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: ‘The Japanese government has taken modest, but overall inadequate, steps...
Andrew in Saitama
: Welp, Jippu are already running endless reports about the demonstrations in...
: of course they don’t mention mass crimes by Japanese against NJs, e.g. human...
: Weird how Japanese authorities think illegal immigrant equals dangerous criminal. Remember,...
: It’s almost poetic. NPA says something like “In 2011 there were two cases of...
Jim Di Griz
: ‘Japan’s not institutionally racist’, I can hear them crying...
Jim di Griz
: @ Bayfield#21 Thanks for the information. Very informative. Are individual zatokukai...
Jim di Griz
: @Mainichi_struggle #11 You are onto something with your analysis of the two threads...
: @Jim (#20) I wouldn’t be surprised if they sympathize with Nazi theory but are too...
: @11 It’s just another case of “when we want it, how we want it.” When we...
: #20 JDG says: “Any idea why, anyone? Does zaitokukai allow German and Turkish...
Jim Di Griz
: I was just watching this youtube vid of the zaitikukai marching last weekend (where...
: Here is a Youtube video (30:03) of this incident being discussed in Japan’s lower...
: Rhona, it is likely that this has nothing to do with being racially profiled by...
: It’s honestly just typical, sad to say. It is indicative of the majority of...
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KAJ and Debito.org on foreign crime and racial profiling in Japan: statistical hocus-pocus
Ueda Hideaki, GOJ rep at UN Committee Against Torture, repeatedly tells people to “shut up” for audibly laughing at Japan’s human rights record
Tangent: Julian Ryall on how Japanese employees educated abroad are denied opportunities by Japanese companies
My Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Col 64 Jun 4, 2013: “By opening up the debate to the real experts, Hashimoto did history a favor”
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2012 revisions to immigration and registry laws shaking down NJ for Pension & Health Insurance back payments
Discussion: Osaka Mayor Hashimoto and GOJ WWII Sexual Slavery System: A brave debate that is suddenly and disingenuously circumspect
Good news: GOJ signs Hague Child Abductions Treaty. Bad news: GOJ will probably caveat its way out of ever following it
Asahi on arrest of Zaitokukai participant in anti-Korean demo; J-Cast on anti-Korean stuff being sold at Dietmember kaikan; Osaka sign saying “Stop Scrawling Discriminatory Graffiti”
Aichi Police online announcement about Junkai Renraku door-to-door cop visits. Happening in your neighborhood?
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 63, May 14, 2013: “Police, media must consider plight of those caught in linguistic dragnet”
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eBook GUIDEBOOK for RELOCATION and ASSIMILATION to JAPAN now on sale, US $19.99 or local currency equivalent
JDP: Abe criticizes rise of hate speech in Japan, calls it “dishonorable” and counter to “The Japanese Way of thinking”. My, how disingenuous.
Tangent on Sexual Minorities: Gay marriage trends worldwide, and how Japan’s Douseiaisha do it: Donald Keene’s marriage by Koseki adoption
NYT Editorial: Japan’s “Unnecessary Nationalism”, re the trappings of GOJ’s rightward swing
BBC, Yomiuri etc.: LDP now pushing revisionistic, jingoistic and militaristic agenda from above and below, with “Return of Sovereignty Day”, booths at Niconico Douga geek festival
NYT: Violating IOC rules, Tokyo Gov Inose bad-mouths other 2020 Olympic bidders, particularly Istanbul for being “Islamic”
Japan Times: “Student seeking Kyoto flat told: No foreigners allowed”, and how NJ tie themselves in mental knots
RocketNews: Automatic PR Status awarded to grads of Kyoto universities? Positive proposal by Kyoto Governor that will come to naught
Harbingers of further insularity: J international marriages way down, as are J students studying abroad
Discussion: “Bignose” on Cute “Kobito-zukan” comic characters for kids and NJ control fantasies?
New book: “Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight” by Hepburn & Simon (Columbia UP, 2013). Includes Japan.
