“GAIJIN HANZAI FILE” pubs spectre of evil foreign crime

Hello Blog. Here’s a lovely little publication, apparently available at convenience stores, courtesy of friend Steve (who took the trouble to purchase, scan, and help publicize this issue). Entitled “GAIJIN [sic] HANZAI URA FILE”, it publicizes all the underground evils that gaijin in Japan do, including seducing our women on the street…

Here’s a scan of the cover, with all manner of caricature which would be deemed offensive in any other developed country. And to give you an example of the hate speech within, some excerpts (Steve’s translation), and links to scanned images follow. Please excuse the language.

gaijinhanzaifile2007.jpg

Turning the keyboard over to Steve, as he has portrayed the goods most effectively. I’ve made sure the UN has gotten word. Debito in Sapporo

===================================================

OK,OK, I caved in and my curiosity got the better of me. I’ve scanned some pages at the bottom of this email:

Publisher: Eichi Shuppan 150-001 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-38-4
Publisher-in-Chief: Joey H. Washington (I wonder who this guy is?)

Available online at
http://www.eichi.co.jp/esp.cgi?_file=detail1709&_page2=detail&_global_cg=magazine&_global_md=entertainer&_global_dt=others&sys_id=1709&

Here are some ‘highlights’:

Back Page:
日本における外人犯罪件数年間47000件!!
47,000 crimes by foreigners each year!!
There then follows a ‘danger rating’ (危険度) of each country, scattered on a world map surrounded by knives, guns and syringes:
China: 14
Russia: 5
Korea: 9
Brazil: 8
Colombia: 3
Etc.
None for the USA, Canada, Australia or the whole of Europe…

Article about crimes by Iranians:
イラン人を捕まえ!!
Catch the Iranian!!

Article lamenting Tokyo’s demise into lawlessness:
不良外人暴力都市!!
City of Violent Degenerate Foreigners!!

Article about foreigners scamming Japanese for money:
毟られる日本人。『シャチョサン、ATMコッチデス』
Japanese getting conned. “Theesaway to ze ATM, Meester Managing Director”

Feature of foreign guys picking up Japanese women (What this has to do with ‘crime’ is unclear)
YELLOW CAB REAL STREET PHOTO
お前らそんなに外人がイイのかよ!!
You sluts really think foreign guys are so great, huh!!
そりゃあ日本人は小さいけど。。
We know Japanese guys are small, but..

Picture of black guy touching a J.girls ass in Shibuya (obviously consensual too)
おいニガー!!日本婦女子のケツさわってんじゃねえ!!
Oi Nigger!! Get your fuckin’ hands off that Japanese lady’s ass!!
(… yes. It really does say ニガー)

Picture of dark-haired foreigner kissing J.girl in Shibuya (again, obviously consensual)
ここは日本なんだよ!てめえの国に帰ってやりな!
This is Japan! Go back to your own fuckin’ country and do that!

Picture of foreigner with hands down a J.girls knickers in Shibuya (definitely consensual)
チョット、チョットチョット!路上で手マンはやめてくれる?
Woah! Woah! Woah! Would you stop fingering a girls pussy in the street, OK?

Links to scanned images:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img037.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img036.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img033-1.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img034.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img032.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img031.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/mrscuzzbucket/img030.jpg
===================================================

ENDS

83 comments on ““GAIJIN HANZAI FILE” pubs spectre of evil foreign crime

Comment navigation

  • If someone in the UK said these things or published such an article against, say for example Muslims of whom there are many in our country, both citizens and visiting, they would find themselves arrested for Inciting Racial Hatred or racial attack. It’s just not tolerated. It has become difficult to even have an argument or dislike against such a person, sometimes leading to arrest when no such racial motivation has taken place.

  • Since Amazon allows customers to directly comment on this book, perhaps folks on the internet can flood the customer review section with negative reviews.

    I already gave a vote for the one negative review up on the website. There are only four votes for the one negative review. Perhaps we can give this book a bit more negative reviews than that.

    http://tinyurl.com/3c2fqm

  • Wrote to family Mart USA: Their response as of Feb 6th:

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you very much for sending e-mail to our ‘info’ and bringing the matter
    to our attention.

