ARUDOU DEBITO/DAVE ALDWINCKLE'S
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INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS
CITATIONS IN ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
CITATIONS IN THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE AND OVERSEAS MEDIA
CITATIONS IN THE JAPANESE MEDIA (日本語）
SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND JAPANESE（日本語）
WORKS OF FICTION
WORKS BY OTHER AUTHORS WRITING SPECIALLY FOR DEBITO.ORG (日本語）
(Eric Johnston, Sakanaka Hidenori, 鄭 香均（ちょん ひゃん ぎゅん）氏）
HANDBOOKFOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN
UPDATED SECOND EDITION, December 2012
INCORPORATING CHANGES IN JAPAN'S VISA LAWS OF JULY 2012
(ARUDOU Debito and HIGUCHI Akira, Akashi
Shoten Inc, English and furigana
Japanese on facing pages, December 2012)
Table of Contents, reviews, ordering procedures, and book excerpt here.
ISBN 978-4-7503-3725-8, 400 pages, price 2300 yen plus tax
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REVIEWS (more at link immediately below):
"In this important and necessary book the authors address migrants and immigrants to Japan in saying that "we believe that your life in Japan should be under as much of your control as legally possible." That it sometimes seems not to be, is the reason for their having written this handbook... The wise newcomer, be he or she nascent migrant or not, is hereby counseled to acquire this valuable volume and render life in Japan not only possible but practical and pleasurable as well." (Read full review)
--Donald Richie, The Japan Times Asian Bookshelf column, April 20, 2008.
and Arudou's HANDBOOK promises to be the second passport for
foreigners in Japan. It provides a map to navigate the legal,
economic, and social mazes of contemporary Japanese life.
Practical and affordable, clear and concise, the Handbook should
contribute not only to a better life for newcomers to Japan but also
to a more humane society in Japan."
--Dr John Lie, Dean of International and Area Studies, University of California at Berkeley, and author of MULTIETHNIC JAPAN.
MORE REVIEWS HERE
ORDERING INFORMATION HERE
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"A reasoned and spirited denunciation of national prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry. It's not that the Japanese have all that much more of it than anyone else, but that they lack an interface to fight it. This lively accounting will help them find it." ---Donald Richie
"An important, trailblazing work that will go down in the annals of civil activist journals... Will be the book of reference on the subject for decades to come and should be required reading for anyone studying social protest." --Robert Whiting, author, The Meaning of Ichiro, You've Gotta have Wa, and Tokyo Underworld.
"A powerful, poignant, and path-breaking docu-narrative." ---Ivan Hall, author, Cartels of the Mind and Bamboozled.
(More reviews and ordering details at http://www.debito.org/japaneseonly.html)
Full Chapter on tourism in Hokkaido
FODOR’S Japan 2012 Travel Guide
Pp. 759-817. ISBN 978-0-307-48049-1.
A novel of culture, kidnapping, and revenge in modern Japan
BY ARUDOU DEBITO
Gary Schmidt, a small-town American boy, meets a Japanese girl in college and follows her to Japan to start a family. Little does he know that her conservative Japanese clan has hidden agendas and secret intentions. Gary eventually realizes that he must escape their clutches – and convince his family to do the same before it's too late!
APPROPRIATE is a book about child abductions in Japan, where
after a divorce, a non-Japanese man comes back to Japan to retrieve
his children back to America. Although a work of fiction, it is
an amalgam of several true stories of divorce and Left-Behind Parents
in Japan. IN APPROPRIATE is about more
than just divorce: I wanted to describe how a person would find
fascination in Japan and Japanese people, come over during Japan's
Bubble Era to see Japan ripe with opportunity, and find how Japan
went sour as an economy over the past two decades. It was
wonderful to recount as a Bubble-Era veteran -- when in the late
1980's Japan looked poised to take over the world, and even challenge
notions of how capitalism works -- and see how, step-by-step,
Japanese society would be squeezed and squeezed, convinced that
recovery was right around the corner just like Godot. How a
person could assimilate himself to the point of founding his own
company, becoming bilingual in Japanese, even taking Japanese
citizenship, yet be blindsided by events that were nearly always
beyond his control. IN APPROPRIATE is also a time capsule
charting Japan's descent into mediocrity and comparative
Preview the first 11 pages of IN APPROPRIATE by clicking here.
Under book cover, click "Preview".
PRAISE FOR NOVEL "IN APPROPRIATE"
"ARUDOU Debito's depiction of how quickly life gets turned upside down by the crazy family rules in Japan will do more than just grab your attention. It will make you cry at the strange and deplorable tale of love lost in Japan. IN APPROPRIATE sheds necessary light on the twisted norms and laws in Japan that not only allow, but also encourage parents to abduct their children from one another. A must-read primer on the issue." -- Eric Kalmus, Children's Rights Network Japan (www.crnjapan.net), and Left-Behind Parent.
"IN APPROPRIATE by ARUDOU Debito is a work of fiction, full of fact... I read the book twice; once to check the facts and once to feel the emotions. There is no other way to describe this but say that on both fronts, the book hits home. Many people reading this will not believe it, but as somebody that has 'been there and done that"' I can honestly say this is one of the most powerful books I have ever read... If an inside, in-depth view of Japan is what you are after, then this book is for you." -- John Evans, Left-Behind Parent.
"I am not a left-behind parent but I am a Japan Veteran. I first went to Japan planning to spend a year and in the end spent 7 years of my life there. I married a Japanese, have two kids, and now live back in my home country with my wife and kids. Reading through Gary's early experiences with Japan and the culture was like reading my own diary. Thankfully the second half of the book wasn't. The book is engaging, informative, and authentic. I highly recommend IN APPROPRIATE. At the end I wanted more. Some will take that as a criticism but it's because I began to care about some of the characters and I wanted to know more. Without a doubt the book will appeal more to us Japanophiles, but a good story is a good story. I've read a lot of Japan-centric fiction, both good and bad. I classify this as great, and look forward to future fictional works by Debito." -- Steve Fylypchuk
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR AMAZON AND BARNES& NOBLE PAPERBACK, eBOOK, AND ONLINE DOWNLOAD FOR KINDLE AND NOOK HERE
"IN APPROPRIATE: A novel of culture, kidnapping, and revenge in Japan"
ISBN for paperback version: 978-1-257-02640-1
ISBN for ebook: 978-1-257-02648-7
Author: ARUDOU Debito
Date of Publication: 2011, eBook 2013
Length: 149 pages
Price: USD$9.99 (downloadable eBook), USD$14.00 (paperback, plus postage)
Author site at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Debito-Arudou/e/B004LTWY32
JAPANESE VERSION: 272 pages, 2500 yen, ISBN: 4-7503-9011-9 Revised 2007
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単行本（有道 出人 著）日本語です。
「外国人お断り」という看板を掲げた小樽市内の入浴施設が、一律に、外国人のような外見の人の入浴を拒否した。これは人種差別ではないのか？ある外国人 らはそう抗議を始め、この問題が世界的に知り渡った。そして永年、市をはじめとする行政がこうした状態を放置したため、入浴施設と小樽市を提訴し、現在は 継続中。この問題の発端から現在までを原告一人、有道出人が書いた本書は日本に鋭く問いかけるーー日本の真の国際化とは何か？日本における人権とは何か？
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Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 69, “Japan brings out big guns to sell remilitarization in U.S.”, on how an October 2013 speech in Hawaii by the Abe Administration's Kitaoka Shin'ichi is a classic case of charm offensive by a Gaijin Handler, floating a constitutional reinterpretation to allow for a standing Japanese military before the American military. (November 7, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 68, “Triumph of Tokyo Olympic Bid sends wring signal to Japan's resurgent right”, on how Tokyo 2020 is a terrible choice for Japan economically and politically. (October 1, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 67, “If you're jozu and you know it, hold your ground”, about how people should respond to intrusive/microaggressive questions that pigeonhole them – by not being “humble” (and if necessary, by lying about personal information!) (September 10, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 66, “Ol' blue eyes isn't back: Tsurunen's tale offers lessons in microcosm for DPJ”, offering a parallel arc for both a person and a political party that would not, or could not, control their own public narrative. (August 5, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 65, “Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism”, how the National Police Agency's need to constantly portray “rising foreign crime” has become ludicrous, given that NJ crime numbers and rates are below those of 20 years ago when the NJ population was half as large! And how official bullying of minorities is encouraging hate speech at the grassroots level. (July 8, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 64, “By opening up the debate to the real experts, Hashimoto did history a favor”, on how recent gaffes by the current outspoken Osaka Mayor have not only rekindled the suppressed debate on Wartime Sexual Slavery, but also offered strategies for dealing with Japan's resurgent revisionist right wing. (June 4, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 63, “Police, media must consider plight of those caught in linguistic dragnet”, problematizing racialized crime suspect reportage in Japan, and offering alternative methods for avoiding typologies in public media. (May 14, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 62, “Tweak the immigration debate and demand an upgrade to 'denizen' class”, on how “foreigners” are perpetually treated in Japan's dominant discourse as temporary no matter how long they live here, and how Japan is an international outlier in terms of not permitting permanent settlement of international labor. (April 2, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 61, “Child's quibble with US 'poverty superpower' propaganda unravels a sobering story about insular Japan,” how a journalist writing lopsided social critique for young audiences betrays not only the larger hand of ministerial manufacturing of consent, but also a lack of openmindedness in Japan's allegedly “more internationalized” next generation. (March 4, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 60, “Keep Abe's hawks in check or Japan