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Celebrating Eid ul Adha in Tokyo

This week Muslims across Japan celebrated the Islamic festival of Eid ul Adha which brought together people from many different ethnic groups. Near mosques, young children could be seen running around with their families, and friends enjoyed the occasion.

Exploring the Mori Digital Art Museum

Mori Digital Art Museum in Tokyo features a collection of artworks that form one borderless world, where art moves freely from one room to another, thus making every room unique in its own style.

Families Belong Together

More than thirty protesters gather in Shibuya, Tokyo to increase pressure on decision makers to ensure justice for families crossing the US-Mexico border and to put an end to the Trump administration’s inhumane and cruel policy of separating children from their parents.

The Thrum of the Tokyo Toy Show

The thrum of animatronics and squeals of dolls rang in the air of Tokyo for the week of June 8th, yet no children ran around with excitement. Instead, an army clad in business attire was present, though the feeling of youth remained within the customarily stoic Japanese air.

Water Protectors Confront Japanese Banks

The campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline launched in December 2016 by a handful of Japanese activists entered a new round of activity this month when two Native Americans, who are Standing Rock Water Protectors, visited Japan, aiming at grassroots alliance-building with international indigenous groups.