Tag: Muslims

Islam in Japan

As I have written about here, here and here, Japan is not isolated from Islam’s exodus out of the Middle East. When I first came to Japan over 20 years ago, I never saw anyone wearing Muslim garb. Now, I see women wearing burqa in my traditional working class neighborhood,……

98.29% Japanese

Twice each year, Japan’s Ministry of Justice publishes statistics on foreign residents in Japan (current as of June 2015).

Population of Japan: 126,958,000
Non-Japanese residents: 2,172,892

Non-Japanese (NJ) residents make up just 1.71% of the overall population. Not surprisingly, the majority of these are from Asia, which accounts……