Japan’s Diverse Olympic Stars Reflect a Country That’s Changing (Slowly)

Japan’s Diverse Olympic Stars Reflect a Country That’s Changing (Slowly)

Hannah Beech and Hikari Hida, The New York Times – 27 July 2021

A symbol of change, Japan’s eagerness to display their diversity can be seen in the opening ceremony roles given to two multiracial athletes. However, according to this article on The New York Times, Japan “must still contend with xenophobia in a society whose ideas of nationhood are tied to race”.

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