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||A study of Japan Burakumin Discrimination|
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Buraku Liberation Organization
The Burakumin is a minority group in Japan that has, since ancient times, been suffering from social discrimination from the majority Japanese. Their occupations were considered contaminated and resulted with the exclusion and avoidance of the Burakumin from society. Until 1871, the Meiji government issued the Emancipation Edict, which still can’t let then on an equality with common Japanese.
Modern Burakumin descendants confronted by difficulties can be roughly classified as: Background checks、Education problem、Employment and marriage discrimination and reverse discrimination. The fight against social discrimination, Buraku Liberation Organizations launched a lot of liberation movements. Until 1969 the Japanese government finally admitted that the Burakumin are discriminated in the long term. The government has the obligation to develop a series of related special measures law to resolve the problem. Burakumin dwelling environment improved significantly, but human rights aspect is not obvious. In the 1990s, human rights issues regained people's attention, but government and human rights organizations pay attention to Burakumin’s human rights problem again.
The study analyzes the current state of discrimination、government's assistance measures、introduced main Buraku liberation organizations、analyzed Special Measures Law defect and liberation movement's missing. Buraku Liberation Organizations should better use the mass media resources to let the majority citizens come to a better understanding of Burakumin. The government must develop more complete human rights law to maintain Burakumin and other minority’s human rights.
||Lin, Wen-cheng - chair|
Tabata Mayumi - co-chair
Samuel C.Y.Ku - advisor
Indicate in-campus at 99 year and off-campus access at 99 year.|
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