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Fingerprinting Remains Hot Issue Among Int’l Residents of Japan
Nichibei Times
January 1990
Fingerprint refusers maintain that last year’s amendments to the Alien Registration Law have, in fact, made it tougher for refusers — especially those native-born residents [of Japan, such as Koreans] — to protest the mandatory fingerprinting at age 16. Most of the 1,000 fingerprint refusers in Japan have had their court cases nulled and voided by the Imperial Household Agency’s amnesty after the death of the late Emperor Hirohito.
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Index of Past Essays

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AN INTERVIEW WITH… VUSI KHUMALO | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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MANDELA IN JAPAN (part 1) (part 2) | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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AFTER MANDELA (part 1) (part 2) | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1991

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THE USE OF THE WEB IN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (part 1) (part 2) | REALNews webmagazine

1997

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HIGH DRAMA OF INJUSTICE IN KABUTOYAMA CASE  | Asahi Evening News (unpublished)

1998

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COMPASSION  | Kansai Time Out magazine

2001

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WHO WAS MAKIGUCHI?  | The Education Revolution magazine

2002

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IRAQ WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL HELD IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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IRAQIS TESTIFY AT WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN JAPAN (part 1) (part 2)  | Independent Media Center

2004

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AN APPEAL FOR ARTICLE 9  | Independent Media Center

2005

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AMERICA’S ‘PEACE SOLDIERS’  | アメリカの市民生活』

2005

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「愛国心」に隠されているもの | 条連ニュース

2006

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憲法9条に向けたアピール | 条連 近畿 10年の歩み』

2006

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THE DAY THE FOREIGNERS LEFT (part 1) (part 2) | (unpublished)

2008

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「戦争する国」アメリカと、日本の憲法9条日本語(English) | speech text

2008

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WAR IN IRAQ — ‘We Don’t Do Body Counts’  | Days International (unpublished)

2011

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「空飛ぶ恥」オスプレイ | 条連ニュース

2013

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ONE SIMPLE BREATH  最期のひと息 | A Voice for Animals newsletter

2015