Hi Blog. Your taxes at work again, steeling the foreign enclaves in Tokyo for being carded and treated like criminal suspects during the G8 Summit–more than 700 kilometers away in Hokkaido.
Received from a NJ friend, who got his on Friday, June 13, 2008, 6:30PM at Roppongi Crossing right as he exited the subway station. Not handed out as far as I know to the general public in an area without a NJ population:
Never mind that Roppongi isn’t a hitherto designated “security zone” (unlike, as the Yomiuri reported in their April 14, 2008 podcast, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro), and that this notice wasn’t handed out AFAIK in other parts of Tokyo. I guess this notice isn’t necessary where there aren’t enough foreigners. Or something. Doesn’t matter. Any excuse to keep expanding the security radius.
It’s of a genre so far. More police warnings so far related to the G8 Summit on Debito.org here.
And I too was stopped (along with other White, and only other White, people) in Chitose Airport for a security and ID check after baggage claim. I voice recorded it and took photos. I should have that up by tomorrow, if I have time. Arudou Debito back in Sapporo