Hi Blog. My FRANCA speech yesterday for JIPI went very well, with me reading my slides in Japanese probably the most comfortably ever (I felt I was really “in the zone”). This blog entry is to make my powerpoint presentation public for download:
About 120 slides in Japanese (not all are visible, I hid about a third), making the case that Japan needs immigration, and presenting things in terms of “give and take” — what the GOJ must offer immigrants to make them come and stay, and what immigrants must do to make themselves assimilatable and contributing to this society.
Photos from the event:
Mr Sakanaka tells a joke about Debito. Can’t remember what.
One of many, many slides, presenting irrefutable arguments…
Not a full house, but plenty of very attentive, earnest people.
I’ll also be at JIPI most of the time every day until Saturday. If you’d like to have a chat with Mr Sakanaka with an introduction from me, do be in touch (email@example.com) and drop by.
Arudou Debito in Tokyo