Posted on December 8, 2021

US Embassy in Tokyo Warns of ‘Suspected Racial Profiling’ by Japanese Police

Monique Beals, The Hill, December 4, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issued a tweet on Sunday warning that foreigners were being stopped by Japanese police in “suspected racial profiling incidents.”

“The U.S. Embassy has received reports of foreigners stopped and searched by Japanese police in suspected racial profiling incidents. Several were detained, questioned, and searched,” the tweet said.


The embassy’s warning message came not long after Japan closed its borders to foreigners amid concerns surrounding the omicron variant.