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Japan: The Land Without Muslims
Posted on May 22, 2013 by Admin 490 Comments
The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.
By: Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Latest update: May 20th, 2013
There are countries in the world, mainly in Europe, that are presently undergoing significant cultural transformations as a result of Muslim immigration. France, Germany, Belgium and Holland are interesting examples of cases where immigration from Muslim countries, together with the Muslims’ high fertility rate, effects every area of life.
It is interesting to know that there is a country in the world whose official and public approach to the Muslim matter is totally different. This country is Japan. This country keeps a very low profile on all levels regarding the Muslim matter: On the diplomatic level, senior political figures from Islamic countries almost never visit Japan, and Japanese leaders rarely visit Muslim countries. The relations with Muslim countries are based on concerns such as oil and gas, which Japan imports from some Muslim countries. The official policy of Japan is not to give citizenship to Muslims who come to Japan, and even permits for permanent residency are given sparingly to Muslims.
Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture. Few academic institutions teach the Arabic language. It is very difficult to import books of the Qur’an to Japan, and Muslims who come to Japan, are usually employees of foreign companies. In Japan there are very few mosques. The official policy of the Japanese authorities is to make every effort not to allow entry to Muslims, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Japanese society expects Muslim men to pray at home.
Japanese companies seeking foreign workers specifically note that they are not interested in Muslim workers. And any Muslim who does manage to enter Japan will find it very difficult to rent an apartment. Anywhere a Muslim lives, the neighbors become uneasy. Japan forbids the establishment of Islamic organizations, so setting up Islamic institutions such as mosques and schools is almost impossible. In Tokyo there is only one imam.
In contrast with what is happening in Europe, very few Japanese are drawn to Islam. If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she will be considered an outcast by her social and familial environment. There is no application of Shari’a law in Japan. There is some food in Japan that is halal, kosher according to Islamic law, but it is not easy to find it in the supermarket.
The Japanese approach to Muslims is also evidenced by the numbers: in Japan there are 127 million residents, but only ten thousand Muslims, less than one hundredth of a percent. The number of Japanese who have converted is thought to be few. In Japan there are a few tens of thousands of foreign workers who are Muslim, mainly from Pakistan, who have managed to enter Japan as workers with construction companies. However, because of the negative attitude towards Islam they keep a low profile.
There are several reasons for this situation:
First, the Japanese tend to lump all Muslims together as fundamentalists who are unwilling to give up their traditional point of view and adopt modern ways of thinking and behavior. In Japan, Islam is perceived as a strange religion, that any intelligent person should avoid.
Second, most Japanese have no religion, but behaviors connected with the Shinto religion along with elements of Buddhism are integrated into national customs . In Japan, religion is connected to the nationalist concept, and prejudices exist towards foreigners whether they are Chinese, Korean, Malaysian or Indonesian, and Westerners don’t escape this phenomenon either. There are those who call this a “developed sense of nationalism” and there are those who call this “racism”. It seems that neither of these is wrong.
And Third, the Japanese dismiss the concept of monotheism and faith in an abstract god, because their world concept is apparently connected to the material, not to faith and emotions. It seems that they group Judaism together with Islam. Christianity exists in Japan and is not regarded negatively, apparently because the image of Jesus perceived in Japan is like the images of Buddha and Shinto.
The most interesting thing in Japan’s approach to Islam is the fact that the Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam. They make a clear distinction between their economic interest in resources of oil and gas from Muslim countries, which behooves Japan to maintain good relations with these countries on the one hand, and on the other hand, the Japanese nationalist viewpoints, which see Islam as something that is suitable for others, not for Japan, and therefore the Muslims must remain outside.
