Educational Issues of Muslim Migrants in Japan

Shiro Ito


This report analyzes educational interests of Muslim immigrant families in Japan. It explores the kind of education the Muslim people want for their children and the educational issues they face. The research used data from qualitative interviews conducted by the author, who visited several mosques in Tokyo to interview more than 50 families in 2001. One of the worries and hopes that foreign Muslims in Japan possess concerns their children’s education. This research found that these parents worry about Japanese cultural influence on their children. Some Muslim parents in Japan feel that it is necessary to build Muslim schools where they can maintain consistency among their home, their school, and their community.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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