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Euphemistically called burakumin ('hamlet people'), the members of these
communities, though indistinguishable physically from non-burakumin Japanese,
are descendants of a combination of ritually 'unclean' people (butchers, ...
That intimidation is a preferred alternative to legal sanctions is illustrated by
official toleration of the activities of the Burakumin Liberation League (BLL). The
denunciation tactics of this group have made it very powerful when it confronts ...
connected with the burakumin can be found in Frank K. Upham, Law and Social
Change in Postwar Japan, Harvard University Press, 1977, chapter 3, esp. pp.
116-17, 123. 49 Burakumin are three and a half times more likely than ...
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