Because the Japanese have a gentle temperament, and project serenity and tranquility toward foreigners, foreigners tend to relate to the Japanese with politeness and respect. A Japanese diplomat would never raise his voice or speak rudely in the presence of foreigners, therefore foreigners relate to the Japanese with respect, despite their racism and discrimination against Muslims in the matter of immigration. A Japanese official who is presented with an embarrassing question regarding the way the Japanese relate to Muslims, will usually refrain from answering, because he knows that a truthful answer would arouse anger, and he is both unable and unwilling to give an answer that is not true. He will smile but not answer, and if pressed, he will ask for time so that his superiors can answer, while he knows that this answer will never come.
Japan manages to remain a country almost without a Muslim presence because Japan’s negative attitude toward Islam and Muslims pervades every level of the population, from the man in the street to organizations and companies to senior officialdom. In Japan, contrary to the situation in other countries, there are no “human rights” organizations to offer support to Muslims’ claims against the government’s position. In Japan no one illegally smuggles Muslims into the country to earn a few yen, and almost no one gives them the legal support they would need in order to get permits for temporary or permanent residency or citizenship.
Another thing that helps the Japanese keep Muslim immigration to their shores to a minimum is the Japanese attitude toward the employee and employment. Migrant workers are perceived negatively in Japan, because they take the place of Japanese workers. A Japanese employer feels obligated to employ Japanese workers even if it costs much more than it would to employ foreign workers. The traditional connection between an employee and employer in Japan is much stronger than in the West, and the employer and employee feel a mutual commitment to each other: an employer feels obligated to give his employee a livelihood, and the employee feels obligated to give the employer the fruit of his labor. This situation does not encourage the acceptance of foreign workers, whose commitment to the employers is low.
The fact that the public and the officials are united in their attitude against Muslim immigration has created a sort of iron wall around Japan that Muslims lack both the permission and the capability to overcome. This iron wall silences the world’s criticism of Japan in this matter, because the world understands that there is no point in criticizing the Japanese, since criticism will not convince them to open the gates of Japan to Muslim immigration.
Japan is teaching the whole world an interesting lesson: there is a direct correlation between national heritage and permission to immigrate: a people that has a solid and clear national heritage and identity will not allow the unemployed of the world to enter its country; and a people whose cultural heritage and national identity is weak and fragile, has no defense mechanisms to prevent a foreign culture from penetrating into its country and its land.
Originally published at Middle East and Terrorism under the title, A Country without Muslims. Translated into English by Sally Zahav.
About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.
VIDEO: Check this deeply embarrassing Muslim outburst at a Japanese airport security check-in. The Muslim (of course) is yelling at the Japanese officials for doing a security check on his wife who they apparently are not allowed to touch. The poor mild-mannered Japanese stare wide-eyed at the sheer and shameful lunacy of his behavior. They would probably commit harakiri before they could ever have the shame of behaving this way.
Background: This Pakistani Muslim and family illegally entered Japan, claiming refugee status saying their life had been threatened by the Taliban. But his application was denied by Japanese officials. So he concocted a story about how his daughter was sick and needed medical help. While the Japanese were reviewing his application again, he grew impatient and barged into the immigration office, demanding a decision immediately, or else he and his family were going to commit suicide right there. He was quickly deported.
Japan is one of the few countries intelligent enougn to realize that islam is a nazi-like, nihilistic death-cult, that only understand one language: death and violence
Good for Japan. the West needs to do the same.
TO A, I say If the Japanese read the quran as it is all they will find is how truly hateful it is to ALL non-believers ( people of true peace) it is time that book was re-written to remove ALL the verses of hate then and only then might the rest of us trust you That is the will of Allah.
It is good to see the intelligence of Japan in regards to the moronic insanity of islam.
1. Islams No 1 so called prophet murdered dozens and called for the death of thousands. How do you have a religious person, a so called prophet of God, that murders? Logic should dictate that the word murderer and prophet have no connection.
