Time to for Japan to say Sayonara to Anti-Semitism

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The island nation of Japan, hemmed in by the sea and ocean, boasts one of the most modern economies on the globe as well as a rich cultural heritage. Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, I fear that Japan may be witnessing a rise in a much uglier phenomena- that of anti-Semitism. While fortunately, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Japan has been low, they are a warning that more may arise if the Japanese government does not act. As Japan’s Jewish community is sparse, it is up to the world major Jewish organization to highlight the dangers of anti-Semitism in Japan and spur its government into action.

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(Ripped pages of three copies of Anne Frank’s Diary displayed at a Tokyo library. Jiji Press/AFP)

Recently, a Japanese daily newspaper published an advertisement for a grossly anti-Semitic author’ book. The book in question is rife with Holocaust denial and…

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