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Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination

  • Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination
  • (Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield 2015/2016)

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  • Book IN APPROPRIATE: A novel of culture, kidnapping, and revenge in modern Japan
  • Japanpodshow: Tokyo Podcast on Arudou Debito by Joseph Tame

    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on June 15th, 2009

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    Hi Blog. Turning the keyboard over to Joseph Tame. Thanks Joseph! Debito


    Hi Debito,

    It was a pleasure to meet you recently. :-)

    Your interview is now live online.
    I’ve made it available in a couple of formats, as:

    – in its entirety as an MP3

    – In its entirety as a streaming video on

    – In 6 parts as You Tube videos

    – In six parts as downloadable mp4 video files.

    In this interview Debito talks about:

    The first few years of his life in Japan

      The Otaru Onsen Case
      The new Gaijin cards and associated human rights issues, and what you can do to stop their introduction
      Foreigners who defend discrimination against other foreigners claiming that ‘We are guests in Japan’
      Has the situation improved for foreigners in Japan in recent years?
      His public image, and new beard, Arthur.

    I have also created a page just for you on my site, which should help get the interview to the first page when people do Google searches on you.

    The page can be found at


    2 Responses to “Japanpodshow: Tokyo Podcast on Arudou Debito by Joseph Tame”

    1. matt Says:

      Watched the whole interview. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for doing it and thanks to Joseph and Japanpodshow.

    2. Shrikant Atre Says:

      Hi Debito, I watched all 6 parts. Impressive ! The 2nd part reminded me that there is still discrimination based on a foreigners’ FACE value rampant in my own country. You would remember I wrote to you last year about High Entry fee being charged for foreigner-looking foreigners (barring Pakistanis, Bangala Deshis, Sri Lankans and Nepalese people, who look as similar as Indians) at Taj Mahal, Agra and elsewhere. I am waiting for one brave foreigner like you to say NO at TAJ Mahal and if that case happens, I will myself make a support campaign in his/her support. You may suggest that I should take it up alone, but here I am not a foreigner. Even the local newspapers are so used to this method (of milking 10 times more fee from foreigners), that they rejected my email requests to make it public.

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