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: One more “shoe-on-the-other-foot& #8221; case study? “Bagel Head Trend: Japanese...
: #15 Andrew: You know the J media will not cover anti-NJ issues. Mostly, they don’t...
Mark in Yayoi
: Debito, let me take a stab at those last few paragraphs. In order to understand...
Jim Di Griz
: @ Peter #4 & Joe #11 I’m still waiting for you to let me know how...
Jim Di Griz
: @ Debito #17 Seems like Nakamura’s little gripe about being the subject of...
: More allegations of racial discrimination perpetrated upon Japanese athletes overseas:...
: After seeing the above linked sources, I think it would be very important for Nakamura to...
: There’s some very new work from non-Japanese researcher Ian Ash, regarding thyroid...
: “Troll much??..” *sigh*…The usual when faced with an impasse, resort to...
Andrew in Saitama
: Especially AS’s submitted comment is very borderline, imho. Borderline?...
: Joe said: “Why can’t people react as human beings to the mistreatment of other...
: Joe, don’t you think you might be getting away from the point talking about the...
Jim Di Griz
: @ John K #87 You haven’t really got anything to say, except that you...
Jim Di Griz
: @ Joe #11 I am against all forms of racism. In Nakamura’s case, he was given...
: #85 JDG, I see you’re now resorting to assuming because a different position is taken or...
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How was 2012 for you?
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2012 was not a good year for me.
Not a good year, but at least better than 2011.
2012 was a good year for me.
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Sneak preview of my next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 60, out tomorrow Tues Feb 5, on why Abe Shinzo could be Japan’s most dangerous postwar PM
Sankei Sports etc: J soccer player Nakamura Yuuki quits Slovakian club, feels victimized by “racial discrimination”; my, how ironic!
Proposal: Establishing a Debito.org YouTube Channel?
NHK on Fukushima: Offering all-expense-paid junkets to NJ journalists, interviews for NJ residents who experienced disasters. What’s the catch?
Update: JA and PTA’s Chagurin Magazine responds to protests re Tsutsumi Mika’s “Children within the Poverty Country of America” article for 6th-Grade kids
Book Review: “At Home Abroad” by Adam Komisarof, a survey of assimilation/integration strategies into Japan (interviews include Keene, Richie, Kahl, Pakkun, and Arudou)
Interesting lawsuits: French “Flyjin” sues employer NHK for firing her during Fukushima Crisis, 8 US sailors sue TEPCO for lying about radiation dangers
Asahi: Media-fostered xenophobia forces prefectural countermeasures against NJ buying “strategic land”
NYT: Xenophobia in Environmental Ministry re exclusionary Fukushima decontam efforts: “Japanese soil is different”, “NJ assistance might scare local grandmas”
Call for help from JALT PALE group for Publications Chair
US Senator Daniel Inouye dies, Mazie Hirono Becomes First U.S. Senator Born in Japan; contrast with do-nothing self-gaijinizing Tsurunen
Beate Sirota Gordon, one architect of the Postwar Japanese Constitution, dies at 89, her goals uncompleted if not currently being undone
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 59: The year for NJ in 2012: a Top 10
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 31, 2012
Next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column 59, “Top Ten Human Rights Events for 2012″, out January 1, 2013
Japan now a place to avoid for international labor migration? NHK: Even Burmese refugees refusing GOJ invitations, electing to stay in Thai refugee camp!
Good news: Rightist sentenced to a year in jail for harassing company using Korean actress in their advertising
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and end-year 2012
Al Jazeera: “The mighty downfall of Japan’s tech giants” due to the lack of diversity in thought and innovation
“Japanese Only” hospital Keira Orthopaedic Surgery in Shintoku, Tokachi, Hokkaido. Alleged language barrier supersedes Hippocratic Oath for clinic, despite links to METI medical tourism
Japan’s lurch to the right has happened, as predicted. DPJ routed, LDP and Ishihara ascendant in Dec 2012 LH Election
ACS on Internet smear campaigns in Japan-related cyberspace: Please read and critique this essay.
