Can laws control Japan’s hate epidemic?

Author: Furuya Tsunehira

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

On May 24, the National Diet finally took action to stem Japan’s rising tide of racism and xenophobia with the nation’s first law targeting hate speech. Author Furuya Tsunehira assesses the impact and limitations of this legislation and the challenges that remain if Japan is to control the pestilence in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The Roots and Realities of Japan’s Cyber-Nationalism

Author: Furuya Tsunehira

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

The prevalence of anti-Korean and anti-Chinese hate speech on Japanese websites has raised concerns about the spread of a virulent strain of right-wing cyber-nationalism in Japan. Furuya Tsunehira traces the rise of Japan’s “Internet right-wingers” and dispels some myths about their identity and potential impact.

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