Yasuharu Inoue, head of the Tokyo-based committee, that came up with the idea of a mobile mosque for Muslim residents of the Kanto region. The truck, about 12 meters long and about 2.5 meters wide when it drives on the road, has sides that expand, making the inside a 48-square-meter prayer room that can accommodate more than 50 people at once.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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Infrastructure is being improved to accommodate visitors to Japan of various nationalities, cultures and religions. However, the nation is short of places of worship for Islam — one of the three major religions in the world. I'm a Buddhist, but I wanted to create an environment where everyone can say their prayers at ease.
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