Kawasaki Becomes 1st Japanese City to Ban Hate Speech

  • Arirang News

    July 01, 2020 08:42

    The Japanese city of Kawasaki has become the first in the island country to ban hate speech. The new ordinance banning discriminatory public speech or actions against minorities comes into effect on Wednesday.

    Kawasaki, which has one of the largest Korean populations in the greater Tokyo area, will fine repeat violators up to US$4,500 and publish their names and addresses.

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