Youth for Human Rights Japanese Chapter Promotes Human Rights in Los Angeles

Mr. Goto, from the Youth for Human Rights chapter of Japan, educated Japanese American students about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Mr. Goto, from the Youth for Human Rights chapter of Japan, educated Japanese American students about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
2008-08-28 09:02:24 – Mr. Yukimasa Goto is a human rights advocate and the coordinator of the Youth for Human Rights International Chapter of Japan. While visiting Los Angeles he educated students at the Japanese language school about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Mr. Goto covered racial discrimination and bullying as violations of basic human rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration.

The children, who are not only Japanese American but other ethnicities as well, including Latino and Korean, spoke of the damage caused by violations of human rights. They gave examples from their personal experience when they have seen human rights violated.

I can’t help but wonder how the Japanese school children would have felt about quotes such as the following from that esteemed humanitarian, Lafayette Ron Hubbard:

There is no more madder nation than Japan. And you walk down the street in Japan and you say to some Japanese, “Blah-d-blah, blither-blither,” something of the sort. And he says, “I withhold my foul breath from your face,” and “Yes,” and so on. And he goes on down the street. And you told him that you were on your way home and you wanted him to go on to the office. And he took it that you were on your way to the office and you wanted to go home.

It’s supposed to be a terribly hard language. It’s not a hard language. It’s as simple as baby talk, really.

(The Perception of Truth, Logics 1-7)

For more on Hubbard’s view of the Japanese, see here.

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