If you were a muslim girl walking down the street in Japan would you be respected or disrespected? ( muslim woman wearing head scarf)
Are Muslims respected in Japan?
I have found that getting and receiving respect is less of a cultural question than one of how do you react and interact with others. First start off with an attitude that you respect them, and you typically will get respect back. Of course there will be some that do not give it back, but that is their problem and loss, not yours.
In my experience, people might find it unusual, but I don't believe they would be disrespectful at all. Depending on the region of Japan you might be in the extreme minority, and might draw attention, since some people might not have seen a woman wearing a headscarf before. However the Japanese people generally respond to the unusual with interest and respect - the worst I would worry about would be them wanting to ask you questions!
Most Japanese do not exclusively identify themselves as adherents of a single religion; rather, they incorporate elements of various religions in a syncretic fashion known as Shinbutsu shugo. Japan enjoys full religious freedom and minority religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism are practiced