will suffer,” a recounting of how ill a rerun of an Abe Shinzou Prime Ministership portends to be for Japan as a liberal democracy. (February 4, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 59, “The Year for NJ in 2012: A Top Ten,” the annual list of most important human rights issues affecting NJ in Japan. (January 1, 2013)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 58, “Do Japan a favor: Don't stop being a critic,” on how the pressure to “like” and say only “good things” about Japan creates an intellectual cage that stifles criticism and dims the chances for reform in Japan. (December 11, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 57, “If bully Ishihara wants one last stand, bring it on,” on how former Tokyo Governor Ishihara has risked his political career to fan the flames of xenophobia and push Japan to the right – and I say this is a necessary step at last to make clear Japan's future directions. (November 6, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 56, “Revisionists marching Japan back to a dangerous place,” on how the Senkakus and Takeshima Disputes are more than just an official distraction for domestic problems – they are a means to stop crucial liberalizations from taking place within Japanese society. (October 2, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 55, “Toot your own horn – don't let the modesty scam keep you down,” on how the apparent virtue of being self-effacing is a way to keep people (especially in Japan) from reaching their personal potential and changing the world around them. (September 4, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 54: “For nikkei immigrants in Japan, it doesn't have to be a bug's life”, a Kafkaesque parable of how certain groups of minorities in Japan are not taken seriously because they don't assert themselves. (August 7, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 53: “In formulating immigration policy, no seat at the table for NJ”, on the GOJ's earnest but deeply flawed restart of debate on NJ immigration policy. (July 3, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 52/ZEIT GIST Column 59: Microaggressions Part 2: “Guestists, Haters, the Vested: Apologists take many forms”, theorizing on why so many NJ are so viscerally opposed to anyone criticizing Japan, with a conclusion that it's because nerdy White males just aren't used to being a racialized and disenfranchised minority, and are trying to claim back their “White Privilege” within Japanese society. (June 5, 2012)
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 58, “A Decade Serving the Community” on the Japan Times Community Page's 10th Anniversary and why I think it's a very valuable resource. (May 8, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 51, “Yes, I can use chopsticks: the everyday 'microaggressions' that grind us down”, on how subtle everyday slights, insults, indignities, and denigrating messages directed at minorities in every society should be acknowledged as an issue and not enforced upon each other as fellow NJ. (May 1, 2012). So far, this has been my most popular column ever, with 6K Facebook “Likes” so far.
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 50, "Donald Keene should engage brain before fueling 'flyjin', foreign crime myths”, about how a reknowned Japan-studies scholar, who took out Japanese citizenship in his twilight years, is now ironically promoting misinformation and misunderstandings about NJ in Japan. (April 3, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 49, "Japan's revolving-door immigration policy hard-wired to fail”, about how a new visa regime to bring in “high-quality” foreign workers is once again doomed to failure – by design. (March 6, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 48, "These are a few of my favorite things about Japan", caving in to the odd pressure on social critics of Japan to “balance things out” by having to say something “nice” about the place. (February 6, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 47, "A Top Ten for 2011", on human rights events that affected Japan's NJ residents last year. (January 3, 2012)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 46, "For the sake of Japan's future, foreigners deserve a fair shake", on the effects of a lack of "fairness" as a strong cultural value in Japan. (December 6, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 45, "The costly fallout of tatemae and Japan's culture of deceit", on what the institutionalized expectation of nondisclosure and nonforthrightness does to a society: causes Fukushimas. (November 1, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 44, "Japan needs less 'ganbatte' more genuine action", on how the semantics of "try harder" actually excuses those unaffected by tragedy from doing more, and winds up forcing victims to "gaman" (endure) and become disempowered. (October 4, 2011)
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) No.1 Shimbun, September, 2011 issue, "Nothing has changed: After 25 years, little change for the better seen in the media's coverage of foreigners".
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 57, guest contribution, "The Top 10 most useless Japanese Prime Ministers" (I contribute Murayama). (September 27, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 43, "Sexlessness wreks marriages, threatens nation's future", on Japan's refusal to see "sexless marriages", and the world's lowest amount of sexual activity and satisfaction after marriage in the world, as a problem. (September 6, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 42, "The loneliness of the long-distance foreigner", a discussion of why it seems to be so difficult to make long-term Japanese male friends as a long-term NJ resident. (August 2, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 41, "Lives such as Daniel's desere to be honored in these pages", suggesting why the Japan Times is in a unique position to offer obituaries for passed long-term NJ, to honor and record their legacies. (July 5, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 40, "English-speaking diaspora should unite, not backbite", a contemplation of why NJ who are linked by the English language seem so uncooperative towards each other. (June 7, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 39, "Better to be branded a 'flyjin' than a man of the 'sheeple'", a defense of the NJ who are being unreservedly and undeservedly portrayed as deserters in Japan's time of need after Fukushima. (May 3, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 38, "Letting radiation leak, but never information", a critique on the system that keeps the Japanese public in the dark about safety issues, and why it cannot reform itself -- the vicious circle of government unaccountability breeding public fatalism. (April 5, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 37, "Charisma Men, unite against the identity enforcers", a defense of the immigrants' right to remake their identity without the Identity Police putting them "back in their place". (March 1, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 36/ZEIT GIST Column 55, "Naturalized Japanese: Foreigners no more: Long-terms hit back after trailblazing Diet member Tsurunen utters the F-word", questioning the advice, given in a December 28, 2010 Zeit Gist column, for long-termers: Accept your foreign status and work with it -- even if you're naturalized! Bullsta. (February 1, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 35/ZEIT GIST Column 54, "Arudou's Alien Almanac 2000-2010", giving the Top Ten events that affected NJ in Japan not only for the past year, but also for the past decade. (January 4, 2011)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 34, "MOFA gets E for effort in 'with or without U' farce", on my experience trying to renew my Japanese passport, only to have yet another Mexican Standoff regarding whether my name is spelled "Arudo" or "Arudou". MOFA even threatens to refuse to issue me a new passport! (December 7, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 33, "'Homogeneous', 'unique' myths stunt discourse in Japan Studies", on how academic fixations on finding superlatives for Japan, encouraged by the Japanese government, are interfering with good social science -- which Japan needs for overcoming challenges in the 21st Century. (November 3, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 32, "Census blind to Japan's true diversity", on how the Japanese government refuses to measure for ethnicity for political reasons. (October 5, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 31, "Don't blame JET for Japan's bad English", on how accusations, that the JET Programme is not fulfilling its mandate of improving Japan's language skills, are misplaced -- given that language teaching in Japan is systematically psychotic in the first place. (September 8, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 30, "The Victim Complex and Kim's Killer Con", on how the DPRK spy and mass murderer Kim Hyon Kui's visit to Japan was an amazing use of Japan's "victim" strategy to con money out of the Japanese government. (August 3, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 29, "Japan's Hostile Hostelling Industry", where even when we do have a law forbidding exclusion of customers by race or nationality, Japan's government does not only refuse to enforce it, but also officially promotes exclusionary hotels. (July 6, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 28, "Futenma is undermining Japanese democracy", on how the unequal US-Japan relationship and pressure over US bases in Okinawa eventually cost us a prime minister. (June 1, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 27, "Last Gasps of Japan's Dying Demogogues", concerning Tokyo Gov. Ishihara's Witch Hunt for Japanese politicians with foreign roots, and how he's gone too far this time. (May 4, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 26, "Japan, UN share blind spot on 'migrants'", with the abridged text of my March 23, 2010 speech to United Nations Special Rapporteur Jorge Bustamante. (April 6, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 25, "Sumo body deserves mawashi wedgie for racist wrestler ruling", on the Sumo Association's recent decision to count naturalized Japanese citzens as "foreigners" and limit their participation to one "NJ" per stable. (March 2, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 24, "NJ Suffrage and the Racist Element": on xenophobic Dietmember Hiranuma's racist statements towards Dietmember Renho, and how it lays bare the lie of the xenophobic Rightists saying that naturalization ever matters. (February 2, 2010)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 7, February-March 2010, "On Middle Age".
