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Liberty Osaka: Osaka Human Rights Museum (Ribati Osaka)

Liberty Osaka: Osaka Human Rights Museum (Ribati Osaka) Review

In a country that often falls back on the myth of everyone living in egalitarian harmony, Liberty Osaka is one of the city's more unique sights. The museum delves into issues of discrimination in Japan based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical disabilities. In addition to an English-language audio guide and a 30-page booklet detailing the museum's contents, each section has a documentary video with English subtitles. The highly informed volunteer staff is happy to answer questions about the permanent and temporary exhibits. Although it's less centrally located than some of Osaka's other sights, Liberty Osaka is highly recommended for anyone interested in issues regarding discrimination. The museum is closed the fourth Friday of each month. To get here, take the JR Loop Line to Ashihara Station and walk south along the main road 656 yards. The museum will be on your right.

Updated: 09-20-2013

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