Muslims residing in Japan offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in 2015. Photo: AP Muslims residing in Japan offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in 2015. Photo: AP
Muslims residing in Japan offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in 2015. Photo: AP

In Japan, plan for dedicated Muslim cemetery in Hiji faces opposition from locals

  • There are just seven Muslim burial sites in the country, meaning bereaved families must travel far from their homes and at great cost
  • Hiji residents’ claims that burials will contaminate the soil and water have been dismissed by Muslim leaders in Japan, where cremation is more common

Topic |   Japan
Muslims residing in Japan offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in 2015. Photo: AP Muslims residing in Japan offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in 2015. Photo: AP
Muslims residing in Japan offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in 2015. Photo: AP
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