Tokyo Interlopers is all about giving underrepresented people a voice. We believe that by giving minority groups or marginalized people a chance to speak up and be heard, we can raise awareness on their plight and hopefully effect change in society. After all, we all have a story tell.

This site is a compendium of pictures and stories, personal accounts of foreigners (immigrant workers, trainees, international students, expats, visitors, etc.) and mixed-race or second- and third-generation Japanese people. We believe in diversity and an inclusive society, which is not about being similar, but living in harmony despite differences. If we open our hearts and minds to welcome individuals who are disproportionately disadvantaged or are often left behind, it will only benefit us all. Let’s celebrate human differences across gender, race, economic status, and physical and intellectual capabilities.
移民労働者、研究生、留学生、駐在員、観光客・・・東京の様々な外国人やハーフ、2世・3世など日本にゆかりがある人たちへの取材を通じて多様性を受け入れられる共生社会を目指しています。共生社会とは、皆が同じような生き方をするのではなく、ちがいと調和しながら生きていくことだと信じています。社会から取り残されたマイノリティの声を聞き、心を開くことで、誰もが恩恵を受ける社会になると考えています。性別、人種、経済的地位、身体・知的のキャパシティーなど様々な枠を乗り越え、人類の多様性を祝いませんか?

 

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Isaac “Tac” Aquino