07/japanese-tv-debate-on-anti-korean-hate-speech-turns-nasty/
◆November 6, 2014 "New justice minister against outlawing hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/06/national/new-justice-minister-outlawing-hate-speech/
◆November 5, 2014 "Does social change in Japan come from the top down or bottom up?" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2014/11/05/issues/social-change-japan-come-top-bottom/
◆November 4, 2014 "Lawmakers mull submitting bill to fight hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/04/national/politics-diplomacy/lawmakers-mull-submitting-bill-fight-hate-speech/
◆October 21, 2014 "Osaka mayor gets into shouting match with head of anti-Korean group" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/21/national/social-issues/osaka-mayor-engages-shouting-match-head-anti-korean-group/
◆October 21, 2014 "Hate Speech Debate Gets Ugly, Fast" (The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/10/21/hate-speech-debate-gets-ugly-fast/
◆October 21, 2014 "Japanese ‘hate speech’ debate abandoned as insults fly " (The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/21/japan-hate-speech-debate-abandoned-toru-hashimoto-makoto-sakurai
◆October 6, 2014 "Curbing hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/10/06/editorials/curbing-hate-speech/
◆October 4, 2014 "Yakuza do what Abe Cabinet pick can’t" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/04/national/media-national/yakuza-abe-cabinet-pick-cant/
◆October 1, 2014 "Osaka mayor prepares to tackle anti-Korean group Zaitokukai" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/01/national/osaka-mayor-prepares-tackle-anti-korean-group-zaitokukai/
◆September 27, 2014 "Hate speech in Japan: Spin and substance" (The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21620252-troubling-rise-xenophobic-vitriol-spin-and-substance
◆September 18, 2014 "Japan minister denies ties to hate speech group" (The Straits Times
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/japan-minister-denies-ties-hate-speech-group-20140918
◆September 18, 2014 "Public security chief admits posing with anti-Korean activist" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/18/national/new-abduction-minister-posed-for-photo-with-anti-korean-activist/
◆September 18, 2014 "Japan minister denies ties to hate speech group, government says" (Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-japan-politics-photos-idUSKBN0HD0KN20140918
◆September 13, 2014 "Social media aids rehashing of historical hate" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/13/national/media-national/social-media-aids-rehashing-historical-hate/
◆August 30, 2014 "Hate speech rallies spreading across Japan" (The Asahi Shimbun
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201408300035
◆August 30, 2014 "U.N. panel urges Japan to regulate hate speech by law" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/30/national/social-issues/u-n-panel-urges-japan-to-regulate-hate-speech-by-law/
◆August 28, 2014 "LDP looks to crack down on public demonstrations near Diet, hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/28/national/politics-diplomacy/ldp-looks-to-crack-down-on-public-demonstrations-near-diet-hate-speech/
◆August 22, 2014 "UN to review issue of hate speech against Koreans in Japan" (Arirang News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auJbzWMBK6k
◆August 21, 2014 "Japan urged to regulate hate speech by law at U.N. meeting" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/national/social-issues/japan-urged-to-regulate-hate-speech-by-law-at-u-n-meeting/
◆August 18, 2014 "Korean resident of Japan sues Zaitokukai over hate speech, defamation" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/18/national/crime-legal/korean-resident-of-japan-sues-zaitokukai-over-hate-speech-defamation/
◆August 4, 2014 "Japan: Hate Speech vs. Free Speech" (The Diplomat
http://thediplomat.com/2014/08/japan-hate-speech-vs-free-speech/
◆August 4, 2014 "Courts, U.N. shine spotlight on hate speech in Japan" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/04/reference/courts-u-n-shine-spotlight-hate-speech-japan/
◆August 2, 2014 "Getting tough on hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/08/02/editorials/getting-tough-hate-speech/
◆July 26, 2014 "NGOs pressure Japan to heed U.N. call against anti-Korean hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/26/national/ngos-pressure-japan-to-heed-u-n-call-against-anti-korean-hate-speech/
◆July 25, 2014 "U.N. rights panel urges Japan to crack down on hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/25/national/u-n-rights-panel-urges-japan-crack-hate-speech/
◆July 25, 2014 "Park meets with Masuzoe, urges Japan to solve ‘comfort women’ issue" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/25/national/politics-diplomacy/park-meets-with-masuzoe-urges-japan-to-solve-comfort-women-issue/
◆July 22, 2014 "Counseling offered for Korean youths in Japan victimized by discrimination" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/22/national/social-issues/counseling-offered-korean-youths-japan-victimized-discrimination/
◆July 19, 2014 "Time for legislation to prevent spread of hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/19/national/time-for-legislation-to-prevent-spread-of-hate-speech/
◆July 18, 2014 "Tanigaki vows internship revamp, foreign-friendly policies" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/18/national/tanigaki-vows-internship-revamp-foreign-friendly-policies-in-fccj-speech/
