Saul J. Takahashi

Saul J. Takahashi is a human rights lawyer and activist based in Tokyo. He has authored numerous publications in English and Japanese, including Human Rights and Drug Control: the False Dichotomy (Hart Publishing, 2016), Human Rights, Human Security, and State Security: the Intersection (Praeger Security, 2015), and a Japanese language book on human rights in Palestine.

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Amnesty International’s new drug policy puts it on a slippery slope

August 29, 2018
By: Saul J. Takahashi

Human rights arguments for decriminalizing drug use are often flawed, and in essence assert a right ...


Self-interest argument for refugee admission backfires in Japan

June 15, 2016
By: Saul J. Takahashi

Japan fails to protect refugees—but arguing it should do so because its aging society needs new immigrants ...