Amnesty International Japan
by Kevin R Burns
Amnesty International Japan - Japan is a Great Country
I am glad I have chosen to live here and raise my family here. I shudder when I think of some of the countries my children might have been born in. Though daily life in Japan is good, it isn`t without problems nor injustices. But who can help with that?
Amnesty International Japan attempts to make Japan a better, fairer and more equal place for all, and it is easy to get involved and help end unfair, practices by the police or government that infringe upon human rights or are just plain unfair or even wrong.
If you have been hiding in a cave somewhere, you might not be aware that Amnesty International Japan fights for human rights in Japan and around the world.
There are branches of this great NPO all over the world, fighting for justice, fighting to free people imprisoned under unfair rules, fighting for the innocent and the weak when they are treated badly,or even violently.
Japan like all nations has problems. Amnesty tries to improve the country for everyone.
I suspect that Amnesty has helped to get Japan to sign the Hague Convention on child abduction, which is great news for foreign parents of biracial children in Japan, as many have been kidnapped and brought back to Japan. These parents have had little recourse until now.
For Amnesty Events in Japan
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