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Controversy Arises Around Muslim Cemetery Development in Oita

The local assembly of Hiji Town in Oita Prefecture will request the national Government to weigh in on a Muslim cemetery’s controversial development. A plan to create a Muslim graveyard in Hiji Town is seeking approval from the local Government. Meanwhile, some locals in neighboring areas voice concern over the different treatment of dead bodies. The town maintains that this situation should have been predicted when the Government accepted more foreign workers and students and is requesting the provision of guidelines for the matter and other assistance. Currently, there are only ten or so Muslim cemeteries in Japan. Source: Oita Press / NHK

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Published: Feb 16, 2021 / Last Updated: Feb 16, 2021