Archive for October, 2008

Suruga Bank divided equal rights.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2008 by vaibs

Suruga Bank divided equal IDs. IDs for a bank are equal between legal residents and citizens. A driver’s license is enough. But Suruga Bank divided bank accounts for citizens and for minorities. Suruga Bank segregated them, targeted minorities, and demanded double IDs only for minorities. Suruga Bank denied a bank account even if legal residents showed a driver’s license. We sued Suruga Bank. It’s a long struggle. We are fighting to keep our promise alive.

Don’t spy on me.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2008 by vaibs

SURUGA Bank illegally obtained nationality records from non-citizens. It breached Personal Information Protection Act in Japan, article 16. Article 16 prohibitts out-of -purpose use as safeguards against discrimination. But SURUGA Bank demanded an”alien card,” although I showed a driver’s licence. Suruga Bank denied a bank account, just a deposit account because Suruga Bank did not obtain an “alien card.”

VAIBS movement

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 by vaibs

SURUGA Bank restricted a bank account for minorities. The discriminatory bank demanded mandatory submission of an “alien card.” Although we showed a driver’s license, the illegal bank denied a bank account. SURUGA Bank’s unequal treatment had no reason. Our movement sought equality and integration in a bank account. After VAIBS sued SURUGA Bank, it repealed the discriminatory policy. We defeated the discriminatory bank SURUGA.

Racial segregation in SURUGA Bank

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2008 by vaibs

SURUGA Bank did not open a bank account because minorities did not show an “alien card” for ID, even if minorities submit a driver’s license. The discriminatory bank forced minorities into a minority-only ID requirement. There were separate ID requirements in SURUGA Bank. Although Banking Identification Act in Japan does not separate minorities from Japanese citizens, SURUGA Bank divided them for no reason. It was not until February 2007 that things began to change. An organization named VAIBS, Victims Against Illegal Bank SURUGA, began to rally for equal rights for minorities in Japan. VAIBS protested at the way they were treated. After VAIBS sued SURUGA Bank, the illegal bank suspended its dividing policy. VAIBS forced SURUGA Bank to integrate minorities and citizens in Japan, making SURUGA Bank the last bank to have minority-only ID requirement.

SURUGA Bank’s racial profiling

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2008 by vaibs

Banking Identification Act in Japan does not separate legal minority residents from Japanese citizens. For opening a bank account, minorities and citizens are treated equally under the law. But SURUGA Bank segregated minorities in bank account requirements. The illegal bank did not explain the reason for this division because there was no reason. After we sued SURUGA Bank, the discriminatory bank repealed its unequal policy. Our movement’s aim is to restore minorities liberty and eradicate segregation.