Hifumi Okunuki travels to Iceland to show solidarity.

Tozen President, Hifumi Okunuki and Chief Financial Officer, Louis Carlet  travelled to Iceland in March to show solidarity with Efling trade union.   Interviewed by Iceland’s Channel 2 news, the article from Visir, the Icelandic newspaper says – Hifumi Okunuki, president of the Japanese trade union, Tozen, traveled from Tokyo to show solidarity to those who … Read more

Flugu níu þúsund kílómetra til að sýna Eflingu samstöðu

Kolbeinn Tumi Daðason skrifar 8. mars 2019 11:32

Hifumi Okunuki, forseti japanska verkalýðsfélagsins Tozen, ferðaðist frá Tókýó til að sýna þeim sem fara í verkfall á Íslandi samstöðu. Hún segir innflytjendur í Japan glíma við sambærileg vandamál og á Íslandi.

„Þetta er magnað og fjölmennt verkfall hér á Íslandi. Okkur fannst mikilvægt að verða vitni að þessu,“ sagði Okunuki en túlkur þýddi orð hennar jafnóðum úr japönsku yfir á ensku í viðtali við Heimi Má Pétursson.

Innflytjendur í Japan glími einnig við erfiðleika. Þau telja vandamálin þar svipuð þeim hérna.

„Við flugum níu þúsund kílómetra til að sýna Eflingu samstöðu.“

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英字新聞ジャパンタイムズ編集スタッフからの公開書簡

2018年11月30日、ジャパンタイムズ社取締役編集委員会は、第二次世界大戦時やそれ以前に日本企業で強制的に労働に従事させられた労働者やいわゆる「慰安婦」について、どのように表現するかを定めた「編集者の注釈」を発表しました。

従前の用語規定では、慰安婦について「第二次世界大戦時やそれ以前に日本軍に性行為を強制された女性」と表現していました。しかし、新たな規定においては、「意思に反した女性を含む、日本軍に性行為を提供するため戦時の売春宿で働いていた女性」と変更しました。

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Japan Times Editors’ Open Letter

On Nov. 30, 2018, the Executive Editorial Committee at The Japan Times published an Editor’s Note announcing changes in the way the newspaper would describe both the so-called comfort women and wartime forced laborers recruited before and during World War II to work for Japanese companies.

Under the former style, the comfort women were described as “women who were forced to provide sex for Japanese troops before and during World War II.” Under the new style, they were to be referred to as “women who worked in wartime brothels, including those who did so against their will, to provide sex to Japanese soldiers.”

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Tozen Union Leaders Meet with Education Ministry over Simul’s Law Flouting

Tozen Union leaders and members met with officials from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on Nov. 26 to protest Simul International’s labor practices. The language school fired much of its long-serving staff just prior to them gaining the right to permanent employment after five years of service. The right is … Read more

Labor Commission to Heart: Don’t demand union come to you!

  Tokyo Labor Commission on Friday handed down a win to Tozen Union against Heart Corporation, ruling that the ALT dispatcher had refused collective bargaining in violation of Article 7.2 of Japan’s Trade Union Act. The corporation has a notorious history of treating ALTs with utter contempt. Heart is “one of the worst in a … Read more