TV Tokyo bangumi: “Why did you come to Japan?” interviews NJ arrivals at Narita, reifies mainstream media discourse of NJ as tourists, not residents
Now on Amazon Kindle and Barnes&Noble NOOK: Debito’s eBook novel “IN APPROPRIATE”, on child abductions after divorce in Japan: $9.99
New eBook: “JAPANESE ONLY: The Otaru Onsens Case”, 10th Anniv Edition with new Intro and Postscript, now on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook $9.99
JT: Japan’s minimum retirement age to increase to 65 by 2025
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Col 62, Apr 2, 2013: “Tweak the immigration debate and demand an upgrade to denizen class”
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JT on “Kyakkan Setsu vs. Nibun Setsu”: Grey zones in compensation for “work hours” in Japan
Asahi: Business leaders call for law to allow firing of workers without justification: i.e., the gaijinization of all workplaces
SITYS: GOJ’s new “Points System” to attract “higher-skilled” NJ being reviewed due to dearth of applications, impossibly high hurdles
JT/Kyodo: Record high applicants for J refugee status. Why media fixation on refugees? Because they are a bellwether of Japan’s “legitimacy as a competent, advanced, Western democracy”
Interesting cases: naturalized Japanese sues city councilor fiance who jilted her for Korean ethnicity, Pakistani parents file criminal complaint for injurious school bullying, Hatoyama Yukio officially called “traitor” for not toeing official party line on Senkaku/Nanjing issues
For the record: Correction to Asia Times article on cyberbullying in Japan that mentions Debito and Debito.org by name
My latest academic paper on Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus: “Japan’s Rightward Swing and the Tottori Prefecture Human Rights Ordinance”
Prof. Kashiwazaki Chikako: Japan’s Nationality Law and immigration policy deviates from current international legal norm
Tangent: Tsutsumi Mika’s crooked Jewish character “Goldberg” in her “USA Poverty Superpower” manga. Ironic, again, given that…
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Col 61 March 5, 2013: “Child’s quibble with U.S. ‘poverty superpower’ propaganda unravels a sobering story about insular Japan”
Letters from J human rights groups to the visiting Olympic Committee re Tokyo 2020: Discrimination in Japan violates IOC Charter
Feb 9 2013 Tokyo Shin-Ohkubo Anti-Korean demonstrator slogans: “Good or Bad, Kill All Koreans” etc.
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER MARCH 4, 2013
Amazing new Cabinet survey finds “81% welcome ‘foreigners’ of Japanese descent”. Festival of cognitive dissonance!
Another genre of discriminatory sign: Genky Stores in Gifu threaten NJ shoplifters with arrest and employment reprisal. Odd, what with J shoplifting increasing
Racist flyer from Osaka Pref Police, this time with stereotypical drawings of black people
Wash Post: US teacher in Japan under attack from Internet bullies for lessons on Japan’s history of racial discrimination
Donald Richie passes away at age 88. Saluting one of our pioneering Japanologist brethren
The 25-year “Special Reconstruction Tax” of Jan 1, 2013 — yet another GOJ leech on the Japan workers’ payroll?
Mainichi: NJ medical intern death from overwork finally officially recognized as karoushi after 2 years
Full retraction and direct apology to Eido Inoue
Quoted in Die Zeit newspaper: “Japan: Old and Xenophobic” (German with machine translation)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 60, Feb 4, 2013: “Keep Abe’s hawks in check or Japan and Asia will suffer”
BBC on Japan’s remilitarization: Island disputes justifying quiet buildup in Japan’s aircraft carriers, xenophobia in J youth
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Sankei Sports etc: J soccer player Nakamura Yuuki quits Slovakian club, feels victimized by “racial discrimination”; my, how ironic!
Proposal: Establishing a Debito.org YouTube Channel?
NHK on Fukushima: Offering all-expense-paid junkets to NJ journalists, interviews for NJ residents who experienced disasters. What’s the catch?
