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It’s Time to Enact Japan’s Magnitsky Act
February 27, 2021

It’s Time to Enact Japan’s Magnitsky Act

By Daisuke Akimoto
Such legislation would boost Japan's credentials as a defender of human rights and practitioner of values-based diplomacy.

Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses
June 30, 2020

Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses

By Teppei Kasai
Taking a tough, meaningful stand against Beijing is not easy, but Tokyo must continue to demonstrate the depth of its commitments to human rights.
Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia
March 22, 2019

Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia

By Teppei Kasai and Brad Adams
Tokyo is fighting a losing battle for Hun Sen’s support, and selling its own legacy in the democratization of Cambodia short.

Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  
January 18, 2019

Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  

By Thisanka Siripala
Ghosn’s lengthy detention has been scrutinized by Western media as “hostage justice.” How radical is his treatment in prison?

Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
August 25, 2018

Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas

By Thisanka Siripala
The government is under fire for fudging the number of disabled employees while calling on companies to hire more people with disabilities. 

Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits
May 25, 2018

Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits

By Thisanka Siripala
The dark postwar population policy, modeled after Nazi Germany’s eugenics, resulted in systemic human rights abuses.

Will Japan's New Conspiracy Law Lead to 'Thought Crime'?
July 17, 2017

Will Japan's New Conspiracy Law Lead to 'Thought Crime'?

By Colin Jones
The new law may open countless avenues for Japanese police, who already have a dangerous amount of power.
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
April 20, 2016

Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law

By Aurelia George Mulgan
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

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