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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on February 1st, 2009

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    Hi Blog.  My next Japan Times article comes out in two days, on Tuesday, Feb 3 (Weds Feb 4 for subscribers in the provinces).  This time on 2-Channel BBS, and how it’s representative of Japan’s very well-developed (and oddly protected) Bully Society.  No doubt it’ll cause the perfunctory frenzy of anonymous net denizens who confuse attacking the writer with actually making a counterpoint against the points he raises.  (Whenever I raise the issue on this blog, out come the “kill yourself why don’tcha” posts.  Never mind.  The spam key is but a mouse-reach away.)  But if anything, that’ll just reinforce the points made in the essay.  Have a read on Tuesday!  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

    2 Responses to “Next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column out Tues Feb 3, on 2-Channel and Japan’s Bully Society”

    1. Behan Says:

      I hope you don’t mind me adding my unsolicited little example…

      I was doing a web search for my gym and accidentally stumbled on a 2Chan (or something like it) thread about it. A few of the posters were bashing one of the members, calling him smelly, etc.

      What got me was that this thread came out near the top of a Google web search and the odds that the victim would find it himself are pretty high. With my limited Japanese skills I understood what they were saying and I felt really sorry for the guy.

    2. M-J Says:

      2:30 in the afternoon and I had to go to JT myself.

      JT Just Be Cause:

      http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20090203ad.html

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