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Shosuke Ryu

Shosuke Ryu

Business Engineer at SoftBank Corporation at SoftBank Corp.
  • A critical indication regarding to the racism issue in Japan.

    Due to its history, "Sakoku" in which foreigners was intentionally locked out from entry, and its relatively short experience of dealing with other cultures, the perception of the other race still is a unpleasant topic to discuss.

    This avoidance

    A critical indication regarding to the racism issue in Japan.

    Due to its history, "Sakoku" in which foreigners was intentionally locked out from entry, and its relatively short experience of dealing with other cultures, the perception of the other race still is a unpleasant topic to discuss.

    This avoidance, and blindness is the soil for racism to grow.

    Japan is currently going through the discussion of foreign workers acceptance. It seems like that economic impact is not the only thing we have to deal with.

    "after the 2018 Osaka earthquake, many tweets used the word gaijin, meaning “outsider” or “foreigner.” Whether makeshift posters in the 1923 or fake-news retweets in 2018, the racial bias remains just below the surface."