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 23/ZEIT GIST Column 53, "Human Rights in Japan: a top 10 for '09", on the most significant human rights advances in Japan for 2009. (January 5, 2010)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 22 / ZEIT GIST Column 52, "A Level Playing Field for Immigrants", offering several policy proposals to the DPJ on how to make Japan a more attractive place for immigration. (December 1, 2009)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 6, December 2009-January 2010, on the Top Nine Things I like about Japan.
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 21, "Demography vs. Demagoguery", on how politics has pervaded Japanese demographic science, making the topic of "immigration" taboo for discussion as an option. (November 3, 2009)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 5, November 2009, on the power of humor, and how it keeps humanity from going insane.
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 20, "Savoie Case shines spotlight on Japan's 'disappeared dads'". (October 6, 2009)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 4, October 2009, Hallowe'en Special on "Why I like Zombie Movies".
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 19 / ZEIT GIST Column 51, on McDonald's Japan's "Mr James" campaign: Why these stereotyping advertisements should be discontinued. (September 1, 2009)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 3, September 2009, "Albums vs Tracks, and the lost culture of album-based music".
Reuters: "The Great Debate" column: "Japan: The election that might change everything", with some background and prognostications about the historical August 30, 2009 national election in Japan. Published August 25, 2009.
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)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 2, July 2009, "The Sapporo Summer of Love. Every Summer".
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 50/JUST BE CAUSE Column 17, "Cops Crack Down with 'I Pee' Checks", on the Japanese police stretching their authority to demand urine samples from NJ in Roppongi without warrants (July 7, 2009)
Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 1, June 2009, "The Hell of Sapporo Winters".
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 16, "The Issue that dares not speak its name", on the suppressed debate on racial discrimination in Japan (June 2, 2009)
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 49, "IC You: Bugging the Alien", on the new IC Chip Gaijin Cards and national protests (May 19, 2009)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 15, "Fujimori gets his; Japan left shamed', on the good precedents set by the life imprisonment sentence of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (May 5, 2009)
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page Article 48/JUST BE CAUSE Column 14, "Golden parachutes for Nikkei only mark failure of race-based policy", on the failure of Japan's labor visa policies, and the repatriation bribe of the Nikkei (April 7, 2009)
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page Article 47, "Punishing Foreigners, Exonerating Japanese", on growing evidence of judicial double standards towards NJ (March 24, 2009)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 13, "Toadies, Vultures, and Zombie Debates" (March 3, 2009)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 12, "2channel: The Bullies' Forum" (February 3, 2009)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 11, "Human Rights in Japan: A Review of 2008" (January 6, 2009)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 10, "Stray thoughts on Obama's election" (December 2, 2008)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 9, "Truth Octane and the Dilution of Debate" (November 4, 2008)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 8/ZEIT GIST Community Page column 46, "Gaijin Part Three: How the concept is destroying Japan's countryside" (October 7, 2008)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 7, "The Case for 'Gaijin' as a Racist Word, Part Two" (September 2, 2008)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 6, "The Case for 'Gaijin' as a Racist Word" (August 5, 2008).
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page column 45, "Beware the Foreigner as Guinea Pig", on how denying rights to one segment of the population (NJ) affects everyone badly, as anti-civil-liberties policies tested on the NJ eventually get passed on citizens too (July 8, 2008).
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 5, "Forecast: Rough with ID checks mainly to the north", focussing on a protest against Hokkaido Police's racial profiling during the G8 Summit, and how it dodged media scrutiny and public accountability (July 1, 2008).
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 4, "Good Grass Roots", on how not all is doom and gloom in Japan's human rights realm (June 3, 2008).
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page column 44, "Arbitrary Rulings Equal Bad PR", on the odd refusals of eminently-qualified people for Permanent Residency, including Japan's first Caucasian geisha (May 28, 2008).
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 3 on Academic Social Responsibility: Activism vs. Academia (May 6, 2008)
Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page column 43, "Summit Wicked This Way Comes", on the Japanese Government's bad habits brought out by the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit (April 22, 2008).
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 2: "Public Forums, Spinning Wheels": On why local "International Forums" are often wasted opportunities. (April 1, 2008)
Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 1: "Dusting off the A-Word": On activism in Japan and why the word "activist" is such a bad label. (March 4, 2008)
Japan Times article: "THE MYOPIC STATE WE'RE IN: Fingerprint scheme exposes xenophobic, short-sighted trend in government" (December 18, 2007)
Japan Times article: "'GAIJIN CARD' CHECKS SPREAD AS POLICE DEPUTIZE THE NATION" (November 13, 2007)
Metropolis Magazine THE LAST WORD Column #709: "BAD IMPRESSIONS: Japan's new policy of fingerprinting foreigners is cack-handed and callous" (October 26, 2007)
Japan Times article: "HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEY STINKS: Government effort riddled with bias, bad science" (October 23, 2007)
Trans Pacific Radio "Shasetsu" column: "RUMBLE AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS--A hearing on human rights is disrupted by right wingers" (September 10, 2007).
Japan Times article: "THE SCAPEGOATING OF ASASHORYU: Champion's antics are least of sumo's worries". Co-authored with James Eriksson (September 4, 2007).
Japan Times article: "THE BLAME GAME: Convenience, creativity seen in efforts to scapegoat Japan's foreign community" (August 28, 2007).
Japan Times article: "ABUSE, RACISM, LOST EVIDENCE DENY JUSTICE IN VALENTINE CASE: Nigerian's ordeal shows that different standards apply for foreigners in court" (August 14, 2007).
Trans Pacific Radio "The Last Word" column, at the end of TPR News: "WHY I LOVE JAPANESE ELECTIONS" (July 27, 2007). Text and podcast available here.
Japan Times article: "SCHOOLS SINGLE OUT FOREIGN ROOTS: International kids suffer under archaic rules" (July 17, 2007). Scanned PDF version of the article here.
Japan Times article: "DEMISE OF CRIME MAGAZINE HISTORIC: Gaijin Hanzai's withdrawal from the market showed real power of 'newcomers' for the first time" (March 20, 2007)
Japan Times article: "UPPING THE FEAR FACTOR: There is a disturbing gap between actual crime in Japan and public worry over it" (February 20, 2007)
Japan Times article: "PULLING THE WOOL: Japan's pitch for the UN Human Rights Council was disingenuous at best" (November 7, 2006)
Japan Times article: "A WAY FORWARD? New immigration proposals are a step in the right direction" (July 11, 2006)
Japan Times article: "RIGHTING A WRONG: United Nations representative Doudou Diene's trip to Japan has caused a stir" (June 27, 2006)
"DIVORCE IN JAPAN: What a Mess!" Article for Success Stories Japan, a newsletter with briefings for the business executive, issue dated June 2006. (text of article available here). This is an excerpt and adaptation of our upcoming book HANDBOOK FOR NON-JAPANESE RESIDENTS (working title).
Japan Times article: "HOW TO KILL A BILL: Tottori's Human Rights Ordinance is a case study in alarmism" (May 2, 2006)
「外国人狩り」の様相 日本人誤認逮捕も必然的」民団新聞２００６年４月５日。民 団新聞サイトにある記事はこちらです。
Japan Times article: "TWISTED LEGAL LOGIC DEALS RIGHTS BLOW TO FOREIGNERS: McGowan ruling has set a very dangerous precedent" (February 7, 2006)
Japan Times article: "TAKING THE 'GAI' OUT OF 'GAIJIN': Immigration influx is inevitable, but can assimilation occur?" (January 24, 2006) (Adapted from a longer Japan Focus academic article of January 12, 2006)
Japan Times article: "LAWSUIT-FREE LAND A MYTH: Who says people don't sue in Japan? They do, and sometimes it makes a difference." (January 3, 2006)
Japan Times article: "THE "IC YOU CARD": Computer-chip card proposals for foreigners have big potential for abuse" (November 22, 2005)
Japan Times article: "MINISTRY MISSIVE WRECKS RECEPTION: MHLW asks hotels to enforce nonexistent law" (October 18, 2005)
Japan Times article, co-authored with Eric Johnston: "VISA CRACKDOWN--Don't get burned: Immigration is cracking down, so make sure you have the right visa" (i.e. one that will not get voided by doing part-time "baito" work (June 28, 2005)
Japan Times article: "HERE COMES THE FEAR: Antiterrorist law creates legal conundrums for foreign residents" (May 24, 2005)--with UPDATE including Mainichi Shinbun article of February 8, 2006, demonstrating that the article's claims are indeed coming true.
Japan Times article: "CREATING LAWS OUT OF THIN AIR: Revisions to hotel laws stretched by police to target foreigners" (March 8, 2005)
Japan Times article: "RACISM IS BAD BUSINESS: Overseas execs tired of rejection, 'Japanese Only' policies are turning international business away from Japan" (January 4, 2005)
"What Writers Read in 2004" Daily Yomiuri Feature, December 26, 2004 (excerpt)
Japan Times article: "GET ON THEIR CASE: Some advice on what to do if you feel that you've been the victim of discrimination" (Nov. 30, 2004)
"JAPANESE ONLY: The Otaru Hotspring Case and Discrimination Against 'Foreigners' in Japan", Znet, November 16, 2004.
