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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on August 4th, 2010

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    Hi Blog.  Here we have a report from human rights group IMADR, along with a number of other NGOs, making their case to the UN CERD Committee again about discrimination in Japan.  The UN then makes recommendations, and then the GOJ answers once again that those recommendations are unfeasible.  It’s the same process that has been going on for decades, my recent research has shown.  I’ll share that paper with you when it gets published.  Meanwhile, enjoy the circus below.  Arudou Debito in Sapporo



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    4 Responses to “IMADR Connect Mag: CERD concerns and recommendations 2010 for the GOJ; rinse and repeat”

    1. Bucky Says:

      “Japan is not in the situation that needs the enactment of a law prohibiting discrimination.”

      What a bunch of bullpuckey.

      Isn’t a single case of such discrimination — or even the possibility of same — reason enough to have such a law on the books?

      Does a society have to wait for murders to occur before enacting laws prohibiting them?

    2. jjobseeker Says:

      “Does a society have to wait for murders to occur before enacting laws prohibiting them?”

      In Japan…Yes! The policy is “head in the ground” until someone or something forces them to “pull their head out.”

    3. Paul Says:

      I do hope point 3 on page 5 is an error in writing, or a poor choice of ambiguous grammar that was missed in proofreading. Re: use of “condone” vs. “condemn”.

    4. Norik Says:

      They should send this to Reuters or AP, not the GOJ. Then maybe it will have some impact, now its just a waste of paper.

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