A 27-year-old transgender woman who has spent the last nine months in custody at the Shinagawa Detention Center is claiming that her human rights are being violated, on both counts related to her sexual minority status.
This SNA Speakeasy features Takatane Kiuchi on the theme of “Economic Impact of Covid-19.”
Nationalist Party (KMT) chair elections resulted in the election victory of Taichung legislator Johnny Chiang over his opponent, former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin.
This SNA Speakeasy features Sarajean Rossitto on the theme of “The Impact of Super Tuesday.”
This SNA Speakeasy features Glen Wood on the theme of “Paternity Leave in Japanese Firms.”
Seoul has been transformed by the Covid-19 coronavirus, or, more accurately, by the social response it has engendered. Close to 90% of the Koreans on the street now wearing white masks, and other visible changes are manifest.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of February 2020.
Japan’s labor laws have made several several distinct steps forward since the Meiji Restoration of 1868, with workers gradually gaining a degree of protection from the exploitation of business owners and managers. However, the era of Shinzo Abe has been characterized not only by a failure to progress further, but by a distinct step backwards.