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 58, Dec. 11, 2012: “Do Japan a favor: Don’t stop being a critic”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 10, 2012
Irony: GOJ pushes citizen ID law despite outcry over J privacy rights. Sadly, never similar concerns for NJ privacy, natch.
2nd Edition of HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, & IMMIGRANTS to Japan on sale Dec 2012, updated
PTA-recommended “Chagurin” mag puts propaganda article “Children within the Poverty Country of America” in Japan’s 6th-Grader classrooms
Kyodo: UN HRC prods Japan on sex slaves, gallows. But the elephant in the room still remains no law against racial discrimination in Japan
SITYS: IC Chips in new NJ Gaijin Cards are remotely scannable, as witnessed in USG’s Faraday Envelopes to protect cardholders’ privacy
NYT on Donald Keene “becoming one of them”, in an underresearched article that eulogizes the man before time
Archiving Tottori’s 2005 Jinken Ordinance (the first and only one ever passed, then UNpassed, penalizing racial discrimination in Japan) to keep it in the historical record
Interesting debate on martial arts as newly required course in JHS under Japan’s Basic Education Law reforms
BBC: Japan’s pseudoscience linking personality traits to blood types. I say it dumbs society down.
My Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 57, November 6, 2012: “If bully Ishihara wants one last stand, bring it on”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 6, 2012
AP: Where Japan’s Post-Fukushima rebuild cash really went: Corruption and coverup on grand scale in a crisis that even TEPCO admits “could have been avoided”
Wash Post: A declining Japan loses its once-hopeful champions (including Ezra Vogel!) — as Japan is eclipsed by an ascendant China
Ishihara resigns Tokyo Governorship, seeks Diet seat as new party head. I say bring it on.
BV: “Victimizing the Young, Featherbedding the Old?” On how Japan’s elite bureaucratic rot is adversely affecting Japan’s children
Sakanaka in Japan Times: Japan as we know it is doomed, only immigrants can save it
Kyodo: NJ on welfare (unlike Japanese on welfare) now need to pay pension premiums, says Japan Pension Service
ZakSPA!: “Laughable” stories about “Halfs” in Japan, complete with racialized illustration
Shuukan Kin’youbi: Protests against NJ businesses in Tokyo turn ugly, yet J media compares Chinese protests against J businesses to Kristallnacht
The first version of my Oct 2012 JT JUST BE CAUSE column (rejected for publication) blogged for your comments, on “sanctioned reality”: Do you “get” it?
Japan Times: Japan Post Office unilaterally decides old “Gaijin Cards” no longer acceptable ID, despite still valid under MOJ
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 56 on the Senkakus/Takeshima Disputes: “Revisionists marching Japan back to a dangerous place”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 1 2012
“From the Shadows” documentary on Japan’s child abductions debuts in Philly Film Festival Oct 23 & 27, tickets on sale now
Mainichi: Japan’s only human rights museum likely closing after Osaka Gov Hashimoto defunds, says doesn’t teach Japan’s “hopes & dreams”
AP Interview: Japan Nuke Probe Head Kurokawa defends his report, also apportions blame to NJ for Fukushima disaster!
Success, of a sort, as a “Gaijin Mask” maker amends their racist product to “Gaikokujin Masks”. Same racialized marketing, though.
Kyodo: J airport “random body searches” start October. On “int’l passengers”, naturally, so not so random, considering police precedents of racial profiling
Weird “Japanese Only” advertisement in U Hawaii Manoa Ka Leo student newspaper by Covance asking for medical-experiment volunteers
Discussion: JDG, Harumi Befu et.al on the end of Japan’s internationalization and swing towards remilitarization
Diet session ends, Hague Convention on Int’l Child Abductions endorsement bill not passed
Kyodo: “Foreign caregiver program faces tightening”: Death knell of program as J media finds ways to blame the gaijin?
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 55: Toot your own horn — don’t let the modesty scam keep you down
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
Sneak Preview: My next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column 55 on the adverse affects of modesty and humility
Vacationing Debito.org for the rest of the summer
Tokyo Gov Ishihara at it again, calls NJ judo Olympians “beasts” spoiling Japan’s sport
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 54 Aug 7, 2012: “For nikkei immigrants in Japan, it doesn’t have to be a bug’s life”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER AUGUST 5, 2012
Resurrecting Gregory Clark’s embarrassingly xenophobic Japan Times column on “Global Standards” Nov 1, 1999, quietly deleted without retraction from JT Online archives
Tangent: Newsweek column on “rising ugly nationalism towards foreign residents” in China. Hm, how about an eye on Japan?