"COMING CLEAN AT LAST: The Otaru Onsens Case exposes Japan's half-measured approach to eliminating discrimination." Metropolis Magazine, "The Last Word" column, Issue 554 (November 2004).
Japan Times article: "REPLACEMENT IMMIGRATION--THE PROS AND CONS: Barry Brophy and Debito Arudou offer two views on the immigration system" (Sept 14, 2004)
"Japan's Hard Line on Foreigners who stay too long": Nikkei Voice (a national newspaper for Japanese Canadians), July-August 2004 (article excerpted from this internet essay)
Japan Times article: "KNOW THE LAW: As terror fears cause crackdown, foreign residents should know their legal rights" (July 27, 2004)
Japan Times article: "VISA VILLAINS: Japan's new Immigration law overdoes enforcement and penalties" (June 29, 2004)
Japan Times article: "KIDNAP CRISIS POSES A NEW RISK: Japan's outrage toward the former hostages in Iraq could result in bad public policy" (May 11, 2004)
Japan Times article: "DOWNLOADABLE DISCRIMINATION: The Immigration Bureau's new snitching Web site is both short-sighted and wide open to all manner of abuses." (March 30, 2004)
(Illustration by Arudou Debito)
"DISCRIMINATION IN JAPAN: Racial Profiling by Police": Nikkei Voice (a national newspaper for Japanese Canadians), February 2004
Japan Times article: "FORENSIC SCIENCE FICTION: Bad science and racism underpin police policy" (January 13, 2004)
Japan Times article, "FREEDOM OF SPEECH: 'Tainted blood' sees 'foreign' students barred from English contests" (Jan 6, 2004)
「秋田市にてディスコの啓発が成功、三沢 市にて排他的ポリシー撤廃失敗」特定非営利活動法人 多民族共生人権教育センター（MEHREC-PE）出版 メーレック通信 Vol. 33, ２００３年１２月３１日（朝刊 pg1）
Asahi Shinbun English-language POINT OF VIEW Column, "IF CARTOON KIDS HAVE IT, WHY NOT FOREIGNERS?" (Dec 29, 2003) A translation of my Nov 8 2003 Asahi "Watashi no Shiten" column, included below and at the above link.
Japan Times article: "UNUSUAL ELECTION FULL OF PROMISE: Election results are good news for Japanese politics", (Nov 18, 2003)
「住民票 アニメに交付、外国人には？」朝日新聞「私の視点」コラム２００３年１１月８日（朝刊 pg21）
Japan Times article: "Time To Come Clean on Foreign Crime: Rising crime rate is a problem for Japan, but pinning blame on foreigners not the solution" (Oct 7, 2003). Authorship unbilled at The Japan Times Website, or original bilingual text file with live links available here.
Japan Times article on Japan's National Sports Meets (Kokutai), and how Japan's amateur sports leagues refuse foreign residents' participation: "A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?: National Sports Festival bars gaijin, and amateur leagues follow suit" (Sept 30, 2003)
「米国系日本人として我が国での意識高揚について」同和教育第４９６号 ２００３年７月２５日１６ページ、「人権文化を拓く」欄 第７７号 (Japanese jpeg)
Japan Times article on Japanese police abuse of authority: "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES: Japan's human rights bureau falls woefully short of meeting its own job specifications" (July 8, 2003)
Japan Times article on JCLU MAY 2003 ANTIRACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAW PROPOSAL, with bonus sidebars on Japan's UN Human Rights record, and legislative resistance to grass-roots antidiscrimination inputs. (June 3, 2003)
「『外国人お断り』人種差別撤廃へ法整備を」 （SARSによるホテルの恐怖感と一律外国人客お断りの方針）朝日新聞「私の視 点」コラム２００３年６月２日（朝刊、pg14）(jpg)
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)'s online journal "Miyakodayori", Article #70, May 23, 2003 on "JAPAN AS TOURIST DESTINATION?"
Japan Times article on SEAL "TAMA-CHAN" AND RIGHTS OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY IN JAPAN (March 4, 2003)
Japan Times article on NATURALIZATION IN JAPAN (Jan 28, 2003)
Japan Times article on FOREIGN CRIME STATISTICS IN JAPAN (Oct 4, 2002)
Japan Times article on NTT DOCOMO FOREIGNER TARIFF (Aug 29, 2002)
Japan Times article on TOKYO POLICE BIKE CHECKPOINTS (June 20, 2002)
Burakumin Liberation League articles (Japanese): 部落解放同盟経由出版
第４５回全国青年集会（群馬県水上町、２００１年８月２５日ー２７日）の流れと記念講演ゲスト・スピーカー私（写真はひ どいですけど）は部落解放新聞でレポートが出ました（２００１ 年９月１日版）
部落解放新聞（埼玉）に「小樽の入浴拒否事件」、私が書いた記事３連載: 647号, ２００１年１１月１日 、648号, ２００１年１１月１５日、649号, ２００１年１２月１日
解放出版社編集部（大阪）の JINKEN BOOK NEWSメールマガジン：「航空会社AIR-DOと『外人』とみられる乗客の劣等待遇」、「フジテレビの『外人』発言、帰 化した人も『外国人』と？」（２０００年 ２月号）
Japan Today (a news website) Columns Sixteen through Eighteen on Anthrax scares, Bush's America, and Muneo in the Japanese Diet (published Oct 24, 2001, Feb 19, and Feb 26 2002). Text of all three articles here.
Japan Today Columns Thirteen through Fifteen (published Aug 20, Sept 12, and Oct 3 2001) on Voting in Japan, September 11, and Racial Profiling. Text of all three articles here.
Japan Today Columns Ten through Twelve (published June 1, June 22, and July 16 2001) on Sports' Days (undoukai), Japan's misguided internationalization, and Peru's refugee ex-Prez Alberto Fujimori. Text of all three articles here.
Japan Today Columns Seven through Nine (published Mar 19, April 19, and May 11 2001) on Japanese investment strategies, TV Show Koko Ga Hen, and northern onsens' new exclusionary strategies. Text of all three articles here.
Japan Today Columns Four through Six on the Otaru Exclusionary Onsens Case (published Jan 19, Feb 5, and Feb 27 2001). Text of all three articles here.
Japan Today Columns One through Three on the hows and whys of taking out Japanese citizenship (published Dec 20, Dec 27 2000, and Jan 5 2001). Text of all three articles here.
KQED-FM San Francisco National Public Radio (NPR) "Pacific Time" Broadcasts on naturalization, broadcast Dec 15, 22, and 29, 2000. Text of three shows here with some feedback from San Francisco listeners.
Letters to XENE Magazine re their faux survey (actually a paid advertisement from Otaru City) on Otaru Onsens in their April-May 2000 issue. (Japanese version of the letter published Aug-Sept 2000, English Oct-Nov 2000, both here)
The New Observer, "Inequalities in Hokkaido", November 1999, reporting on Otaru Onsens.
The New Observer, "Separate but Unequal in Otaru", October 1999, also reporting on Otaru Onsens.
NKK NEWS, April, 1999, on Why immigration will change Japanese society (jpeg here) (text only here).
NKK NEWS, May, 1999, on How one can take out Japanese citizenship (jpeg here) (text only here)
Tokyo Classified, May 15, 1999, on Advice to Japanese university job-seekers (jpeg here) (info site here).
XENE Magazine April-May 1998, pg 15, on the Juuminhyou Mondai-- Foreigners legally being registered as nonresidents and what to do about it (info site here)
The UFJ Newsletter April-May 1998, pg 3, on the same thing.
ACCO NEWS (American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa) , February 1998 on "How to do Personal Imports" (info site here)
Hokkaido FAZ Magazine December 1997, pp 2-3, on Hokkaido's Natural Appeal.
"Foreign Residents officially made into Non-Residents: The Juuminhyou Mondai": Published in various forms in the New Observer, October 1997, JALT's Journal of Professional Issues, September 1997, and Xene Magazine, February/March 1998 (info site here)
"Intransigence bad for your health", The Asahi Evening News, July 7, 1996, pg 6, article on Japan's overly intransigent medical system. (jpeg here)
"Dodger catch Nomo pitches no morals", The Asahi Evening News, April 27, 1996, pg.6, article critical of baseball star Hideo Nomo's unsportmanlike conduct. (jpeg here)
Letter to the Economist Newsmagazine, February 4, 1995, critical of their coverage of the Kobe Earthquake (jpeg here).
Letter to the Economist Newsmagazine, December 7, 1991, poking fun at their discussion of Hollywood's treatment of British villains (jpegs here).
Letter to the Atlantic Monthly, January 1989, poking fun at their analysis of Japanese culture.
“'Embedded Racism' in Japanese Law: Towards a Japanese Critical Race Theory.” Pacific Asia Inquiry Vol. 4(1), Fall 2013.
