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タイトル: Human Rights in Japan ? intriguing, progressing, but still lacking
著者: Field, M. H.
アブストラクト: Japan was admitted to the United Nations (U.N.) in 1956; however, it was not until the late 1970s that Japan ratified any human rights conventions. By 1982, Japan had been elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR). Japan’s policies on human rights, particularly toward issues outside Japan, were almost non-existent until more recently, even though the Japanese Constitution upholds human rights as a core value. There are obvious polarised positions on Japan’s human rights (in) actions. For example the U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance concluded that “there is racial discrimination and xenophobia in Japan, and it affects three circles of discriminated groups: the national minorities… Koreans and Chinese… foreigners and migrants from… the rest of the world” and highlighted that the discrimination were of a social, economic, political, historical and cultural nature. The Japanese government, on the other hand, has denied the accusations and has argued that “Japan has taken all measures to combat racial discrimination”. This paper briefly examines human rights in Japan by addressing some of the issues in the “circles” identified by the U.N. Rapporteur. Human rights put Japan in an uncomfortable position; however, it would be erroneous to portray Japan as a country where human rights abuses akin to some of its Asian neighbours abound. At the same time, much remains to be done to complete the transition to an open society where minorities and multiculturalism is both respected and promoted at all levels. Japan has the opportunity to convert the rhetoric into real action so other states can see the possibilities and follow the lead.
研究業績種別: 原著論文/Original Paper
資料種別: Journal Article
査読有無: あり/yes
単著共著: 単著/solo
発表雑誌名,発表学会名など: Waseda Global Forum
巻: 6
年月日: 2010年4月
出版社: Waseda University





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