Buraku Liberation News, May 1998 issue (No.102)

For our new readers

What is Buraku ?

Buraku is a Japanese word referring to village or hamlet. However, this word is usually used to refer to communities where discriminated-against Buraku people reside.

Buraku people or Burakumin (min refers to people) are the largest discriminated-against population in Japan. They are not a racial or a national minority, but a caste-like minority among the ethnic Japanese.