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  • 「外人犯罪裏ファイル」雑誌コンビニ等で発売中

    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on February 4th, 2007

    皆様こんばんは。有道 出人です。いつもお世話になっております。
    gaijinhanzaifile2007.jpg

    さて、近日から外国人住民コミュニティーで物議を醸し出したことですが、「外人[まま]犯罪裏ファイル」という雑誌はコンビニ(特にファミリマート)等とアマゾンで発売中です。内容はこれです:

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    タイトル:
    驚愕の外人犯罪裏ファイル2007

    ■発売日:2007/01/31
    ■定価:¥690-(税込)
    ■分類:エンターテイメント
    ■ページ(分):128p
    ■ISBN(雑誌コード):9784754256180

    衝撃のフォトスクープ!新宿・渋谷・六本木。徹底検証、なぜ日本が狙われる?日本を震撼させた外国人犯罪10大事件!警察庁、元警視庁刑事インタビュー。外国人犯罪データベース2006等。ビジュアルと読み応え満足の1冊。
    http://www.eichi.co.jp/esp.cgi?_file=detail1709&_page2=detail&_global_cg=magazine&_global_md=entertainer&_global_dt=others&sys_id=1709&
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    詳しく内容;
    http://www.debito.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/gaijinhanzaifile2007.jpg

    表紙:
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/images/4754256182/ref=dp_image_0/503-2008728-9595969?ie=UTF8&n=465392&s=books
    今!!外国のワルどもがニッポンを食い尽くすーー
    2007年は誰もが外人犯罪の目的になる
    日中韓のワルが手を組んだ!!
    北朝鮮国家ぐるみ悪行三昧!!
    凶悪中国人犯罪者の手口!!
    外人どもに日本を蹂躙(じゅうりん)させていいのか!!

    中身(それぞれの記事の見出し):
    日本における外人犯罪件数年間47000件!!
    各国の危険度:
    China: 14 Russia: 5 Korea: 9 Brazil: 8 Colombia: 3
    (日本人の犯罪は含まれていない)
    「イラン人を捕まえ!!」
    「不良外人暴力都市!!」
    「毟られる日本人。『シャチョサン、ATMコッチデス』」
    「YELLOW CAB REAL STREET PHOTO お前らそんなに外人がイイのかよ!!」
    「そりゃあ日本人は小さいけど」
    「おいニガー!!日本婦女子のケツさわってんじゃねえ!!」
    「ここは日本なんだよ!てめえの国に帰ってやりな!」
    「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?」

    参考のページスキャン:
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    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

    出版社: 
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    英知出版株式会社 (英文社名 Eichi Publishing co.,ltd.)
    所在地 東京都渋谷区神宮前五丁目38番地4号
    URL http://www.eichi.co.jp
    代表者 代表取締役社長 上野 文明
    従業員数
    51名(正社員のみ)
    参加団体 日本雑誌協会 雑誌公正取引協議会 出版文化産業振興財団
    事業内容
    書籍及び雑誌の出版・販売・編集受託業務
    インターネットホームページの企画・制作
    国内および国際付加価値通信網による情報提供サービス
    映像ソフトの企画・製作・販売
    http://www.eichi.co.jp/information/outline.html
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     そこで、英字のブログ世界では憤慨が多く、抗議文キャンペーンが打ち上げられ、それぞれの販売先(特にアマゾン・ジャパンの社長は香港生まれの中国系カナダ人のようなので、中国人の描写はどう思うでしょうか)にを送ったが、FAMIMA(アメリカのファミリーマート系列)のみからこの返事が来ました:

    (前略)「7日間以内にこの雑誌を下げさせていただきます。」(後略)
    担当者:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    FAMIMA CORPORATION HIDENARI SATO
    20000 Mariner Ave, Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503
    Tel:310-214-1001 Fax:310-214-7200

    e-mail: hsato@famima-usa.com
    URL: http://www.famima-usa.com
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    原文(英語)は
    http://www.debito.org/?p=199