2. Islams so called religious book, calls for the death of the infidel i.e. all non-muslims.
How do you have a religious book that then calls for the death of all non-muslims, a book which clearly dictates the murder of “the people of the book” i.e. Christians and Jews. Arguments which have no attention to clearly delineated dispensations, inclusive of the murder of peoples in nations that are clearly blessed i.e. traditional Judeo-Christian nations, of which these muslims desperately seek to escape to, show the further insanity of these deluded, insane, sick muslims.
So what you have is a religion that has as its prophet a murder, a pedophile etc who calls for the murder of anyone who is not a muslim. You would have to be a 100% moron to consider that God would have created or endorsed such a disgusting tragedy. Sadly I live next to these people and I am in direct connection to the sickness of these people.
Japan you are blessed for keeping these people at bay.
The reason for the mixture of these people in the world is found via the original evil of the non-christian organisation i.e. mystery babylon i.e. the vatican “mother of all harlots i.e. the creator of islam; to take Jerusalem from the Jews and true Christians and further unleash evil into this world; evidenced via the deal done to allow catholic churches side by side with mosques in arabic countries. Allowance to kill the real biblical Christians, especially those countries around the Mediterranean.
Inclusive within this period, the plan to mix the races for the UN’s vision of the one world government and WWIII i.e. To have such hostility in those nations where muslims are spread. to have people kill each other in the hatred that is brewing i.e. Agenda 21 (UN), depopulate the planet to 500 million.
Islam is a fabrication, an evil, a joke; its people beguiled, deluded; a people who will have the rude shock of the lie of a promised paradise. Regarding the theosophical, illuminati, freemason, luciferic plan, all muslims will have to accept the coming one world luciferic religion. Arabs, you have been lied to and used for centuries.
When you consider than no fewer than 2000 nuclear bombs have been detonated around the world since 1945, you must seriously address what sort of minds are ruling this world? It is obvious to me that evil has to be ruling this planet i.e. the god of this world, lucifer, is demonic, as are the puppets that follow him. Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many there are that go therein, obviously inclusive of all muslims.
True but if the Nazis had won they would have turned on the muslims they were only a means to an end
Japan beware. I have checked somethings on a few countries and this is what i got about budhists, hindus, christians etc and how they were persecuted in just india. I am now checking afghanistan , iran and indonesia too. Muslims have raped, killed, persecuted, forcibly converted ‘millions’. Not just by one ruler or one war but systematically for a thousand years!!! Unbelievable? Read the links. Read how they write on their tombs, coffins, letters etc on how dirty non muslims are and how happy they are to kill or convert buddhists or anyone. Mahmud of gaznavi, Timur, Tipu Sultan etc are just few among many many who were happy to kill, rape and convert. Thank god japan is intelligent and strong, not weak and ‘appeasing’ like Tibet and India!
I am not sure when this statement was post! Well I am a 100% Muslim youth of 29 years old and I’ve reverted a Japanese women who was 12 years older than me at my age of only 24 years old, and we are married for almost last 7 years, I haven’t face any trouble entering Japan, and neither living in Japan. Also my parents in Laws are non-Muslims, Still I’ve got full respect from them and neighbors. even people on the road. I lived Tokyo, Nagoya, Nishio and Osaka. Moreover, now for last 3 or 4 years I am observing that Islam and Halal tourism growing in japan. finally last year end Japan has offered entry to japan for 4 countries without any special visa required. and now Halal food, qibla direction at hotel rooms and even prayer rooms and many huge mosques are available in Japan. Masha Allah and Alhamdhulillah.. I love Japan, Japanese people are kind, generous and peaceful people. and Japanese are so easy to convince!
But they are far better suicide soldiers than Muslims should they have to defend themselves, and would eliminate Islam to oblivion.
Congratulations Hassan! you won over a Japanese woman, who, culturally speaking, at that age if she is still single, was clearly desperate and of course easy pickings — certainly eager to run into the arms of the next asshole that was even remotely nice to her… so don’t pat yourself on the back too hard.
