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Hiroshima Univ. associate prof. posts racist tweet against Chinese

  • August 11, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 24
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Hiroshima University Graduate School associate professor Ito Ryuta, who specializes in international politics, posted a discriminatory remark on his Twitter account, saying, “We don’t need to seriously deal with Chinese people, who are morally inferior,” it was learned on Aug. 10. A student group working against discrimination has launched a campaign for collecting signatures to call on the multiple universities where Ito teaches to dismiss him, saying he has repeatedly posted problematic remarks.

 

In an interview with Kyodo News, Ito admitted that the remark had the potential to fuel prejudice even though he did not intend the remark to be discriminatory. He apologized and said, “I regret that I did not exercise enough caution.” (Abridged)

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