racism

Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race

Japanese people ask the same old questions but this card causes them to have very different reactions.

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Japanese-American singer Hikaru Utada opens a discussion on racism on Japanese Twitter

The singer hopes that this will be a turning point for racial issues in America. 

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Minnesota riots prompt people in Japan to protest against racial profiling by police【Videos】

Shibuya protest comes eight days after a foreigner was filmed being detained by police on the road in Tokyo.

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“Smooth Hair” poster sparks controversy in Japan

Company pulls haircare ad after receiving complaints from the public. 

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Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with “coronavirus” graffiti【Photos】

Outbreak-triggered fear leads to hateful crime.

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Japanese shrine bans foreign visitors following disrespectful behaviour by tourists

Nagasaki priest says over-tourism, vandalism and theft of amulets led to his controversial decision.

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Naomi Osaka hits back at Japanese comedians’ “too sunburned” comment

Witty response proves Osaka isn’t just a tennis pro, she’s a marketing queen. 

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Naomi Osaka called “too tanned” in Japanese comedy routine

Comedians and management apologise for saying the tennis pro “needs bleach”.

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Translator at Japanese marathon under fire for calling African athletes “cute chimpanzees”

Completely unacceptable.

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Paralympic fencing medalist under fire for “slanted eye” photo on Instagram

The Internet has some fierce words for Italian wheelchair fencer Emanuele Lambertini, and are even calling for his medal to be revoked.

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Pokémon anime TV episode will not air in U.S., blackface concerns assumed to be reason why

Episode featuring Ash disguising himself as a Passimian is missing from Disney broadcast lineup.

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Shinji’s “Mexican” scream sparks snickering and debate over Evangelion language comparison video

Anime’s most controversial series continues to cause discord as some hear comedy and others see insensitivity.

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Partner of Japanese Eddie Murphy blackface comedian says “Exile him from the country.”

Long debate on national television ensues.

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Japanese Tumblr user drops hammer on debate of if Caucasian girl’s Japan-themed party was racist

“The only people who think culture shouldn’t be shared are racists like you.”

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Japanese Twitter seems to have no problems with Karlie Kloss’ “geisha” photo shoot

With the controversy over the model’s Vogue photos ongoing, has anyone bothered to check on how Japan feels?

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“Eyes are closed”: Asian man’s passport photo denied

A Taiwanese-born New Zealander has had his passport photo rejected by his own government due to “closed eyes”.

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Japanese sushi chain responds to racism claims after serving excessive wasabi to foreigners

Foreigners complained that chefs at a restaurant in Osaka added up to two times more wasabi in their sushi when serving non-Japanese customers.

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Japanese commercial explaining how to greet a foreigner accused of racism

A Kirin “Rich Green Tea” ad teaching Japanese people the appropriate way to greet foreigners attracted some criticism online, with some calling it racist.

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Chinese ad for laundry detergent is remarkably racist

Qiaobi detergent promises to fight stains and wash away any faith in humanity you might be feeling at the moment.

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As Microsoft US’s AI chatbot turns racist troll, Japan’s won’t shut up about anime and hay fever

While Tay, Microsoft US’s deep-learning AI chatbot, devolves into a horrifying racist, Microsoft Japan’s Rinna has other things on her mind…

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