Living Together: Minority People and Disadvantaged Groups in Japan
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ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AS Asahi Shinbun
BLL Buraku Liberation League
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEOL Equal Employment Opportunity Law
GHQ The General Headquarters (of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers)
GRI Government of the Ryūkyū Islands
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
IMADR International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism
JCP Japan Communist Party
JITCO Japan International Training Co-operation Organization
JSP Japan Socialist Party; since 1996, the Social Democratic Party of Japan
JTU Japan Teachers’ Union
LD Learning Disabilities
LDP Liberal Democratic Party
MOE Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture.  The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (since January 2001)
NPO Non-profit organization
NGO Non-governmental organization
NTT Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
PTA Parent-Teacher Association
SML Special Measures Law for Assimilation Projects
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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