Did you know?: Japan is not without minorities

Did you know?: Japan is not without minorities

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

To the outsider, Japan may look remarkably homogeneous with most of its 124 million people sharing the same features, language and customs. However, the country is not without  minorities, including a kind of invisible minority known as the Burakumin. Burakumin (literally, village people) are an “invisible” minority because it is not their appearance or ethnicity that sets them apart but, historically, their class.



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