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Ethnic issues in Japan: Quiz


Question 1: Although foreign professors teach throughout the Japanese higher education system, Robert J. Geller of ________ reported, in 1992, that it was extremely rare for them to be given tenure.
University of TokyoOsaka UniversityPeking UniversityKyoto University

Question 2: Although some have become permanent residents or even ________, they are generally perceived as short-term visitors and treated as outside of Japanese society.
United StatesRefugeeIllegal immigrationNaturalization

Question 3: Culturally, Okinawa is also close to southern ________, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia reflecting its long history of trade with these regions.
Religion in ChinaTime in ChinaProvince (China)China

Question 4: The ________, the most widely spoken Ryukyuan language, is related to Japanese from Japonic Languages.
Okinawan languageUvular consonantAlveolo-palatal consonantAlveolar consonant

Question 5: Sales of Japanese translations of the book ________ (ちびくろサンボ chibikuro sanbo) and dolls were halted by protests by foreign residents and international pressure in 1988.
LondonUnited KingdomLittle Black SamboSambo (racial term)

Question 6: Indeed, an investigator from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) said, racism against ________ and Chinese is deeply rooted in Japan because of history and culture.
South KoreaKorean diasporaKoryo-saramKoreans

Question 7: Historically, the word has often been used pejoratively and Ishihara's statement brought images of the massacre of Koreans by civilians and police alike after the ________ to mind.
1923 Great Kantō earthquakeJapanKanagawa PrefectureTokyo

Question 8: Many Korean refugees also came to the country during the ________ in the First Republic of South Korea.
Korean WarNorth KoreaKorean languageJeju Uprising

Question 9: Some Okinawans intensely resent what they perceive to be second-class treatment from the Japanese government[citation needed], especially in regard to friction with the ________ military presence in Okinawa.
CanadaUnited StatesAlaskaPhilippines

Question 10: In ________, a United Nations special rapporteur on racism and xenophobia expressed concerns about "deep and profound" racism in Japan and insufficient government recognition of the problem.

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