On the same day, a third protest occurred in front of Twitter Japan’s headquarters, which was also in Tokyo.
Activists from this group reportedly allege that Twitter Japan has been allowing far-right accounts to thrive on its platform while silencing left-wing accounts.
There were 2 demonstrations in Tokyo today. One was in Kyobashi in front of Twitter Japan HQ. The protesters believe Twitter JP is allowing far right wing acts up while freezing left wing accts. pic.twitter.com/XF3a4qQA5W
Protests continued on Sunday in Osaka, where some 1,000 people from the Kansai chapter of Black Lives Matter showed up.
On Tuesday, public broadcaster NHK faced backlash over an animated video that attempted to explain the ongoing protests in the U.S. due to its failure to illustrate the actual problem: racism.
The video instead focused on economic grievances, and to make matters worse, featured racist stereotypes of Black people.
“Due to criticism from viewers that the animation did not accurately describe the actual problem, we have removed the video. We apologize for the lack of consideration and any unpleasant feeling it created,” NHK said, according to Kyodo News.
Joseph M. Young, the interim head of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, commented on the matter.
“While we understand @NHK’s intent to address complex racial issues in the United States, it’s unfortunate that more thought and care didn’t go into this video. The caricatures used are offensive and insensitive.”
While we understand @NHK‘s intent to address complex racial issues in the United States, it’s unfortunate that more thought and care didn’t go into this video. The caricatures used are offensive and insensitive.
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