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Asia Insight

#BlackLivesMatter shines light on racism in Japan and across Asia

George Floyd's death finally gets Asians talking about inclusiveness

JADA NAGUMO and NANA SHIBATA, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- "One time, a man told me to 'straighten my hair like a Japanese girl' if I wanted a boyfriend," said 35-year-old Temple University student Juniper Alexander. For her, that was just the tip of the iceberg of racial discrimination she has faced while living in Japan.

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