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Episode 53: Why Japan needs Black Lives Matter

by Oscar Boyd

STAFF WRITER

On May 25, George Floyd was killed by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, sparking protests across the United States and the rest of the world — including in Japan.

We hear from staff reporter Ryusei Takahashi about last weekend’s demonstrations in Tokyo, Black Lives Matter Kansai organizer Ayana Wyse about the Osaka marches and from Japan Times contributor Austin Freeman, who recounts his experiences of police harassment here in Tokyo.

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