“'Embedded Racism' in Japanese Migration Policies: Analyzing Japan's 'revolving door' work visa regimes under Critical Race Theory.” Journal of Pacific Asia Studies Vol. 3(1), May 2013. pp. 155-185.
“Japan's Rightward Swing and the Tottori Prefecture Human Rights Ordinance.” Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus), Vol. 11, Issue 9, No. 3. March 4, 2003.
“An introduction to Japanese society’s attitudes towards race and skin color.” In Ronald E. Hall, ed., Ch. 4 of The Melanin Millennium: Skin Color as the 21st Century International Discourse, pp. 49-70. Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-9400746077
Hokkaido Section, FODOR’S Japan 2012 Travel Guide, pp. 759-817. ISBN 978-0-307-48049-1.
“Propaganda in Japan's Media: Manufacturing Consent for National Goals at the Expense of NJ Residents”. Linguapax Asia: A Retrospective Edition of Language and Human Rights Issues. Collected Proceedings of Linguapax Asia Symposia, 2004-2009. Linguapax Institute, Pubs. November, 2010.
論文：単行本の章：「アメリカ人ディアスポラの民族性の問題」ジェームズ・ウィルキンソン、有道 出人共著。 「ヨーロッパ・ロシア・アメリカのディアスポラ」pp 140-155（駒井洋監修）明石書店２００９年１１月出版. English translation here.
"The Otaru Onsens Lawsuit, 10 Years On", Japonesia Review No. 6, 2008-09, pp 83-7. Tokyo.
"Japan's Entrenched Discrimination Toward Foreigners", translation by Arudou Debito for Japan Focus academic website of Asahi Shinbun article, dated October 5, 2008. Appeared in Japan Focus October 25, 2008.
Japan Focus article: "HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN", excerpt of eponymous book co-authored with Akira Higuchi. (March 23, 2008)
"Medical Care for Non-Japanese Residents of Japan: Let's look at Japanese Society's General 'Bedside Manner' First", Journal of International Health Vol.23, No.1 2008, pgs 19-21.
Japan Focus article: "JAPAN'S FUTURE AS AN INTERNATIONAL, MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: From Migrants to Immigrants" (October 29, 2007)
Japan Focus article: "GAIJIN HANZAI MAGAZINE AND HATE SPEECH IN JAPAN: The newfound power of Japan's international residents" (March 20, 2007)
Japan Focus article: "JAPAN'S COMING INTERNATIONALIZATION: Can Japan assimilate its immigrants?" (January 12, 2006) (Also reprinted at Znet January 16, 2006, and AsiaMedia News Daily, sponsored by UCLA's Asia Media Institute.)
"On Racism in Japan: Why One may be Hopeful for the Future", published in the Meiji Gakuin University Workshop Proceedings, Workshop for the Academic Frontier Project: "Social Change in Asia and the Pacific", International Studies of Our New Era: Immigrants, Refugees, and Women. Paper given at the Institute for International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, July 17-18, 2005. (Text of the paper here)
Japan Focus article: "JAPANESE ONLY: The Otaru Hotspring Case and Discrimination Against 'Foreigners' in Japan" (November 2005)
論文：「『外国人』入店禁止という人種差別」（有道 出人 著）、単行本『日本の民族差別 人種差別撤廃条約からみた課題）』p２１８ー２２９、岡本雅享先生監修・編著、明石書店（株）２００５年６月出版 ["'Gaikokujin' nyuuten kinshi to iu jinshu sabetsu" (Banning "Foreigners" Entry is Racial Discrimination). Chapter in book Nihon no Minzoku Sabetsu--Jinshu Sabetsu Teppai Jouyaku kara mita Kadai, Okamoto Masaktaka, Eds. (Akashi Shoten Inc June 2005)]
「日本にも差別禁止法が必要 外国人入浴拒否、小樽温泉訴訟判決に思う」「部落解放」（月刊誌）５１３号２００３年２月号、 pg６４～７０。
「どこにいても私は私である」：「心の健康」第１０９号「異文化の中のメンタルヘルス」特集 平成１４年８月３１日 出版 北海道精神保健協会 発行 pp14-24 (未編集されたJapanese text here)
"Education and Employment Status: Why JALT Should Take Interest in the Issues", in JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, Working Papers Column, February 2002, pp.27-28. (ISSN 0289-7938). A rougher version of this paper can be seen here.
"'Kokusai Juumin' ni Taishi 21 Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido no Arubeki Sugata" Foramu Jinbun Dai 3-Gou, Tokushuu, Dai 20 Kai Hokkaido Bunkaron. Sougou Teima: "Hokkaido to Kokusai Kouryuu -- Sono Jisseki to Tamesareru Rinen ("The 20th Hokkaido Culture Lecture Series--Hokkaido and Intercultural Exchange--Achievements and Ideas on Trial"), February 2001. This from a speech given at the abovementioned SGU forum on September 5, 2000. Japanese text of the handout (which was later revised to create the article) given at the speech here.
CAN WE DO BUSINESS? Introduction to Business English (Revised Textbook, independent publisher), Maruzen Planet KK, Tokyo, April, 2000. ISBN 4-944024-82-7
INTERNATIONALIZATION THROUGH TRANSPLANT EDUCATORS: THE JET PROGRAMME PART ONE, Hokkaido Jouhou Daigaku Kiyou, Vol. 11, Issue 1, September, 1999 (ISSN 0915-6658)
A NEW SYSTEM OF UNIVERSITY TENURE: REMEDY OR PROBLEM? co-authored with Fox, Michael H. and Shiozawa, Tadashi, in JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, August 1999, pp.13-18. (ISSN 0289-7938)
10+ QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NEXT UNIVERSITY EMPLOYER, in JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, July 1999, pp.14-16. (ISSN 0289-7938)
"THE JAPANESE WAY OF DEATH: A FUNERAL IN SAPPORO", Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) Occasional Paper No. 9, September 1997.
CAN WE DO BUSINESS? Introduction to Business English (Textbook), April, 1996, ISBN 4-925013-28-9
SPEAK YOUR MIND Introduction to Debate (Textbook) April, 1996, ISBN 4-925013-29-7
"New Zealand's Economic Reforms--Were They Worth It?", on free trade vs managed trade, published in Hokkaido Jouhou Daigaku Kiyou, Vol. 7, Issue 2, March, 1996. (ISSN 0915-6658)
SOUR STRAWBERRIES: A documentary on "Japan's Hidden Workers" and human rights, with Debito appearing as tour guide to exclusionary signs in Kabukichou, Tokyo. Directed by Tilman Koenig and Daniel Kremers of Leipzig, 2008. Preview of the movie here. Roadshow in Japan (Tokyo, Tsukuba, Nagoya, Shiga, Osaka, Okayama, Kumamoto) March 21-31 2009 and August 30 - September 12, 2009 (screening schedule here). Promotional PDF of the movie with stills of scenes here.
FROM THE SHADOWS: A documentary on child abductions to Japan and the lack of rights for the NJ parent after separation and divorce. Debito appears as a commentator. Directed by David Hearn and Matt Antell. Promotion for and previews of the movie here.
CARTOONS (click to view via link)
"Lifer" cartoon on "Things to see in a wintry Hokkaido" (Hokkaido View Magazine sometime in 2011)
"Lifer" cartoon on "Things to do during a Hokkaido Winter" (Sapporo Source Magazine Feb-March 2010)
"Lifer" cartoon on "End-Year Holiday Activities in Japan" (Sapporo Source Magazine Dec-Jan 2009-2010)
"Lifer" cartoon on "Things to do in Hokkaido" (Sapporo Source Magazine November 2009)
INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS
KQED-FM NPR "PACIFIC TIME" ESSAY DECEMBER 28, 2000 on Japanese naturalization (part three of three) (listen here or through iTunes)
KQED-FM NPR "PACIFIC TIME" ESSAY DECEMBER 21, 2000 on Japanese naturalization (part two of three) (listen here or through iTunes)
KQED-FM NPR "PACIFIC TIME" ESSAY DECEMBER 14, 2000 on Japanese naturalization (part one of three) (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JULY 1, 2011 on my FCCJ Book Break June 28, 2011 for my novel IN APPROPRIATE (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JUNE 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MAY 7, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)
Interview with Justin Tedaldi at Examiner.com and JETAA-NY, of Debito's 2011 novel "IN APPROPRIATE"
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST APRIL 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MARCH 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST FEBRUARY 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JANUARY 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST DECEMBER 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
CBC (Canada) Radio One Interview, November 16, 2010 on Japan's Population Crash.
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST NOVEMBER 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JULY 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
Interview with Kansai Scene Magazine, Issue 121, June 2010, "Bite the Ballot", on the denial of local suffrage rights for Permanent-Resident Non-Japanese.