     しかし、その後、これに対して他者からのブログのコメント:

    「どうせこの雑誌の賞味期限は1〜2週間にすぎないから、そんなに発売の予定は変更されていないんじゃない?なぜ『すみません、いますぐ撤去する』と言えない?誠意を感じない。」
    http://www.debito.org/?p=199#comments

     更に波紋がすぐ広がりました。今朝、英国の英字新聞「The Guardian」は既に「日本のゼノフォービア(外人恐怖症)」について記事を載せました(英語):
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2004645,00.html

     そして、Japan Probeというブログが「ファミリーマートに対して不買運動をしよう」と勧めてきました。
    http://www.japanprobe.com/

     そのために、私は和英の抗議文を自分のブロクに載せました:
    boycott-familymart.jpg
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    Dear Family Mart Management:

    I have always enjoyed being a customer of yours. However, I am gravely disappointed that you have decided to stock and sell a magazine entitled GAIJIN HANZAI URA FAIRU, which in my view offers discriminatory statements and images about non-Japanese residents of Japan.

    Please remove this magazine from your shelves immediately and return them to the publisher. Please take care not to sell magazines of this type ever again in your stores.

    Until you do, I will not shop in your store, and will tell my friends overseas and nationwide to boycott your stores. Non-Japanese are important customers too, and in this competitive market it will be no trouble for us to take our business elsewhere.

    Sincerely,

    冠省 いつもファミリーマートで日常品を購入させていただいております。

     しかし、最近貴社が雑誌「外人犯罪裏ファイル」を販売に対し、大変絶望しております。当雑誌のなか、「おいニガー!!日本婦女子のケツさわってんじゃねえ!!」「路上で手マンはやめてくれる?」「お前らそんなに外人がイイのかよ!!」「ここは日本なんだよ!てめえの国に帰ってやりな!」等という発言が載り、意図的に外国人住民のイメージ・ダウンを図っており、差別意識を助長しています。貴社が当雑誌を取り扱っていることに非常に憤りを感じております。

     よって、この雑誌をいますぐ棚から撤去し、販売を取り止め、出版社に返却して下さい。そして、二度とこのような雑誌を取り扱わないで下さい。

     このままですと、私は当分の間、他のコンビニで買い物をします。そして、私は友人にも連絡して、ファミリーマートの国内かつ海外店舗(米国でモFamima!モ社など)にも不買運動を促進します。宜しくお願いします。草々
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    ダウンロードはできます。コンビニに持ち込んで抗議する人が多いようです。

    http://www.debito.org/?p=205

     皆様、このような雑誌があってはいけないと思うなら、感想をそれぞれの販売先にお伝え下さい。

    Family Mart Japan:
    http://www.family.co.jp/
    http://famima-usa.com/contactus/index.html

    Seven and Y Holdings (7-Eleven):
    http://www.7andy.jp/books/detail?accd=07179548

    英知出版株式会社:
    URL http://www.eichi.co.jp

    Amazon.co.jp:
    https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/help/contact-us/english-speaking-customer.html/503-2008728-9595969?ie=UTF8&nodeId=

     宜しくお願い致します。有道 出人

    10 Responses to “「外人犯罪裏ファイル」雑誌コンビニ等で発売中”

    1. Philip M. Adamek Says:

      Kagoshima, February 4, 2007

      The first day of spring felt like it and I could think of no better way to enjoy the mild weather than biking to various Family Mart convenient stores to protest a racist publication. The Google business map I printed in advance proved highly unreliable; however, since Family Marts are numerous in Kagoshima, I found that zigzagging across town led me to many of them. After stopping at four stores that did not have the magazine, I began to savor the idea that Kagoshima might be an exceptional place. No military base, so few foreigners relative to other cities in Japan… but this congratulatory vision was brief. I visited approximately fifteen Family Marts and distributed the letters of protest, originally scripted by Debito, to seven stores that had 「外人[まま]犯罪裏ファイル」 in stock. One store had about 12 of them, stacked book-like, with bindings facing the prospective customer. There must be many more Family Marts in Kagoshima, but in addition to becoming physically exhausted, I found that scanning so many demoralizing images of young women was beginning to depress me. Feeling more and more like a targeted foreign pervert, on sore legs, I decided to call it an afternoon.