Update: JA and PTA’s Chagurin Magazine responds to protests re Tsutsumi Mika’s “Children within the Poverty Country of America” article for 6th-Grade kids
Book Review: “At Home Abroad” by Adam Komisarof, a survey of assimilation/integration strategies into Japan (interviews include Keene, Richie, Kahl, Pakkun, and Arudou)
Interesting lawsuits: French “Flyjin” sues employer NHK for firing her during Fukushima Crisis, 8 US sailors sue TEPCO for lying about radiation dangers
Asahi: Media-fostered xenophobia forces prefectural countermeasures against NJ buying “strategic land”
NYT: Xenophobia in Environmental Ministry re exclusionary Fukushima decontam efforts: “Japanese soil is different”, “NJ assistance might scare local grandmas”
Call for help from JALT PALE group for Publications Chair
US Senator Daniel Inouye dies, Mazie Hirono Becomes First U.S. Senator Born in Japan; contrast with do-nothing self-gaijinizing Tsurunen
Beate Sirota Gordon, one architect of the Postwar Japanese Constitution, dies at 89, her goals uncompleted if not currently being undone
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 59: The year for NJ in 2012: a Top 10
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 31, 2012
Next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column 59, “Top Ten Human Rights Events for 2012″, out January 1, 2013
Japan now a place to avoid for international labor migration? NHK: Even Burmese refugees refusing GOJ invitations, electing to stay in Thai refugee camp!
Good news: Rightist sentenced to a year in jail for harassing company using Korean actress in their advertising
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and end-year 2012
Al Jazeera: “The mighty downfall of Japan’s tech giants” due to the lack of diversity in thought and innovation
“Japanese Only” hospital Keira Orthopaedic Surgery in Shintoku, Tokachi, Hokkaido. Alleged language barrier supersedes Hippocratic Oath for clinic, despite links to METI medical tourism
Japan’s lurch to the right has happened, as predicted. DPJ routed, LDP and Ishihara ascendant in Dec 2012 LH Election
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 58, Dec. 11, 2012: “Do Japan a favor: Don’t stop being a critic”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 10, 2012
Irony: GOJ pushes citizen ID law despite outcry over J privacy rights. Sadly, never similar concerns for NJ privacy, natch.
2nd Edition of HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, & IMMIGRANTS to Japan on sale Dec 2012, updated
PTA-recommended “Chagurin” mag puts propaganda article “Children within the Poverty Country of America” in Japan’s 6th-Grader classrooms
Kyodo: UN HRC prods Japan on sex slaves, gallows. But the elephant in the room still remains no law against racial discrimination in Japan
SITYS: IC Chips in new NJ Gaijin Cards are remotely scannable, as witnessed in USG’s Faraday Envelopes to protect cardholders’ privacy
NYT on Donald Keene “becoming one of them”, in an underresearched article that eulogizes the man before time
Archiving Tottori’s 2005 Jinken Ordinance (the first and only one ever passed, then UNpassed, penalizing racial discrimination in Japan) to keep it in the historical record
Interesting debate on martial arts as newly required course in JHS under Japan’s Basic Education Law reforms
BBC: Japan’s pseudoscience linking personality traits to blood types. I say it dumbs society down.
My Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 57, November 6, 2012: “If bully Ishihara wants one last stand, bring it on”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 6, 2012
AP: Where Japan’s Post-Fukushima rebuild cash really went: Corruption and coverup on grand scale in a crisis that even TEPCO admits “could have been avoided”
Wash Post: A declining Japan loses its once-hopeful champions (including Ezra Vogel!) — as Japan is eclipsed by an ascendant China
Ishihara resigns Tokyo Governorship, seeks Diet seat as new party head. I say bring it on.
BV: “Victimizing the Young, Featherbedding the Old?” On how Japan’s elite bureaucratic rot is adversely affecting Japan’s children
Sakanaka in Japan Times: Japan as we know it is doomed, only immigrants can save it
Kyodo: NJ on welfare (unlike Japanese on welfare) now need to pay pension premiums, says Japan Pension Service
ZakSPA!: “Laughable” stories about “Halfs” in Japan, complete with racialized illustration
Shuukan Kin’youbi: Protests against NJ businesses in Tokyo turn ugly, yet J media compares Chinese protests against J businesses to Kristallnacht
The first version of my Oct 2012 JT JUST BE CAUSE column (rejected for publication) blogged for your comments, on “sanctioned reality”: Do you “get” it?
Japan Times: Japan Post Office unilaterally decides old “Gaijin Cards” no longer acceptable ID, despite still valid under MOJ
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 56 on the Senkakus/Takeshima Disputes: “Revisionists marching Japan back to a dangerous place”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 1 2012