December 11, "Equal Dreams and Hopes for Immigrants and Refugees!" World Human Rights Day Theater"Equal Dreams and Hopes for Immigrants and Refugees!"
World Human Rights Day Theater: Let's Know about and Change the
Sat., December 11, 2010, Open at 2:30, Start at 3:00, at Taitou-Kumin Hall (5 minute walk from Asakusa Sta.)
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On 10 December every year, people around the world commemorate the day
on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted.
Japan's Ministry of Justice cites "foreigners" as one of the human
rights issues (The event itself is to be held on December 11).
Also, the UDHR states:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights (Article 1).
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Article 5).
The question is, however, does the Ministry of Justice of Japan itself
respect the human rights for foreign residents properly? How does the
Immigration Office actually treat immigrants and refugees in Japan
behind the rhetoric of "immigration control"?
We invite you to know what it is like actually and, let's exchange
thoughts about what exactly "human rights issues" for foreigners in
Theatrical Play on Immigrants and Refugees in Japan
Why and how have immigrants and refugees come to Japan? How are they
treated at immigration facilities? We will present an original play,
easy-to-follow and detailed, that answers those questions, depicting
real lives of immigrants and refugees that don't come out very often.
Voice of Refugees
Actual refugees will be present to talk about their situation. Also,
their hand-made crafts and items, such as scarves and pot stands, will
be available for sale. The proceeds will go to refugee supports.
Comparison between Japan's Immigration Policies and those of Other Countries'
Immigration control can be found in every country, but there are differences.
Speaker: Tanaka Kimiko, Ushiku no Kai
Presented by SYI (Shuyosha Yujin-yushi Ichido: Immigration Detainee's Friends)
E-mail: freeimmigrants*yahoo.co.jp （Replace* with @）