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JUNE 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MAY 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST APRIL 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MARCH 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST FEBRUARY 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JANUARY 10, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST DECEMBER 20, 2009 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST NOVEMBER 30, 2009 (listen here or through iTunes)
DEBITO.ORG PODCAST OCTOBER 31, 2009 (listen here or through iTunes)
Interview with James Corbett at The Corbett Report, on RFID tracking and Gaijin Cards, September 18, 2009.
Interview with Robert Sanzalone at JapanTechTalk, on human rights in Japan etc., September 10, 2009.
Interview with the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, by Sabine Sutterlin, on the future of Japan's demography and why it needs to come to terms with immigration. August 3, 2009.
Interview with Joseph Tame at Japan Podshow, on human rights in Japan etc., June 14, 2009.
Interview with TKYOSAM on all sortsa stuff, YouTube, January 5, 2009.
「移 民にも平等な権利を FRANCAを結成して 有道 出人インタビュー」部落解放 ２００８年８月６０２号 pg 80-88.
Daily Yomiuri May 30, 2008, reviewing HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, "Cradle-to-grave guide to the good and bad of life in Japan", by Tom Baker.
Portuguese Nikkei newspaper Jornal Tudo Bem May 9, 2008, "Escritor luta contra preconceito no Japao", by Pablo Yuba, on the need to learn Japanese to fit into Japan.
Debito.org Podcast April 5, 2008, on HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, recorded speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, March 18, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.
Debito.org Podcast on HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, March 12, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.
Debito.org Podcast February 26, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.
Keeping Pace in Japan Blog February 21, 2008, interview regarding HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS.
Debito.org Podcast February 12, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.
The Sapporo Snow Festival... and Racial Discrimination in Japan. Italian TV SKY TG24, interview broadcast nationwide in Italian February 9, 2008. Available as a .mov file on the Debito.org Blog.
Debito.org Podcast February 2, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.
Debito.org Podcast December 19, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/12/19/debitoorg-newsletter-for-december-19-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter December 8, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/12/11/debitoorg-newsletter-for-december-10-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter November 28, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/30/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-28-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter November 19, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/13/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-19-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter November 12, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/13/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-12-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter November 5, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/08/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-5-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter October 29, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/10/31/debito-102907-fingerprints-japan-accenture/
Podcast: Metropolis Magazine October 26, 2007 (Part two, minute five to fifteen) on Immigration's refingerprinting of non-Japanese at the border.
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter October 20, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio at http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/10/21/debitoorg-newsletter-for-october-20-2007/
Podcast: Debito.org Newsletter October 13, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio at http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/10/16/debitoorg-newsletter-for-october-13-2007/
"Debito Arudou on the Foreign Labor Market and the Valentine Case, Part 2 of 2", Trans Pacific Radio, TPR Spotlight, September 12, 2007.
"Debito Arudou on the Foreign Labor Market (& Duran Duran), Part 1 of 2", Trans Pacific Radio, TPR Spotlight, August 7, 2007.
"Seijigiri's Election Day Special with Debito Arudou", Trans Pacific Radio, Seijigiri Program #29, July 29, 2007.
An interview with Arudou Debito for BigDaikon, March 28, 2007 (NB: Skype interview, sound quality middling but tolerable).
"A conversation with Debito Arudou", Trans Pacific Radio, Seijigiri Program #19, March 8, 2007.
"Twenty Questions" Interview with J-Select's "Back Chat--Life in Japan from a Different Perspective", Japan Select Magazine, December 2006, page 74.
Live interview on "Japan and the UN" with Neil Smart, Radio Adelaide, Australia, on November 12, 2006, 8:15-8:30AM. http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au
Podcast interview with online journalist Bicyclemark on Tokyo Governor Ishihara Shintaro (released November 6, 2006)
Yamato Damacy episode 23 interview three (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released May 24, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタビューは和英放送です）
Yamato Damacy episode 20 interview three (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released April 28, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタビューは和英放送です）
Yamato Damacy episode 15 interview two (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released March 24, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタビューは和英放送です）
Yamato Damacy episode 13 bilingual interview one (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released March 10, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタビューは和英放送です）
Live interview on "Japan's future with immigration", with Radio Adelaide, Australia, on November 4, 2005, 6:40-7AM. http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au
Live interview on the onsens case with Jonathan Lucraft, Radio Adelaide, Australia, on December 1, 2004, 6:45-7AM http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au
National Public Radio (NPR), ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, July 3, 2003 Broadcast. Title: "A New Yorker in Japan". Abstract: "David Aldwinckle is a typically outspoken native of New York. But where he lives now, he's anything but typical. Aldwinckle -- also known as Arudou Debito -- has become a citizen of Japan. It's a rare and complicated step for a Westerner." Hear it at: http://discover.npr.org/rundowns/segment.jhtml?wfId=1319816 (Choose free downloadable audio player here, more help from NPR here)
部落解放２００３年２月 ５１３号：有道 出人 インタビュー 「日本にも差別禁止法が必要 外国人入浴拒否、小樽温泉訴訟判決に思う」pp 64-70
解放新聞埼玉 第６７３号 ２００２年１２月１５日 ４ページ 有道 出人インタビュー「人種差別に有罪判決」と社説
Otaru Lawsuit Decision of Nov 11, 2002--Radio interview with The BBC (link to sound file)
HBC Radio, Mar 26, 2001, 8:30-9:00 PM, has thirty-minute program entitled "Japanese Only", showing how the issue is fermenting. Soundbites from many sides, including eldsters saying they don't want to bathe with foreigners because they stink and spread disease. To listen to the radio program in Japanese in .ra format, please click here.
Radio interview with Chris Flynn, Love FM Fukuoka, on Otaru Onsens Lawsuit, June 30, 2001. The entire eleven-minute interview in English and Japanese is available here as an mp3 soundfile, playable on software such as Real Player (free download here), or as a wma file available here.
Jiji Jaanaru (journal for the bureaucrats), April 1, 2001, pages 10-15, two pages on the onsen issue and a four-page interview (Japanese jpegs start from here) （日本語）
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation As It Happens, Feb 22, 2001, Radio interview on Otaru Lawsuit, playable in Real Audio (free software download here) in English (CBC website archive link here)
CITATIONS IN ACADEMIC AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Tidten, Dan. Gleichheitorientierte Politiken in Japan. Ludicum, 2012. Pages 49-50.
Gadir, Jonathan. Planet Japan: Discovering an Alternative Modernity in Crisis. Pages 13-18 talk about the Otaru Onsens Case. CreateSpace Inc, 2012. ISBN 1460952995.
Cybriwski, Roman A., Roppongi Crossing: The Demise of a Tokyo Nightclub District and the Reshaping of a Global City. Pages 15-16, 171, 268, 274, 283, and 291. University of Georgia Press, March 2011. ISBN: 082033932X.
Dillon, Christopher; LANDED: The guide to buying property in Japan. Dillon Communications 2010, pg 21, 179, on housebuilding and naturalization.
Chung, Erin Aeran; IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP IN JAPAN. Cambridge University Press 2010, on naturalization in Japan (as David Aldwinckle, NKK News 1999)
Haffner, John; Klett, Tomas Casas i; Lehmann, Jean-Pierre. "JAPAN'S OPEN FUTURE: An Agenda for Global Citizenship". Anthem Press March 2009, pg 194, regarding Gaijin Hanzai Magazine. Also cited in bibliography is Arudou Debito's Japan Focus article of March 2008 on "Gaijin Hanzai Magazine and Hate Speech in Japan." ISBN 978-1-84331-311-3.
Johnson, David T., and Zimring, Franklin E, "The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)" February 2009. Bibiography page 456, citing Arudou Debito, "The Myopic State We're In", Japan Times December 18, 2007. ISBN 978-0195337402.
Graf, Arndt, "Port Cities in Asia and Europe (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)", Routledge, January 2009. Bibliography page 154, citing Otaru Onsens Case Sapporo District Court testimony. ISBN 978-0710311832.
Minear, Richard H., "THROUGH JAPANESE EYES", junior high/high school textbook on Japanese society. Apex Press, Fourth Edition, July 2008. Pp 285-288 cites a rewrite of Arudou Debito's Japan Focus article 176. ISBN: 0-938960-53-9.
Winterdyk, John, and Georgios Antonopoulos, "Racist Victimization". Ashgate, July 2008. Citation of Debito.org as "helpful website" on page 183. ISBN 978-0754673200.
Sorensen, André: "Livable Communities in Japan?" Japan Focus February 1, 2008.
Chan, Jennifer, "Another Japan Is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education". Reference section page 289 (in chapter dealing with nonexistent "NGO" ISSHO Kikaku) and bibliographical references page 368 cite Arudou Debito's book "'JAPANESE ONLY': The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan". ISBN 978-0804757829.
