Abe To Note Impact On Rights If Emergency Declared

Abe to note impact on rights if emergency declared

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will fully consider the possible impact on individual rights if a state of emergency is declared over the coronavirus outbreak.

Abe was speaking on Monday at an Upper House committee that is discussing a bill that would allow the prime minister to declare a state of emergency.

Abortion Rights Campaigns Across The Us

Abortion rights campaigns across the US

Abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Tuesday to protest the recent spate of anti-abortion state laws.

Several states have enacted restrictive laws since last year. Alabama state senate passed a bill last week that bans abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. It allows exceptions only when there are serious health risks to the mother or unborn child.

Ps4, Nintendo Switch, And Xbox One Being Investigated For Consumer Rights Violation

PS4, Nintendo Switch, And Xbox One Being Investigated For Consumer Rights Violation

The PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles and the companies that make them, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft respectively are now being investigated for consumer rights violation. The Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it has launched an investigation into numerous business practices exercised by these companies which may violate consumer rights.

The authority is responsible for preventing anti-competitive business activities in the United Kingdom. It has written to these three companies to seek information about their online gaming contracts. Its intentions for the investigation include ascertaining if the contract terms are fair. It will look at whether the auto-renewal process is fair or not and just how easy it is to cancel a pre-order or get a refund. Sony did make a change last week to its digital refund policy which made it easier for users to get refunds.

Ghosn's Family Appeals To Un Over Human Rights

Ghosn's family appeals to UN over human rights

A lawyer for the family of Carlos Ghosn has appealed to a UN body that the long-term detention of the ousted Nissan chairman violates his human rights.

Lawyer Francois Zimeray told reporters in Paris on Monday that his team has submitted a dossier to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

Group Calls For Better Human Rights In China

Group calls for better human rights in China

Uighurs and members of other Chinese ethnic minorities living in exile have formed a group in Japan to campaign for improvements in human rights in China.

About 100 people, including 10 members of Uighurs, Tibetans and other ethnic minorities, gathered on Friday for the founding of the group in Tokyo.

Sugano Rights Ship As Giants Break Slide

Sugano rights ship as Giants break slideTomoyuki Sugano held the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a pair of runs over his seven innings as Yomiuri halted a five-game skid with a 5-2 win on Tuesday.
Shuichi Murata put the Giants on top with a two-run single in the third inning and added another RBI that helped back Sugano (8-6), who struck out nine en route to his eighth victory of the season.

Mikiko Otani Voted First Japanese On U.n. Committee For Children's Rights

Mikiko Otani voted first Japanese on U.N. committee for children's rightsMikiko Otani will become the first Japanese to serve on the United Nations committee enforcing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) starting next March.
The 51-year-old Otani will serve on the United Nations committee charged with the task of surveying the compliance of countries that signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Nissan Takes Over Naming Rights For Tennessee Titans Stadium

Nissan takes over naming rights for Tennessee Titans stadiumNissan looms large in Nashville. That's where its North American headquarters are based, and just 25 miles down the road in Smyrna is its massive assembly plant. But it's about to become an even bigger part of the Tennessee metropolis as the Japanese automaker has acquired the naming rights to the stadium where the Tennessee Titans play.