2012.1.19 KIP Forum "Discrimination and prejudice in America"
By Koichi Itoh, Director of KIP, Chairman of Itoh Building Co., Director of American Funds.

Forum in January:One of the directors of KIP, Mr. Koichi Ito gave us a speech about discrimination issues that are untouched in many cases, based on his own experiences in both Japan and the United States. He talked about the discrimination in the US, a country that is worldly recognized as a place of liberty, such the discrimination against African Americans, looking back to his own experience and the history of discrimination in the US. He mentioned that Japanese people were not the exception of the target of the discrimination and that there were discrimination concerning the Occupation Army. In the latter part of his speech, Mr. Ito talked about social integration issues as one of the discrimination in Japan. The difference between the Japanese way of dealing with discrimination issues and that of American was raised as his question to the attendees. (Shunichiro Nakano)