People use a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district earlier this month. Photo: AP
People use a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district earlier this month. Photo: AP
Japan

Japan’s pandemic-era isolation sparks concerns of rising xenophobia amid anti-foreigner backlash

  • A campaign against non-citizens voting, amid claims ‘80,000 Chinese people’ could move to Tokyo, followed an unusual US embassy warning on racial profiling
  • The incidents are feeding worries that Japan is souring on immigration as it approaches a third year of pandemic-driven border closures and economic upheaval

Topic |   Japan
People use a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district earlier this month. Photo: AP
People use a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district earlier this month. Photo: AP
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