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Japanese Media Ignore Major Rally by Disability Organizations

Monday, November 15, 2004 Posted: 05:00 PM JST

Last month some 2,000 members of major disability organizations held a demonstration in Tokyo that was completely ignored by the Japanese media. Karen Nakamura has an excellent photo report of this event at photoethnography.com. Especially the photos of the Japanese police preventing demonstrators from using the bathroom are disturbing. Harassing demonstrators is common practice of the Japanese police. I was shocked to see that they extend this practice to people with disabilities.

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1 | At 01:31am on Jan 03 2005, Karen Nakamura wrote:
Thanks for picking this up. I also have a report about their second demonstration on Dec 13-15 (2004) here:

http://www.photoethnography.com/blog/2004/12/dpi-japan-protest-2-20041213-15.html

Karen Nakamura
Photoethnography.com
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