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An ethnic Korean singer has said that she hopes the transformation of her hometown, from a site fighting decades of discrimination to a place promoting peace and human rights, will lead to Japanese society becoming more inclusive.

Chong Ami, who was a member of the major Japanese theater group Shiki Theatre Company for more than 10 years, sang “Arirang” during a ceremony marking the opening of a museum chronicling the history of her hometown Utoro on Saturday.

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