◆July 16, 2014 "Japan needs to get tough on hate speech: U.N. experts" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/16/national/social-issues/get-tough-hate-speech-u-n-experts/
◆July 16, 2014 "Pro-Korean activists held in assault on right-winger" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/16/national/social-issues/activists-held-assault-right-winger/
◆July 8, 2014 "Japanese high court upholds ruling against anti-Korean activists’ hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/08/national/crime-legal/japanese-high-court-upholds-ruling-anti-korean-activists-hate-speech/
◆May 23, 2014 "Press is first casualty of Thai junta, but censoring free speech may deepen national divide" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/05/23/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/press-is-first-casualty-of-thai-junta-but-censoring-free-speech-may-deepen-national-divide/
◆March 21, 2014 "Nationalism not on the rise: Abe’s brother" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/21/national/nationalism-not-on-the-rise-abes-brother/
◆March 15, 2014 "Western products might look better" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/03/15/reader-mail/western-products-might-look-better/
◆March 8, 2014 "Media complicit in normalizing xenophobia" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/08/national/media-national/media-complicit-in-normalizing-xenophobia/
◆February 6, 2014 "Cardinal ‘incited anti-gay hate’" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/06/world/social-issues-world/cardinal-incited-anti-gay-hate/
◆December 6, 2013 "Shin-Okubo, window on a sad regional rift" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/06/national/shin-okubo-window-on-a-sad-regional-rift/
◆October 19, 2013 "Abe ought to show a red card to hate speech now" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/10/19/commentary/abe-ought-to-show-a-red-card-to-hate-speech-now/
◆October 9, 2013 "Penalizing hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/10/09/editorials/penalizing-hate-speech/
◆October 8, 2013 "Japan Court Rules Against Hate Speech, But Extreme Right-Wing Groups Sprouting Across Country" (IBT
http://www.ibtimes.com/japan-court-rules-against-hate-speech-extreme-right-wing-groups-sprouting-across-country-1417834
◆October 7, 2013 "Japan court: 'Hate speech' rallies not free speech, awards $120,000 to Korean school" (Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/07/japan-court-hate-speech-rallies-not-free-speech-awards-120000-to-korean-school/
◆October 7, 2013 "Court bans rightists’ hate speech, rallies" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/07/national/court-bans-rightists-hate-speech-rallies/
◆September 28, 2013 "Rally against hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/09/28/editorials/rally-against-hate-speech/
◆September 23, 2013 "2,000 rally against hate speech in Tokyo's Shinjuku" (Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/2000-rally-against-hate-speech-in-tokyos-shinjuku
◆August 19, 2013 "Abe and his ministers give anti-foreigner rallies tacit green light" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/08/19/voices/abe-and-his-ministers-give-anti-foreigner-rallies-tacit-green-light/
◆August 4, 2013 "Rallies dent business in Koreatown" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/08/04/national/social-issues/rallies-dent-business-in-koreatown/
◆July 22, 2013 "Japan's Hate Speech Problem: After the Abe-Empowering Election" (Huffpost WorldPost
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-snow/japans-hate-speech-proble_1_b_3631248.html
◆July 12, 2013 "Rising hate speech in Japan has even some on far right saying 'enough'" (The Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2013/0712/Rising-hate-speech-in-Japan-has-even-some-on-far-right-saying-enough
◆July 10, 2013 "Politicians silent on curbing hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/10/national/social-issues/politicians-silent-on-curbing-hate-speech/
◆July 9, 2013 "Japan conservatives: 'Hate speech goes too far'" (Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/japan-conservatives-hate-speech-goes-too-far/a-16938717
◆June 5, 2013 "No place for hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/06/05/editorials/no-place-for-hate-speech/
◆May 23, 2013 "Nationalism rearing ugly head with greater frequency" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/23/national/social-issues/nationalism-rearing-ugly-head-with-greater-frequency/
◆November 3, 2012 "Hashimoto likens weekly’s slur to hate speak" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2012/11/03/national/hashimoto-likens-weeklys-slur-to-hate-speak/
◆September 22, 2012 "Freedom of speech, blasphemy and violence" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2012/09/22/commentary/world-commentary/freedom-of-speech-blasphemy-and-violence/
◆January 17, 2011 "Blasphemy hardly equates to hate speech" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2011/01/17/commentary/world-commentary/blasphemy-hardly-equates-to-hate-speech/
◆April 6, 2010 "Japan, U.N. share blind spot on ‘migrants’" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2010/04/06/issues/japan-u-n-share-blind-spot-on-migrants/
◆February 26, 2010 "Japan faces U.N. racism criticism" (The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2010/02/26/national/japan-faces-u-n-racism-criticism/




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