      A few observations: It is interesting to note where this magazine is generally stacked, which is to say in the midst of high school girly smut magazines. It is as if the concept of “foreigner crime” were associated with the lure of cheaply gotten sex (or at least the dream thereof). What’s more, the inclusion, within a magazine purporting to treat of “foreigner crime,” of scenes of amorous affection between mutually consenting interracial couples, shows just how wide-ranging and exotic the very concept of “foreigner crime” can be. In other words, any deviance from rigidly, pathologically defined reactionary racial and social norms becomes a violation on par with legally punishable crimes. Indeed, “foreigner crime” may even be felt as more shocking since, unlike textbook crimes, whether organized, corporate, or petty, “foreigner crime” is a category reserved entirely for a special sort of being. It does not even have to apply to crimes. Its very name indicates that applies more to persons than to acts. This may explain the exotic and tantalizing flair of the idea of “外人犯罪.”

      In any case, looking at those candid photos of amorous couples, with the presumed glare of disgust that the reader is tacitly encouraged to share, one can measure pretty well just how many centuries away Tokyo is from rivaling Paris as the “city of love.”

      Finally, to return to a comment posted at Debito.org the other day: Someone suggested that a contributer had been “Eurocentric” or racist by identifying a person in one of the photos as a dark-haired guy. The point was that it would have been “balanced” if the contributor had called the man “white” just as he had called a man in another photo “black.” Far from being racist, the comment, I thought simply clarified the substance of the image, since, at least on the pdf file provided, the man pictured could have easily been mistaken as a Japanese. More to the point, when I looked closely at the actual magazine image, I wasn’t even confident that the guy could be called “white.” But the point here is that the absence of total balance in the descriptors does not necessarily imply a racist mindset. If the person who made this criticism had simply figured how unlikely it was that the contributor was being hypocritical and racist, then I think the criticism would never have been launched. It’s fine to strike righteous poses, but silly to do so over trifling matters. 「外人[まま]犯罪裏ファイル」 is, by contrast, hardly a trifling matter. It is hate speech sold as such for public amusement and consumption. And it is this sort of calculated cynicism that leads to warped mentalities and possibly worse.

    2. Nick Says:

      This has been spotted in Daily Yamazaki and AM/PM stores… IF we are going to target EVERY player, we need to update the contact info listed above to be accurate.

      –QUITE. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE AREN’T GETTING WORRIED THAT WE ARE MERELY STICKING A FINGER IN THE DAM, AND ARE BEGINNING TO FEEL OVERWHELMED AND A FUTILITY IN THE SITUATION. THEY SHOULDN’T. ABOVE ALL, WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, THAT WILL HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF THE SITUATION.

      IF PEOPLE FIND OTHER SELLERS, THEN CUSTOMIZE THE LETTER AND LET THE SELLERS KNOW YOUR DISCONTENT. YOU DON’T EVEN NEED THE LETTER, BUT HAVING ONE ESTABLISHES MORE CREDIBILITY AND GIVES THE MANAGER SOMETHING TO FAX THE CENTRAL OFFICE.

