Human rights in Japan
Japan is a constitutional monarchy. According to Ministry of Justice (MOJ) figures, the Japanese Legal Affairs Bureau offices and civil liberties volunteers dealt with 359,971 human rights related com...
Japan upholds law that requires transgender people to be sterilized before gender change
Activists have denounced a controversial ruling by Japan's Supreme Court to uphold a law that they argue violates LGBT human rights.
Japan's hidden caste of untouchables
Japan has a reputation of being a homogeneous, mostly harmonious society. There are few foreigners, linguistic differences are rare and on the surface class distinctions are largely absent. But, as Mi...
Judicial system of Japan
In the judicial system of Japan, the postwar constitution guarantees that "all judges shall be independent in the exercise of their conscience and shall be bound only by this constitution and the Laws...
Burakumin
Burakumin (部落民, "hamlet people"/"village people") is an outcast group at the bottom of the Japanese social order that has historically been the victim of severe discrimination and ostracism. They were...
Burakumin - Wikipedia
Americans in Japan
Americans in Japan (在日アメリカ人/在日米国人, Zainichi Amerikajin / Zainichi Beikokujin) comprise people from the United States residing in Japan and their descendants. Larger numbers of Americans began ...
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Bangladeshis in Japan
Bangladeshis in Japan (Bengali: জাপানি বাংলাদেশি, Japanese: 在日バングラデシュ人) form one of the smaller populations of foreigners in Japan. As of 2008, Japan's Ministry of Justice recorded 11,414 Bang...
Filipinos in Japan
Filipinos in Japan (在日フィリピン人, Zainichi Firipinjin) formed a population of 202,592 individuals at year-end 2007, making them Japan's third-largest foreign community along with Brazilians, accor...
Filipinos in Japan - Wikipedia
Iranians in Japan
Iranians in Japan (在日イラン人, Zainichi Iranjin) form Japan's fifth-largest community of immigrants from a Muslim-majority country. They make up part of the Iranian diaspora. As of 2000, Japanese ...
Indonesians in Japan
Indonesians in Japan (在日インドネシア人, Zainichi Indoneshiajin, Indonesian: orang Indonesia di Jepang) form Japan's largest immigrant group from a Muslim-majority country. As of 2007, Japanese govern...
Vietnamese people in Japan
Vietnamese people in Japan (在日ベトナム人, Zainichi Betonamujin) formed Japan's eighth-largest community of foreign residents in 2004, ahead of Indonesians in Japan and behind Thais in Japan, accord...
Vietnamese people in Japan - Wikipedia
Mongolians in Japan
There is a small community of Mongolians in Japan, representing a minor portion of emigration from Mongolia. As of December 2011, there were 4,774 registered Mongolian citizens residing in Japan, acco...
Mongolians in Japan - Wikipedia
Russians in Japan
The first recorded landing of Russians in Japan (Japanese: 在日ロシア人 Zai-Nichi Roshia-jin) was in 1739 in Kamogawa, Chiba during the times of Japanese seclusion of the Edo period, not counting landin...
Russians in Japan - Wikipedia
Turks in Japan
Turks in Japan (Japanese: 在日トルコ人(ざいにちトルコひと); Turkish: Japonya Türkleri) are Turks living in Japan. The term has historically included Turkic (particularly Volga Tatar) émigrés and immigrants f...
Turks in Japan - Wikipedia
History of the Jews in Japan
The history of the Jews in Japan is well documented in modern times with various traditions relating to much earlier eras.
Jews are a minor ethnic and religious group in Japan, presently consistin...
History of the Jews in Japan - Wikipedia
Capital punishment in Japan
Capital punishment is legal in Japan. The only crimes for which capital punishment is statutory are murder and treason. Between 1946 and 1993, Japanese courts sentenced 766 people to death (including ...
Censorship in Japan
In Japan, Article 21 of the Japanese Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and prohibits formal censorship. What censorship does exist is often carried out through Article 175 of the Criminal ...
Ethnic issues in Japan
According to the Japanese Constitution, all citizens are equally important regardless of ethnic identity. At least one native people-group (the Ainu) has been formally recognized by the Japanese gove...
Ethnic issues in Japan - Wikipedia
Kotobagari
Kotobagari (言葉狩り, "word hunting") refers to the reluctance to use words that are considered politically incorrect in the Japanese language. For instance words such as rai (癩, "leper"), mekura&...
Japan upholds law that requires transgender people to be sterilized before gender change
Activists have denounced a controversial ruling by Japan's Supreme Court to uphold a law that they argue violates LGBT human rights.
Japan's hidden caste of untouchables
Japan has a reputation of being a homogeneous, mostly harmonious society. There are few foreigners, linguistic differences are rare and on the surface class distinctions are largely absent. But, as Mi...
LGBT rights in Japan
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Japan may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1880 after the installation of the ...
Human trafficking in Japan
According to the United States' State Department, Japan is a major destination, source, and transit country for men and women subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Victims of human traffickin...
Human trafficking in Japan - Wikipedia
RapeLay
RapeLay (レイプレイ, Reipurei) is a 3D eroge video game made by Illusion, released on April 21, 2006 in Japan. Compared to Illusion's previous games, the main story is shorter, it features an impro...
RapeLay - Wikipedia
Buraku Liberation League
The Buraku Liberation League (部落解放同盟, Buraku Kaihō Dōmei) is one of the burakumin's rights groups in Japan. Buraku are members of diverse social groups, descendants of outcast communities of...
Buraku Liberation League - Wikipedia
Tokyo Detention House
The Tokyo Detention House (東京拘置所, Tōkyō Kōchisho) is a correctional facility in Katsushika, Tokyo. A part of the penal system of Japan, it is operated by the Ministry of Justice.One of Japan's...
Tokyo Detention House - Wikipedia