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.
- Black Lives Matter Tokyo (Facebook)
- Black Lives Matter Osaka (Linktree)
- Protesters hit Tokyo and Osaka streets with rallies against racism and police brutality (Ryusei Takahashi & Eric Johnston, The Japan Times)
- Why we’re marching for black lives in Japan (Ayana Wyse, The Japan Times)
- Once upon a time … in Azabu Juban (Austin Freeman, The Japan Times)
- ‘No justice, no peace’: The sentiment that resonates in America, Japan and all over the world (Baye McNeil, The Japan Times)
- Naomi Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter (Reuters, The Japan Times)
- Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police (Mari Saito, Reuters)
- Video footage of the Kurdish man’s encounter with the police (Twitter)
- Kurly in Kansai on Twitter
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