      KEEP AT IT, I SUGGEST. AND IF THE DOMESTIC PRESS SEES VALUE IN WHAT WE’RE DOING (IT’S ALREADY GAINING TRACTION IN THE FOREIGN PRESS, WHICH MEANS IT MAY BOOMERANG INTO THE DOMESTIC), THEN WE’VE GOT MOST OF OUR WORK DONE FOR US. IT’S MONDAY, REMEMBER, SO LET’S LET THE MEDIA AND THE DOMESTIC HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS THINK ABOUT THIS, SINCE IT’S NOW ON THEIR DESKTOPS. DEBITO

    3. Douglas MacLean Says:

      Something very ironic popped up on the Amazon Japan page for the magazine. The sponsor is http://www.ublove.com, which purports to “increase you network of foreign pen pals”. Somehow I think that people wanting to buy this piece of garbage won’t be too interested in that. Link is below for reference.

      http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/503-9726847-9619933?__mk_ja_JP=%83J%83%5E%83J%83i&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%8AO%90l%94%C6%8D%DF&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

      -Douglas

    4. More news on Foreigner Crime File » Japan Probe Says:

      […] According to Debito, he has experienced success personally visiting convenience stores that sell the magazine and getting them to remove the magazines from their shelves by presenting them with a Japanese copy of a complaint letter, which can be found on his site. [Link] […]

    5. Robert Says:

      i got a copy at Family mart today (february 6th) in Osaka

    6. ponta Says:

      Hi Debito.
      I support the project Japan probe is promoting.
      I have a question to you.
      When(what day) did you send a complaint to Family Mart of Japan?

      I STOPPED BY TWO FAMILY MARTS ON SUNDAY, AND GAVE THEM THE LETTER.  THAT’S HOPEFULLY TAKEN CARE OF HOKKAIDO FMS, SINCE THEIR NEW ARRIVAL ON THE SCENE (THEY OPENED THEIR FIRST STORES IN HOKKAIDO IIRC LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AGO) WILL MAKE THEM MORE SENSITIVE THAN AVERAGE TO THE HOKKAIDO CUSTOMER.  ONE HOPES.  –DEBITO

    7. eku Says:

      for sale all over the place actually
      Yahoo books
      http://books.yahoo.co.jp/book_detail/07179548
      AMAZON
      SEVEN ELEVEN BOOKS
      http://www.7andy.jp/books/detail?accd=07179548
      LIVEDOOR BOOKS
      http://books.livedoor.com/item_detai…4256182.htm l
      BK1
      http://www.bk1.co.jp/Category/6485

      the parent company is here
      〒150-0002
      東京都渋谷区渋谷1-11-1 COI西青山ビル
      有限会社ティーケーパートナーズ 

      http://www.tkpartners.jp/aboutus/executive.html

    8. gme Says:

      I have emailed Amazon Japan’s press office (press@amazon.co.jp) and used Rakuten Books’ enquiries page to ask them to take the product down. No responses as yet.

    9. Mura Says:

      Hello,

      It seems that there is more than Amazon / Family mart. I just found this link:
      http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/guest/cgi-bin/wshosea.cgi?W-ISBN=9784754256180
      and I guess there are many other like this.
      I don’t know anything about legal affairs in Japan, but what about going to the root
      of the problem and writing to Eichi first. Then, is there any possibility of class action
      here? As for “customizing the letter”, sorry but I am not native of either language
      and I guess a letter in French wouldn’t have the same impact.

      Pascal

      –THANKS FOR THE QUESTION AND THE INFO. I’M AFRAID THERE AREN’T ANY CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS IN JAPAN. ONLY MULTIPLE PLAINTIFF. AS FOR THE LETTER, JUST ASK SOMEBODY TO FIND THE BITS THAT ARE COMPANY NAMES AND SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR ROMAJI NAMES (THAT’LL DO IN A PINCH). SUBMIT A LETTER, IN ANY CASE. HAVING A PROTEST IN WRITING HAS A LOT MORE POWER IN THIS SOCIETY THAN JUST ORAL COMPLAINTS. DEBITO

    10. Thomas Says:

      I ask the “店長” shope manager of a Kumazawa Syoten (book store) in Kyoto to remove this magazine. He apologized and promised me the removal.
      http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=1156

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