Japan’s approach to Islam is that it feels there is no need to apologize for its negative position regarding Islam. The distinction between business and social norms/nationalism is made clear with boundaries as mentioned above.
The country also has an interesting way of dealing with foreigners, especially Muslims. The Japanese have a gentle temperament, showing tranquility and serenity towards foreigners, and in turn, foreigners will give respect in a polite manner. The way the discrimination matter is handled is subtle… For instance, a Japanese diplomat will not raise his/her voice or speak roughly in front of foreigners. The second part of the handling of this matter is the response to questions about such discrimination. The official response is simply no response, or to pass up the matter to one’s superiors, knowing that an answer will not come, as a truthful answer would cause anger, and he will not give an answer that is not true.
There is very little Muslim presence in Japan because the negative attitude towards Islam and its adherents is EVERYWHERE inside society, from the common street person to companies and organizations to government officials. There are no human rights organizations offering support to Muslims. Muslims are not illegally brought in. Muslims will find almost no legal support for permits for living arrangements in Japan.
There is little Muslim immigration also because of how Japan views relationships between employees and companies. Migrant workers are usually seen as taking jobs from Japanese workers. The work relationship is much stronger in Japan than in the West, which keeps out migrant workers whose loyalties may shift at any moment for any reason.