I guarantee you the “full respect” you claim to “get” from her parents is a facade — 体面 “Shutsuen” (for appearances sake) — and they are genuinely disappointed, if not horrified, that their daughter married a muslim man. While most Japanese wouldn’t show it outwardly, they are at the very least uncomfortable when around your type… and while you and your family may be perfectly decent people, you likely spook the locals. But I am doubting you could be considered anything even near “decent” as evidenced by the hubris of your closing sentence “Japanese are so easy to convince!”
No matter what you believe, you will never be fully accepted into Japanese society, if at all.
Well done Japan don’t let them call you racist your government policies have protected there culture and way of life. Better than the tosser in the UK we will have our day
Japan’s Treatment of Muslims-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor:
An email alleges that tight restrictions are in place to prevent the spread of Islam in Japan because Muslims are viewed as “fundamentalists” who are not willing to deviate from Muslim laws.
This eRumor contains false claims and generalizations about Japan’s treatment of Muslims.
The Japanese government regularly welcomes political leaders from Islamic and Arabic states. In July 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the Islamic Diplomatic Corps to Japan, an official government press release reports.
“I have found that a fundamental aspect of the spirit of Islam is harmony with and love for others,” Prime Minister Abe said. “I believe therein lie points of commonality with the Japanese spirit, which is founded on co-existence….”
Islamic and Arabic studies are also not restricted in Japan, as the eRumor suggests. It’s true that the International University of Japan in Tokyo does not offer courses on Arabic or Islamic languages — however, the only language courses the university offers are English and Japanese, according to the university’s website.
Still, the Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo features an extensive offering of such courses, and it regularly features political and academic leaders from various Islamic and Arabic states, according to the school’s website.
The eRumor’s claim that Muslims cannot become Japanese citizens is also false, according to a Japanese blog that specializes in immigration issues called “Becoming Legally Japanese.”
“Because there is no place on the written online application for one’s religion, the Ministry of Justice can’t publish statistics showing the religions (or races) of naturalization candidates; they can only publish sex and former nationality statistics,” the blog reports. “However, looking at the nationality statistics, we can find hundreds of examples of people from Islamic states (ex. Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan) as well as people from nation-states where the official state religion is Islam (ex. Egypt) and greater than 90 percent of the population is Muslim. Doing a quick web search, I can find Japanese immigration lawyers who specialize in people from Indonesia and brag of a 100 percent success rate.”
Japan requires special visas for visitors, workers and students who are not from one of 66 countries that Japan has a “general visa exemption arrangement” with, according to an official website. But there are no official travel restrictions on Muslims, or practitioners of any other faith.
It’s also untrue that Japan does not allow Arabic or Islamic schools in the country. The International Islamia School Otsuka in Tokyo is just one example.
Additionally, the Japanese government funded construction of a number of madrasas that were completed in Afghanistan in December 2012, Pajhwok Afghan News reports.
There are also no restrictions on Japanese women marrying Muslim men, according to the Islamic Center of Japan’s website.
The eRumor’s allegation that a Japanese woman would be “considered an outcast forever” by her family for marrying a Muslim man — like many other allegations in the eRumor — is a generalization that is impossible to prove or disprove.
You live in a magical fantasy world… even if 1-2 of you slip through the system via marriage/job, you will never be able to Trojan Horse your backward-ass sharia law and accompanying horrors.
What a bulls shit article. The authors name says it all. Modechai is a jew who is spreading anti Islamic crap. There are many Muslims in Japan. Japanese women are married to Muslim men. There are cultural Arabic centres in Tokyo. The Japanese iman picture above became aware of Islam through dawa In Japan. His video is on aljazeera. There are over 40 mosques in Japan, just Wikipedia it. . This guy says there is one. You guys who just read an article without verifying the source and info are exactly what the writer is looking for.
Japan is the smartest in dealing with the barbaric, murderous, lying, kidnapping, slave making, wife beating and killing, enemy of the civilized world. We need to create more Muslim free countries in the world, before it is too late to stop their planned take over of us all.