Media: in Japan, almost 40 percent of foreigners were discriminated against

TOKYO, 31 Mar — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. Almost 40% of foreigners living in Japan, admitted that he had been discriminated against on a national basis, such data held by the Ministry of justice studies public broadcaster NHK.

According to him, from 2 044 employees, who had for the last five years to look for housing, 39.3 per cent said that they had received the refusal, when it became known their non-Japanese origin. At the same time, 52.5 per cent answered that they are not faced discrimination on ethnic or racial grounds.

It is also noted that 3 of the 396 people who regularly use the Internet, 41,6% said that they often see articles or statements that are offensive to foreigners, 56.2 per cent have not encountered this phenomenon.

According to the study, among those who were discriminated against, only 11% found the opportunity to declare this, 30,3% were unable to do so.

The survey of the Ministry of justice was the first of its kind study. A few years ago in the Wake of deteriorating relations with South Korea in the South-West of the country was swept by a series of so-called “statements of hate” rallies against residents in Japan and Koreans calling to rid the country of foreigners.

Then it turned out that in Japanese law there are no articles punishing for kindling of international discord. Last but not least this is due to the mono-ethnic composition of the state in which the Japanese make up about 98% of the population. The Ministry of justice intends to continue to strengthen the system of notification about facts of discrimination of foreigners.