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Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination

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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on February 1st, 2011

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    In this podcast:

    1. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 18, “Unlike Humans, Swine Flu is Indiscriminate”, on the the lessons to be learned from Japan’s public panic due to the Swine Flu Pandemic, and how to avoid discrimination arising from it (August 4, 2009)
    2. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page Article 51/JUST BE CAUSE Column 19, ” McDonald’s Japan’s “Mr James” campaign: Why these stereotyping advertisements should be discontinued”. (September 1, 2009)

    Plus interim excerpts from Tangerine Dream “White Eagle” and an excerpt of another song from Duran Duran’s most recent album, “All You Need is Now”. Title: “Being Followed”.

    22 minutes.  Enjoy!

    3 Responses to “DEBITO.ORG PODCAST FEBRUARY 1, 2011”

    1. Steve Says:

      Interestingly enough I know “Mr. James” but you wouldn`t recognize him as such because the ad company did a heavy make-up job on his hair, skin tone and glasses.

      He actually entered a Mr. James lookalike contest at a McDonald’s outlet and lost!

      — Humph. I hope he feels that his shilling gig had more of an impact than just a lark in the park and a quick-fix job for him. He’d be very welcome to comment here on on what went on during the campaign, even if he doesn’t want to give his name.

    2. Outlier Says:

      Highly articulate, spot on podcast. Keep them coming.

    3. Allen Says:

      I remember Mr. James…actually I first came here at when this whole issue was occurring. Like you said, it would be interesting if “Mr. James” came by and gave his side of the story.

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