July 14, 2013: Osaka Marches Against Racism – Natsuki Kimura – Open Salon
The war against racism rages on in Japan. On July 14, 2013, I hopped on a bullet train in Tokyo and headed west towards Osaka — Japan’s Second City, the home of big hearts — to march in the Osaka Against Racism parade. I’d spent last four months screaming at racists when they marched in Tokyo’s Korean neighborhood, but that Sunday was different — it was a chance for the anti-racists to do the marching. And what a parade it turned out to be.