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Japan’s pariah descendants fight present-day discrimination

Explore the little-known community in Japan that is fighting against discrimination – the . Despite being ethnically identical to their fellow countrymen, the burakumin are descendants of feudal-era workers who were marginalized due to their involvement in tasks deemed unclean.

Presently, around two million individuals self-identify as burakumin, facing ongoing discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, and marriage. This video delves into the challenges this community confronts and sheds light on their continued struggle for equality and acceptance in contemporary Japan.

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