Islam in Japan 概要版 (draft 2015)

The main purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the construction of mosques by the Muslim community in Japan and the religious and other social activities that take place around mosques, and to convey the current situation of ‘Islam in Japan’. It begins by reviewing the changes in the Muslim population in Japan, then introduces the above-mentioned activities, and discusses their incorporation and relationship with Japanese society, with a view to the issues of the future survival of the Muslim community.