Hi Blog. Just to let you know, yesterday I faxed four Dietmembers (PM Hatoyama, MOJ Minister Chiba, Minister Fukushima, and Tsurunen) a quick handwritten letter in Japanese, and a copy of the original newsprint article of my most recent Japan Times column on immigration policy proposals. (Text here)
I sent the article as is without translation because 1) I know Hatoyama and Fukushima read English (and I bet that Tsurunen and Chiba do too), 2) the newsprint version of the article will have greater impact and credibility as is, and 3) no time (it’s December, after all, and as the kanji for “December” in Japanese read (師走), even the teachers are running around busy).
FYI. Cover letter follows (click to expand in browser). Hope they read and consider. Arudou Debito in Sapporo