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More efforts sought against hate speech 3 years after law's enactment

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or remarks like "go back to your home country."

Kind of hard to fit, probably about 50% of the population here into jail.

I can not count how many times I have heard a Japanese person say to me, "Just go back to your home country", after making a comment or asking a question about something here that made them feel uncomfortable.

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Since when I just read but never post any, I can not count how many times I have seen Non-Japanese persons post comments here , insulting, laughing, despising Japanese people, hate speech to ethnic majority.

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I agree with Yubaru in that many Japanese are guilty of that sort of thing, but I don’t think it should be made illegal.

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I’ll believe they are serious about eradicating hate speech when they disband that group of right-wing nationalist idiots with their black vans and loud speakers and also ban their rallies.

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One day me and my wife at Kanda looking for skiing gear. There were bunch of people around the wagon-sales, where she noticed something smells so bad and said to me " smells garlic so bad". Then, a couple in front of us suddenly turned around and glared at us as fiercely as almost hitting my wife in her face but didn't do so simply as I stepped in between her and them. Since then, "smells something" became cautious word even to whisper in the crowd. Likewise, constructive suggestion to who cannot find anything positive in a country like "why don't you go back to your homecountry" is now defined as hate speech.

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Likewise, constructive suggestion to who cannot find anything positive in a country like "why don't you go back to your homecountry" is now defined as hate speech.

"Go back to your country" is not a constructive suggestion at all. Anyone who resorts to saying that is admitting they have lost the argument, or is too dimwitted to formulate a coherent response.

Suppose, for example, we are discussing the Japanese "justice" system and why friends and accomplices of Abe are never arrested, whilst the likes of Ghosn are persecuted. If you do not agree with me and provide a detailed rebuttal, that's fine. But, if your response is simply "if you don't like it, go home" I would consider you to be immature, and an idiot unworthy of further engagement.

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Rather than rely on impotent hate speech laws, if you have something racist said to you it's best to take matters into your own hands

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"There is a limit with the current law to tackle human rights violations on the internet," said Yoshifu Arita, member of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.

Yoshifu Arita is member of Congress on active service.

He has been engaged in activities such as exchange with the Korean Residents Union in Japan and the Korea General Assembly, and promotion of anti-Korean demonstration regulations.

his action on the day when President Trump came to Japan.

https://imgur.com/pAUS0hz

He does not feel sorry for the state guest. He's really crazy talking about hate and human rights.

Have you ever wondered why a friendly Japanese gets angry?

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@Yubaru

I don't think that is the mind set of 50% of the people in Japan. I think most of the people here honestly don't care or carry any opinions about it.

But for remarks like "go back to your home country" are sometimes completely justified. When you have someone sitting around you and continues to bash your country or speak about how much they hate your country and cannot find a single good thing to say about your country, then a remark such as "go back to your home country" is completely justified and isn't coming from a hateful place.

But if you see someone and you simply don't like them in your country and you say something like "go back to your home country," then that is a hateful speech and it comes from a hateful place.

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I can not count how many times I have heard a Japanese person say to me, "Just go back to your home country", after making a comment or asking a question about something here that made them feel uncomfortable.

This is a common attitude on the part of the uneducated or reactionaries in any country. Surely you've heard "love it or leave it" before. Americans dish this out on a regular basis to their fellow citizens with the temerity to question certain policies of our elected lords.

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JJ Jetplane: "But for remarks like "go back to your home country" are sometimes completely justified. When you have someone sitting around you and continues to bash your country or speak about how much they hate your country and cannot find a single good thing to say about your country, then a remark such as "go back to your home country" is completely justified and isn't coming from a hateful place."

Wrong. It is a cowardly comment made by people who cannot formulate a reply (usually a reaction to an undesired comment or answer to their own questions) and do not like something different than what they want to hear. You can't tell me you haven't seen it; heck, you even see it on here all the time with the tiniest bit of criticism towards the government or anything else, really.

"But if you see someone and you simply don't like them in your country and you say something like "go back to your home country," then that is a hateful speech and it comes from a hateful place."

It's no different.

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People who would say "go back to your country" are insecure idiots. Just reply back with a similar insult and move along with your day.

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Arturo: "Just reply back with a similar insult and move along with your day."

Well, here we are actually in agreement, more or less, although you fob off racism as "meh". I've been told "go home" by a number of idiots and I have said in a couple of cases, "Maybe you should be the one to go home and sleep it off" as they were red-faced drunken morons. Wow, did they pop! Got an apology from the police for one guy. Hate speech needs to be stopped at its root, and as long as you let the root live, you are part of the problem. It's been incredibly toothless so far -- the black trucks still drive around Osaka City every Sunday and blare their hatred, with police doing nothing.

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I have been in Japan for many years, but I have never been told "go back to your home country.".

Isn't it due to you having a problem or having rude remarks?

There is no Japanese who speaks disgusting words near me without a reason.

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Well, here we are actually in agreement, more or less, although you fob off racism as "meh". I've been told "go home" by a number of idiots and I have said in a couple of cases, "Maybe you should be the one to go home and sleep it off" as they were red-faced drunken morons. Wow, did they pop! Got an apology from the police for one guy. Hate speech needs to be stopped at its root, and as long as you let the root live, you are part of the problem. It's been incredibly toothless so far -- the black trucks still drive around Osaka City every Sunday and blare their hatred, with police doing nothing.

I'm not as thin skinned as you, perhaps. I could care less what other people have to say to me when it's negative. You can't please everyone. And I would must rather have the stranger on the street whom I've never seen before or the next door neighbor I see daily expose themselves as a hate filled pos rather than hide behind a smile or dirty look.

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I have been in Japan for many years, but I have never been told "go back to your home country.".

Isn't it due to you having a problem or having rude remarks?

Same here, I have lived in Japan over 20 years and I have never been told to go back to my country. Some foreigners do tend to whine too much about things that are "inferior" (i.e., different) in Japan.

I can understand how some Japanese can become tired of these criticisms and respond harshly, but I wouldn't call it a hate crime.

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This is a common attitude on the part of the uneducated or reactionaries in any country. Surely you've heard "love it or leave it" before. Americans dish this out on a regular basis to their fellow citizens with the temerity to question certain policies of our elected lords.

I heard it many times when I was campaigning against the Vietnam War in Wisconsin. America, love it or leave it. I didn't and I did.

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What about Hate speech towards those of non-Japanese descent, living here in Japan ?

The Korean & Chinese Communities really get a lot of attention from the Right Wingers, and it's so choreographed that I have to think the Police are in on it.

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