Ertl, John, Tierney, R. Kenji, "Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within (Asian Anthropologies)". Berghahn Books, November, 2007. Introduction page 25 cites Arudou Debito book "'JAPANESE ONLY': The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" as reference. ISBN 978-1845452261.
単行本「グローバル時代の日本社会と国籍」、李洙任と田中宏 著。明石書店２００７年５月１０日発行、ISBN 978-4-7503-2531-6, pg 45-47.
Willis, David Blake; Murphy-Shigematsu, Stephen, Eds., "Transcultural Japan (Asia's Transformations)" Routledge, January 2008. Page 34 bibliography cites Arudou Debito's Japan Focus article "Japan's Coming Internationalization: Can Japan Assimilate its Immigrants?" (2006). ISBN 978-0415368902.
Chapman, David, "Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series)". Routledge, November 2007. Cites activities of The Community promoting multicultural awareness on page 121. ISBN 978-0415426374.
Pence, Canon, "Japanese Only: Xenophobic Exclusion in Japan's Private Sphere". New York International Law Review, Summer, 2007, pages 1-73.
Heyden, Carmen: "Gaijin! Welcome to Japan... Japan auf dem Weg in eine mulikulturelle Gesellschaft." PRAXIS GEOGRAPHIE (German), Preisliste Nr. 30 vom 1. April 2007. Bildungshaus Schulbuchverlage Westermann Schroedel Diesterweg Schoeningh Winklers GmbH, publishers.
Burgess, Chris: "Multicultural Japan? Discourse and the 'Myth' of Homogeneity". Japan Focus March 2007.
West, Mark D, "Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States". University of Chicago Press, January 2007. Page 356 footnote 116, citing Arudou Debito book "'JAPANESE ONLY': The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan". ISBN 978-0226894089
「英語の新しい役割：アジアを結ぶリングア・フランカ」李洙任（Lee, Soo im）著。龍谷大学経済学論集（民際学特集）２００７年記載予定。
第６回移住労働者と連帯する全国のフォーラム・北海道 報告集 第６回移住労働者と連帯する全国のフォーラム・ 北海道実行委員会２００７年１月１０日発行。４２～４８ページ、「分 科会報告：外国人の人権基本法、人種差別禁止法を制定しよう」はここでご覧下さい。
Caryl, Christian, and Kashiwagi, Akiko: "This Is the New Japan: Immigrants are Transforming a Once Insular Society". Japan Focus October 2006.
Zielenziger, Michael, "Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created its Own Lost Generation". Nan A Talese, September 2006. Page 316 footnote 16, on Otaru Onsens Case and Debito.org. ISBN 978-0385513036
Talmadge, Eric, "Getting Wet: Adventures in the Japanese Bath". Kodansha International, August 2006. Interview pp 149 - 155, regarding Otaru Onsens Case and racial discrimination in Japan. ISBN 978-4770030207.
Milhaupt, Curtis J.; Ramseyer, J. Mark; and West, Mark D.: "The Japanese Legal System: Cases, Codes, and Commentary". Foundation Press, June 2006, ISBN 1-599-41017-6. Citing Arudou Debito's book "'JAPANESE ONLY': The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" (Akashi Shoten Inc. 2006).
Gottlieb, Nanett, "Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan (Contemporary Japan)". Routledge, February 2006. Page 96 talks about Kume Hiroshi Case and his use of the word "gaijin" during a 1996 live broadcast. Back references page 142 cite Debito.org on the Kume Case, and what remains of the deleted ISSHO archives on Debito.org on page 146. ISBN 978-0415338035.
Sloss, Colin; Kawahara, Toshiaki; Grassi, Richard: "Shift the Focus", Lesson 4: "Discrimination, or Being Japanese...?" pp 18-21, on the Otaru Onsens Case. Sanshusha Pubilshing Co., Ltd. February, 2006. ISBN: 4-384-33363-3.
Lee, Soo im; Murphy-Shigematsu, Stephen; and Befu, Harumi, eds., "JAPAN'S DIVERSITY DILEMMAS". iUniverse Inc. 2006. ISBN 0-595-36257-5. Two citations, in Chapter 4 (Murphy-Shigematsu, "Diverse Forms of Minority National Identities in Japan's Multicultural Society", pp. 75-99) and Chapter 5 (Lee, "The Cultural Exclusiveness of Ethnocentrism: Japan's Treatment of Foreign Residents", pp. 100-125).
Hayes, Declan, "The Japanese Disease: Sex and Sleaze in Modern Japan". iUniverse Inc., September 2005. Page 54, citing the Otaru Onsens Case, and page 311 footnote 14, with thanks for assistance. ISBN 978-0595370153.
Spiri, John, "Japanese at Work--a look a the working lives of Japanese people", interview pp. 35-37. Japan Association for Language Teaching pubs, Special Interest Group for Materials Writers, 2005. ISBN 4-931424-20-1. More information at http://www.globalstories.net.
Philips, Cathy, Ed. "Time Out Guide to Tokyo", 4th Edition, Time Out Publishing June 2005. Page 301, regarding the usefulness of Debito.org. ISBN 978-1904978374.
Anholt, Simon, "Brand New Justice, Second Edition: How Branding Places and Products Can Help the Developing World". Butterworth-Heinemann, January 2005. Citing as footnote 18 on page 167 my very off-topic research paper from 1996, "New Zealand's Economic Reforms--Were They Worth It?", ISBN 978-0750666008.
Close, Paul, and Askew, David, "Asia Pacific And Human Rights: A Global Political Economy Perspective (The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms)". Ashgate Publishing, December 2004. Debito.org cited as reference in bibliography. ISBN 978-0754636298.
Asakawa, Gil, "Being Japanese American: A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends". Stone Bridge Press, June 2004. Citing Debito.org as a site of interest in resources, page 134. ISBN 978-1880656853.
聖学院大学 政治経済学部 政治経済学科 ２００４年度 推進入学審査 小論文問題として記載：有道 出人著の朝日新聞「私の視 点」欄から 「『外国人お断り』人種差別撤廃へ法整備を」（SARSによるホテルの恐怖感と一律外国人客お断りの方針）。２００３年６月２日朝刊 pg14（聖学院大学の問題用紙はこちらです。引用された記 事へのリンクはこちらです）（学研（株）出版）
Let's Go Inc., "Let's Go Japan 1st Ed". Let's Go Publications, December 2003. Page 690 on favorite restaurant Ebi-Ten, pp 696-697 sidebars, interview with Olaf Karthaus and Arudou Debito on Otaru Onsens Case. ISBN 978-0312320072.
Belson, Ken, and Bremner, Brian, "Hello Kitty: The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon" Wiley, November 2003. Citation page 136 of Kyodo News March 19, 2003 article translation by Arudou Debito, regarding "Tama-Chan" protests. ISBN 978-0470820940.
共同通信社編集委員室 「多国籍ジパングの主役たち」。明石書店２００３年５月。「実４９ 外国人だから悪いの？ー裸の付き合い」On the Otaru Onsens Case and how excluder and excludee became friends.
Arnould, Eric J; Price, Linda; Zinkhan, George M, "Consumers" McGraw-Hill/Irwin, March 2003. Page 76 cites Otaru Onsens Case as "Cultural Category Confusion". ISBN 978-0072537147.
Mclelland, Mark, "Japanese Cybercultures (Asia's Transformations)", Routledge, February 2003. Page 171, citing Debito.org as an example of online activism. ISBN 978-0415279185.
Fujimoto, Etsuko, "Japanese-ness, Whiteness, and the 'Other' in Japan's Internationalization". Essay from book Transforming Communication About Culture (2002), edited by Mary Jane Collier. Sage Publications, Inc; 1st edition (December 15, 2001), ISBN-13: 978-0761924883. Discussed briefly on Japan in Amber blog by Matt Dioguardi here.
Picardi, Richard P, "Skills of Workplace Communication: A Handbook for T&D Specialists and Their Organizations". Quorum Books, September 2001. Pp 29-30 cites Otaru Onsens Case and Ana Bortz Case, as part of New York Times November 15, 1999 article, as cases of battles against ethnocentrism in Japan. ISBN 978-1567203622.
CITATIONS IN THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE AND OVERSEAS MEDIA:
“In Japan, will haafu ever be considered whole?”, cited regarding how Japan's laws interfere with Japan's multiethnic future. The Diplomat.com, October 3, 2013.
“Japan: Alt und ausländerfeindlich.” (Japan: Old and Xenophobic) Quoted on how support for immigration would be political suicide. Die Zeit, December 16, 2012 (German). (Google Translate English version here)
“Japan held innocent foreigner for 15 years: Critics say legal system harsh to non-Japanese”. Quoted on the Govinda Mainali injustice case in the Washington Times, Monday, June 25, 2012.
"FYI: NATIONALITY: Many angles to acquiring Japanese citizenship", by Masami Ito. The Japan Times December 27, 2011.
