• Asia

    Discrimination Against Zainichi Koreans in Japan

    Introduction In western media, the island nation of Japan is often portrayed as homogeneous, a country that shares a common language and culture. There has also been a lack of discussion of racial and ethnic discrimination within Japan in international news, namely the systematic discrimination of Korean people. As with

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    Discrimination in Australia’s Northern Territory

    Throughout the 18th century, the arrival of settler-colonialists in Australia proved to be catastrophic for the country’s Indigenous population; with the resulting erosion of ancestral and cultural histories continuing to have significant reverberations for Indigenous communities in Australia today, particularly in the Northern Territory (NT). In this contemporary context, direct

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    Police Immunity in the Philippines

    Introduction 2020 has seen an increase in global backlash against police brutality, with the death of George Floyd in the United States of America sparking protests around the world. No country has the perfect policing system, though some are more problematic than others. In the Philippines, police widely experience impunity,

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    The North Korean Human Rights Crisis

    The current situation in North Korea has been labelled by Care International as a “forgotten crisis,” meaning it is rarely covered by media outlets. This may be confusing, as the North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un is often in the news — especially when there is speculation surrounding his looming nuclear

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    Chinese Expansion and Shifting Allegiances in the South Pacific

    In recent decades, China’s global influence has grown substantially. Part of President Xi Jinping’s  foreign policy strategy has been to invest heavily in remote and far-flung regions across the world, assembling a devoted band of small aid-dependent nations. One strategic area that has grasped China’s attention is the South Pacific,

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