    We have notified your opinion to FamilyMart Japan and they have already
    removed the captioned magazine off its shelves as of February 5. (Japan
    time).

    If you have any further inquiries on this matter, kindly contact
    ‘customer@neo.family.co.jp’

    Once again, thank you so much for your e-mail.

    Respectfully,
    Hidenari Sato
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    FAMIMA CORPORATION
    HIDENARI SATO
    URL:www.famima-usa.com
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    —–Original Message—–
    From: ME
    Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 6:18 PM
    To: info@famima-usa.com
    Subject: Racist Japanese Magazine in Family Mart..your company.

    This mag is for sale almost exclusively in family Mart Stores in japan,
    where i live. copies have been sent to the UN and possibly to local press
    where you have stores or are thinking of expanding into.

    Do you aggree with Family marts decision? Would you sell similar
    magazines?

    if not then i implore you to voice your concern to your parent company.

    Here is a link to the magazine in question:

    http://www.debito.org/index.php/?p=192

    I would be happy to here your views on this. many of my internet friends at
    http://www.bigdaikon.com are mainly americans and they will undoubtedly spreading
    the word about your “negative japanese racist image” to all and sundry
    should you fail to help stop this sort of thing happening back in japan.

    Yours sincerely,

    ME, chiba, japan.

  • wow…this magazine is such a big shock for me! even after I have experienced racism in Japan by myself!
    (I already sent a mail to Yahoo to remove it from their shop’s homepage)
    why is Japan still without a law against racism? I can not understand it.
    Isn’t there anything we can do?

  • Where is Japan heading?
    The year 2007 is starting off in an interesting direction…

    I) Establishing the Ministry of Defense…
    II) The Ministry of Education plans to ‘…strengthen the nationalistic feeling and education in Japanese schools…’
    III) The Ministry of Health statement: ‘Japanese women are just breeding machines.’

    …and soon after… there is “GAIJIN HANZAI FILE”… 🙁

  • I sent an email to FamilyMart, Japan in Japanese.

    I got an responce on this Monday.

    title: (my name)様へのお詫び

    2007年2月5日

    (my name)様

    拝復 平素は格別のお引き立てを賜り、また、この度は弊社のホーム
    ページをご利用頂き、誠にありがとうございました。

      さて、この度は外人犯罪裏ファイルに関するご意見を頂戴致しました。
    出版社からは仮タイトルのみの提案で、具体的な内容が確認できない
    状況下で発売してしまった経緯がございますが、1月31日(水)に販売
    を開始し、その後、確認致しましたところ、当該雑誌には一部不適切な
    表現や内容が含まれていたことが判明したため、2月5日(月)、全店舗
    に対し、速やかに撤去するよう通達させて頂きました。この度は貴重なご
    意見を頂きましたが、今後も様々なご意見に耳を傾けてまいります。

     最後に、今後とも相変わりませぬご愛顧をお願い申しあげお客様の益々
    のご健勝をお祈りし、まずは書中にてご挨拶させて頂きます。
    敬 具

    ************************

    株式会社ファミリーマートお客様相談室
                   担当:加藤
    住所 東京都豊島区東池袋4-26-10
    電話番号 0120-079-188
    (月~金 9:00~17:45)
    customer@neo.family.co.jp

    ************************

  • Actually, racism is prohibited in the Japanese constitution. It may not be enforceable with current laws, but at least it’s unconstitutional.

  • Japan Today apparently picked up something from Reuters and posted it on their ‘Quote of the Day’ site
    http://www.japantoday.com/jp/quote/2077

    This is not a racist book because it is based on established fact.
    Shigeki Saka of Tokyo-based publisher Eichi, on the controversial book “Shocking Foreigner Crime: The Undercover File,” which features caricatures of non-Japanese alongside the question: “Is it alright to let foreigners devastate Japan?” Convenience store chains and other retailers pulled the book from their shelves this week following complaints. (Reuters)

    This story just keeps getting better and better. Debito- Do you have a contact for Dave Spector? The show he is a regular on ‘Sunday Japon’ might be an interesting place to get this out in the open in the local media. This show seems to take on some controversial issues once in a while and seems to be a little more intelligent than that noisy foreigners show.

