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In one very special case the JSP, together with the communists, helps defuse
what might otherwise be a permanent source of trouble: the 'former outcast'
communities. Euphemistically called burakumin ('hamlet people'), the members
of these ...
That intimidation is a preferred alternative to legal sanctions is illustrated by
official toleration of the activities of the Burakumin Liberation League (BLL). The
denunciation tactics of this group have made it very powerful when it confronts ...
49 Burakumin are three and a half times more likely than non-burakumin
Japanese to suffer from a physical disorder, according to calculations by a BLL-
affiliated research institute. See Murakoshi Sueo and Miwa Yoshio (eds),
Konnichi no ...
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The neglected role of power
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