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#BBCtrending: Using Google Maps to track racism in Japan

18 March 2014 Last updated at 19:07 GMT

Activists in Japan are using a novel way to tackle racism.

They're using Google Maps to pinpoint xenophobic graffiti in Shin-Okubo, a part of Tokyo with a large ethnic Korean community.

As we reported on our radio programme, Google Maps is being used to highlight the rise of the "netouyo" or online nationalists.

Anne-Marie Tomchak of #BBCtrending reports on the social media drive against racism in Japan.

Produced by Dean Arnett

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