Asia Rights

Journal of Human Rights, Media and Society in Asia and the Pacific

Japan

JAPAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

The Japan Civil Liberties Union (JCLU) is an independent non-profit organization which aims to protect and promote human rights for all persons regardless of beliefs, religion or political opinion.  The JCLU was founded in 1947, the year Japan’s postwar constitution was promulgated. Recent work has related to issues including free speech, the elimination of racial discrimination and the protection of the rights of foreigners in Japan.

http://www.jclu.org/index_e.shtml

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OSAKA HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM (LIBERTY OSAKA)

“There are various kinds of prejudice and discrimination in Japan. Every one of us has the chance to face the issue of human rights, because we live in a society that allows discrimination. The exhibit shows these realities giving you the opportunity to discover your own sense of human rights.GENERAL THEME: How We Face Discrimination and Human Rights in Japan”

http://www.liberty.or.jp/topfile/human-top.htm

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SOLIDARITY NETWORK WITH MIGRANTS JAPAN (SMJ)

Aims to protect migrants’ rights, support their empowerment, and
create a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society in Japan by networking with NGOs and individuals advocating migrants’ rights in Japan and coordinating collaborative activities while sharing experiences and cooperating with one another.

http://www.jca.apc.org/migrant-net/English/English.html