According to the article “Foreign-born candidates discuss challenges and prejudice on the Tokyo campaign trail” in the April 26 edition, it still seems to be difficult for foreign people in Japan to have their voices heard. Some foreign-born candidates are faced with discrimination while others have difficulty entering politics in Japan.

What should we do to make life for them easier in this country? Both the social system and our attitude toward them will need to be changed and become more tolerant.

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