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An Introduction to the Buraku Issue
Questions and Answers

ISBN 9781138973251
Published February 29, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence of contemporary Japan.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Alastair McLauchlan; 2. Does Discrimination against the Burakumin Still Exist, Even in This Day and Age?; 3. Is there An Easy Path to Understanding Anti-Buraku Prejudice?; 4. If People Would Just Forget about It for a While, Wouldn’t Discrimination Go Away?; 5. Buraku People are Discriminated against Because They Live in Their Own Little Communities; 6. Buraku Ancestry, Employment and Religion are Different from Ours, aren’t They?; 7. Why are We now Witnessing these Dōwa Initiative Projects?; 8. Talking about Buraku Liberation Activities, What is This Denunciation Committee?; 9. ‘Apparently there has been an Increase in Discriminatory Graffiti and Posters Etc..’; ch0010 What about the Ordinance to Regulate Personal Background Investigation Conducive to Buraku Discrimination?; 11. What about the Fundamental Law on Buraku Liberation?; 12. The Connection between Various International Covenants on Human Rights and Anti-Buraku Discrimination;

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Kitaguchi, Suehiro; McLauchlan, Alastair


'This book is highly recommended reading for all who maintain an interest in what remains a sensitive issue in contemporary Japanese society.' - Florian Coulmas, The Japan Times