    DAVE WAS NOTIFIED WHEN EVERYONE ELSE WAS NOTIFIED.  HE’S ON MY MAILING LISTS.  DAVE’S A GOOD GUY AND THE POINTS HE MAKES ON THE SHOWS HE’S ON ARE GENERALLY A CUT ABOVE AVERAGE.  (NO COMMENT ABOUT THE JOKES 🙂 )  IF HE SEES AN AVENUE FOR IT, I’M SURE HE’LL SUGGEST IT.  –DEBITO

  • The English Chinese press has picked up on it.
    http://english.people.com.cn/200702/06/eng20070206_347955.html

    One caption in the magazine refers to a black man as “nigger”. “This is not a racist book, because it is based on established fact,” Saka said. “If we wanted to be racist, we could write it in a much more racist way,” he added, saying that the word “nigger” was not considered offensive in Japan.

    Classic

  • I bought my copy of the mook on the 6th at a FamilyMart (and have the dated receipt to prove it). According to emails sent by the company on the 5th, all stores were instructed to remove ALL copies “immediately.” Well, I just returned from a nearby FamilyMart. As of 10:30am on Feb. 7th they were STILL SELLING THE OFFENSIVE MOOK!!

  • Still sold and they are hidden now, says:

    Today, I found out about this magazine and the contents it contains. My blood boiled instantly at the picture containing the “N” word posted on some sites. I am an African American. As I continued to read over most of the information posted, I can’t help but feel… let’s just say; now I have a migraine. I went out and scouted shops and low and behold I have brought 3 magazines, 2 hours prior to this post. Today is February 15, 2007. Apparently, the publisher was caught off guard with pants down thinking it was actually “secret files for only the Japanese” to read. Now, how do we give it back to them as they deserve?

  • what i do not understand is how the JP emulate “gangsta” looks, style, etc. then publish/write this junk! bad enough being the white gaijin wife here, i can not imagine how a “black” person here in japan must feel … and the government WANTS to perpetuate NATIONALISM so they turn their nose to this kind of junk! if its not insults to women its insults to gaijin … it gets rather tiring at best. glad people who could are doing something on this! and glad someone notified the UN!

  • It’s sad that things like this still exist in this day and age, but not really surprising. Xenophobia has existed in individuals in pretty much every culture at pretty much every point in time. To me, something like this is no more offensive than the KKK or ministers crashing soldiers’ funerals with giant “GOD HATES FAGS” signs.

  • Just a quick question, and forgive me for my ignorance, but has anyone tried getting a letter in to a major Japanese newspaper? Looking at Arudou-san’s website, looks like he’s had some bad experiences in the past, but perhaps it’s worth a shot? This is pretty bad…

  • The publisher, Eichi Publishing, is listed as a group company of the “Tkgroup”
    http://www.tkpartners.jp/aboutus/g_eic.html
    http://www.eichi.co.jp/
    “Eichi Publishing” publishes a magazine called “411” 「フォー・ダブワン」reporting on the LA / NY street culture scene. I wonder if the advertisers in that magazine are privy to the publishers other offerings…

    Also, Korean TV and Film fan book 「韓国TV映画ファンBOOK”」As the title leads you to believe, advertisers would be interested in knowing about the publishers “diversity” of opinions.

    The Publisher in my opinion bears a large degree of responsibility in this matter as well, I hope to enlighten their advertisers to their lack of social responsibility by publishing, distributing and marketing such racist, confrontational and pointless trash.

  • People are trying to dirty your name and efforts but you keep up the good work!!!

    Best Blog in and about Japan PERIOD!!!!!!

    –THANKS FOR SAYING SO. YOU MADE MY DAY. DEBITO

Comment navigation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>