Hi Blog. Some new things to report about the Blog:
Debito.org was first created in 1997 as an archive of my essays up to that point. I never imagined back then that it would become a source of information on life and human rights in Japan. And I never thought it would become a daily-updated project that would take up so much of my life.
Now with the Blog (created back in Summer 2006) becoming one of the most-accessed sites here, it’s time to make it the “main page” (i.e. the first thing people see when they click on www.debito.org), with links back to the traditional, hand-built text sites that have always been the mainstay.
The Blog has also been revamped to make updates easier, make the cover page easier to read in summary, and resolve some problems that over the past month made it inaccessible from time to time (causing Google to delist us for the time being; long story, but this was due to hidden text issues I was completely unaware of. I’ve since reapplied for relisting, should be approved when Google gets through the mountain of sites in the same situation.)
I want to thank everyone for reading and contributing their thoughts to Debito.org, and I hope that the issues and information raised here help people make a better life for themselves in Japan.
Arudou Debito in Sapporo