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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on March 20th, 2009

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    Hi Blog.  Writing you from Tokyo, just a quick post.

    I’m on the road from now until April 1, stopping in Tokyo, Tsukuba, Nagoya, Shiga Hikone, Osaka, Okayama, and Kumamoto.  Showing an hourlong documentary on Japan’s hidden NJ labor force, SOUR STRAWBERRIES, in case you haven’t heard, at venues there.  Come and see it if you like.  Screening schedule here.

    So in the interim I’m not sure when I’ll be online (every morning provided I have internet access, and probably most evenings after the movie and beers with friends), but I’ll try to approve posts as quickly as possible.  I also can’t guarantee a daily update with a new post and commentary, but I’ll try.  

    If people have essays they want put up (Mark in Yayoi sent me a doozy today), please pass them by me at debito@debito.org.  And you’ll get another Japan Times article (not a 700-word JUST BE CAUSE column, but a full-blast 1500 word ZEIT GIST article) next Tuesday March 24 if you’re feeling lonely.

    Meanwhile, thanks to everyone out there for the support and hospitality.  Arudou Debito in Tokyo.

    One Response to “On the road: Debito.org blog updated less often”

    1. Asterisk Says:

      Debito, it would be great to hear an update about how your road tour is going. Many of us who have seen Sour Strawberries (I saw it in one of your various appearances so far) were really impressed with the film and would recommend it to anyone. Either those interested in the issues, or who just want to hear a story of human perseverance.

      It is not a boring or preachy documentary. It tells the story of life of a part of Japan.

      – Of course. It’s now 1:30AM JST Friday April 27, and I’m writing from an internet cafe in Osaka cos my hotel didn’t have net access. Every night has been long discussions after film screenings, haven’t had a night off yet. Will of course give an update when I can. Hope to today sometime. Thanks for the interest and praise for the film. It is excellent.

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