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
Japan

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

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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