Japan Times on reaffirmed J workers’ “right to strike”, thanks to judicial precedent set by defeated 2012 nuisance lawsuit from eikaiwa Berlitz Inc.
Japan Times: “Ninjin-san ga Akai Wake” Book is behind bullying of mixed-race children; contrast with “Little Yellow Jap”
Yomiuri: Iwate town sponsors Vietnamese future doctor — and people reportedly react with trepidation
H-Japan on “Apartheid or Academic Accuracy: Japan’s Birth Rate”, Tohoku U Prof Yoshida’s demographic research methodologically excludes “foreigner births”
Tangent: Parliamentary Independent Investigation Commission Report on Fukushima Disaster “Made in Japan”: MD notes ironies of different Japanese and English versions
Hurrah, the separate Alien Registration System is abolished after 60 years. Now let’s consider the GOJ give & take regarding tracking NJ under this policy
Weekend Tangent: Louis Vuitton Journeys Award shortlisted J movie short has multicultural couple
Suraj Case: Chiba prosecutors decide not to indict 10 Immigration officers in whose custody he died
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 53 July 3, 2012: “In formulating immigration policy, no seat at the table for NJ”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER JULY 2, 2012
Asia Pacific Bulletin: “Accepting Immigrants: Japan’s Last Opportunity for Economic Revival”
GOJ Cabinet “Coexistence with NJ” Pt. 2: Critique of June 15, 2012 meeting — a very positive Third Act to this Political Theatre
NYT: A Western Outpost Shrinks on a Remote Island Now in Japanese Hands; the overwriting of NJ legacies in Ogasawaras
Kyodo: Foreign caregiver exits put program in doubt, complete with editorial slant blaming NJ for being fickle
Japan Times LIFELINES guest columnist Dr Berger on “Dealing with isolation and exclusion in Japan”. Seems grounded in stereotypes.
China’s crackdown on foreigners called “xenophobic” by CNN columnist. Yet Japan’s been overtly doing the same to its NJ for generations without similar criticism.
The Govinda (Mainali) miscarriage of justice murder case ruled for retrial after 15 years, so Immigration deports him. But there’s more intrigue.
GOJ embryonic policymaking reboot for “co-existence with foreigners”: Some good stuff, but once again, policy about NJ without any input from them
My Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column June 5, 2012: Guestists, Haters, the Vested: Apologists take many forms
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER JUNE 4, 2012
Kyodo: Municipalities to deny services to illegal NJ; Kuchikomi: Rising NJ welfare chiselers “social parasites”
Baye McNeil’s “Loco in Yokohama” blog brings up uncomfortable truths in the debate on racism in Japan
Discussion: Aly Rustom on “Ways to fix Japan”
WSJ: “‘Expats’ Say Goodbye to Gaijin Card”, needs more research beyond “Expat” conceits
Japan Times HAVE YOUR SAY column solely devoted to the May 1 JBC column on “Microaggressions”
Yomiuri scaremongering: Foreign buyers snap up J land / Survey shows foreigners use Japanese names to hide acquisitions
Japan Times May 1, 2012 JBC “Microaggression” column now translated into Taiwanese Chinese.
Iida Yumiko on the nation-state, and how it includes people in the national narrative for its own survival (or in Japan’s case, how it doesn’t)
Commemorating the Japan Times Community Page’s 10th Anniversary, a brief column by Arudou Debito, May 8, 2012
USG Asst Sec of State links post-divorce Japan child abductions with DPRK abductions of Japanese
JT Editorial: Tokyo Metro Govt fuels “Flyjin” myth with flawed survey; yet other NJ who should know better buy into it
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column May 1, 2012, “Yes, I can use chopsticks: the everyday ‘microaggressions’ that grind us down”
DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER APRIL 30, 2012