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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on November 6th, 2008

    Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants, and Immigrants to Japan\Foreign Residents and Naturalized Citizens Association forming NGO\「ジャパニーズ・オンリー 小樽入浴拒否問題と人種差別」(明石書店)JAPANESE ONLY:  The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan

    Hi Blog.  JapanZine (Nagoya’s free magazine for the international community) recently did a parody of the Japan Times, calling it the “Gokiburi Gazette”.  Front and center, an article about activist “Tepid Naruhodo”, who gets the word “gaijin” banned, only to have its replacement shortened to the same thing.  It’s very funny.  Seriously.  As are the other articles and the masthead advertisements.  Well done.  Debito in Sapporo

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    6 Responses to “JapanZine parody of Japan Times, “Gaijin Activist Successful in Obtaining a Ban on Racial Slur””

    1. Al Says:

      There is a video too.

      — Send us the link! :)

    2. JJ Says:

      Glad you took it like that. We don’t have a real strong point to make in any direction other than lampooning anything and everything… Appreciate the mention.

    3. Mark Mino-Thompson Says:

      Here’s the Youtube link:

      — Thanks for this! Yes, well done.

    4. betty boop Says:

      saw the video awhile back. it is absolutely hysterical.

    5. Damian Says:

      Greetings from Texas, Tepid-san…er, I mean, Debito-san:

      Saw the video…LMAO!!!

      (Note to self: do not drink coffee while watching this video…made a fool of myself @ the office whilst making a huge mess on my desk…)

    6. InJM Says:

      The article below that one, though not related to this website, was fairly amusing too. It’s not quite as serious as the Onion but still funny.

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