"Falling birthrate, rising life expectancy afflict Japan", by Monty DiPietro, on how Japan's government deliberately creates visa regimes that foster temporary revolving-door employment conditions for NJ workers. China Daily/Asia Weekly July 1-7, 2011.
"Mind the gap, get over it: Japan Hands. Charles Lewis asks three wise men from afar for their take on some of the issues that vex long-term foreign residents". The Japan Times ZEIT GIST column, December 28, 2010.
"Released, American father still faces uphill custody battle in Japan", CNNGo.com July 6, 2010.
"Sambo racism row reignites over kids' play", by Matthew Chozick, citing Debito.org's parody of "Little Black Sambo"'s republication in Japan. The Japan Times, April 13, 2010.
“Released, American father still faces uphill child custody battle in Japan”, by Takehiko Kambayashi, quoted on the Christopher Savoie Case. Christian Science Monitor October 15, 2009.
"McRacism in Japan?", by Jeff Wang, on the problematic McDonald's Japan "Mr James" burger campaign. San Francisco Chronicle, September 2, 2009.
"Not Everyone is Lovin' Japan's New McDonald's Mascot", by Coco Masters, on the problematic "Mr James" burger campaign. TIME Magazine, August 24, 2009.
"Foreigners fail to see joke over McDonald's dorky-white-guy ad", on the problematic "Mr James" burger campaign. South China Morning Post, August 21, 2009.
"'Sour Strawberries' spotlights plight of non-Japanese 'trainees'", by Tomoko Otake, on the documentary SOUR STRAWBERIES March 24, 2009 screening in Tokyo Takadanobaba, and the audience reactions. "Where it's at" Column, The Japan Times, April 14, 2009.
"An Obama for Japan: Yes we can?", by Michael Hassett. The Japan Times, Tuesday, November 5, 2008.
"'Japanese Only' author to visit Bay Area", The Hokubei Mainichi News, August 22, 2008, E page 1.
"Faculty, staff, union question decision to ax Extension program", regarding University of California Santa Cruz's decision to terminate our sister university's EFL language program. Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 19, 2008.
Book Review: "Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants to Japan: Guidebook aims to assist foreigners who are planning to settle in Japan." Nikkei Voice July/August 2008 page 16.
"Japan rails at Australian's tabloid trash", on the Mainichi Waiwai column's demise. The Sydney Morning Herald, July 4, 2008. I am quoted in support of former editor Ryann Connell.
"Radical immigration plan under consideration", The Japan Times, Thursday, June 19, 2008.
"Helping newcomers settle in Japan", Book Review of HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN in the Asian Bookshelf by Donald Richie, The Japan Times, April 20, 2008.
"Those Scary Gaijin -- Japan is fingerprinting foreigners, and some residents are up in arms", Maclean's Magazine (Canada) March 17, 2008, page 34-5.
"Japanese youth help compatriots embrace diversity", Christian Science Monitor, January 18, 2008.
"Expatriates concerned by plans for Japanese language tests", ABC Radio Australia January 18, 2008.
"The future of print: The newspaper business still has a few years left here." Citation within interview with Yukiko Ogasawara, Editor of the Japan Times, by Tony McNicol. Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan No.1 Shimbun December 3, 2007.
"GRENZKONTROLLEN: Japans Furcht vor dem Fremden" (Border Controls: Japan's fear of foreigners) by Christoph Neumann. DER SPIEGEL November 26, 2007. German original here. English translation here.
"Japan's 1984: Japanese authorities have introduced American-style immigration law. Foreigners will have to be fingerprinted and photographed every time they enter the country--a law that some regard as Orwellian." Broadcast by TV network France 24, interview on Japan's new Immigration laws requiring almost all foreigners to be fingerprinted, by Nathalie Tourret. November 20, 2007, English version online here, French version online here.
"Let's be fair, let Japanese win", regarding restrictions on Non-Japanese athletes in Japanese sports, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany), By Chie Matsumoto, October 4, 2007.
JapanZine March 2007 issue: "Japan on the Web 2007": Debito.org included amongst the pick of the "most essential websites for people living in Japan", as a "a mine of information for social activists and Average Joe foreigners living in Japan. His step-by-step guide to handling random ID checks by the police is a time-worn classic." De nada.
"Japanese confront differences" By Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, Published March 9, 2007.
"English school condemned for limiting teachers to blond hair, blue eyes". Japan Today/Kyodo News February 12, 2007.
"JAPAN: Magazine's focus on crimes by foreigners sparks outrage; Graphic collage of foreigners' crimes touches on Japanese xenophobia, say rights groups". South China Morning Post, Wednesday, February 7, 2007. By Julian Ryall. Asia Media link here, excerpt on Debito.org blog here.
"Japan Store Withdraws 'Foreigner Crime File' Magazine", By Stuart Biggs and Kanoko Matsuyama. Bloomberg, February 7, 2007. Original link here, reproduced on Debito.org blog here.
"You're not big, you're not clever" [re GAIJIN HANZAI Magazine] By Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times Online Weblog, February 4, 2007.
"Magazine plays to Japanese xenophobia; Available in mainstream bookstores, magazine targets Iranians, Chinese, Koreans and US servicemen". Guardian Unlimited (UK) newspaper online, Friday February 2, 2007. By Justin McCurry in Tokyo.
"Good Cop, Bored Cop", article on police targeting of foreigners on bikes. By Max in the Dodesho column, FUKUOKA NOW Magazine, February 2007.
Japan Times Letter to the Editor December 3, 2006, "As alike as they are different", regarding Gregory Clark's media bully-pulpiting hypocrisy.
"Personality Profile: Frances Fister-Stoga and Linguapax Asia 2006", Japan Times, Sept 30, 2006, including details on October 7 2006 speech listed under Speeches section below.
"The New Face of Japan--Foreigners are not only coming--They're staying", on naturalization and Japan's future, in Newsweek Japan, issue dated September 11, 2006 (blogged text also available here).
"UN Envoy Urges Japan to Adopt Anti-Discrimination Legislation", the CERD Committee's Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene's follow-up visit to Japan, by Steven Herman. Voice of America, May 18, 2006.
"Net boards venue for faceless rightists" (regarding the 2006 2-Channel lawsuit), by Eric Johnston. Japan Times article, March 14, 2006.
"Looking for the Law in Online Japan's Wild West", by Tim Hornyak. Japan Media Review, February 16, 2006.
"On the Road to Apartheid? Japan and the Steve McGowan Case", by Eric Johnston. Japan Focus article, February 4, 2006.
"Man loses racial discrimination suit against shop", Japan Times, January 31, 2006.
Articles related to Iwamizawa Court victory for defamation of character lawsuit against BBS "2-Channel", Friday and Saturday, January 20-21, 2006.
"ARUDOU DEBITO: ANGELIC ACTIVIST OR DEVILISH DEMONSTRATOR?" Review of book JAPANESE ONLY in Japanzine, issue dated December 2005, page 11.
"Human Rights NGOs and the Media: Allies or Adversaries?", by Tony McNicol. University of Southern California's online magazine "Japan Media Review", December 2, 2005.
" JAPAN SEES BEGINNING OF CHANGE." Tony McNicol talks to "Dogs and Demons" author Alex Kerr, who cites activism internalizing domestic debate regarding foreignness. Japan Times Community Page October 25, 2005.
"City off hook over bathhouse barring of foreigners", on Japan Supreme Court Decision refusing to hear the Otaru Onsens Case, Japan Times, April 8, 2005.
"BATHHOUSE PUSHES A FOREIGNER INTO THE DOGHOUSE" Book Review of "JAPANESE ONLY" by Jeff Kingston, Japan Times newspaper, January 30, 2005.
"THE WATER'S FINE, BUT DON'T COME IN", Book Review of "JAPANESE ONLY" by Tom Baker, Daily Yomiuri newspaper, January 16, 2005.
Yomiuri Shinbun Editorial, "Time to end discrimination against foreigners", Daily Yomiuri, December 14, 2004.
"Japanese Only--Debito Arudou is battling racism in Japan one court at a time". JAPAN CLOSE-UP, October 2004, page 38-9.
ARTICLES ON THE OTARU ONSENS LAWSUIT SAPPORO HIGH COURT DECISION OF SEPT 16, 2004 Japan Times/Kyodo, Mainichi Daily, AP/Yahoo News, 道 新前日・当日・社 説、毎 日前日・当日、朝日・読 売・産 経 等, and a BBC World Service Radio broadcast Sept 19, 2004, downloadable as mp3 file (3 minutes 25 seconds)
"THE LOCAL STORY Hot Onsen Mean Hot Lawsuit in Otaru", LET'S GO JAPAN (2004 Edition), pp 696-7, with Olaf Karthaus.
Japan Times, "Never in Japan, can kin 'return' here" (May 20, 2004), on the efficacy of using the word "kikoku" (repatriation) to describe the arrival in Japan of children of Japanese abductees to North Korea.
International Herald Tribune (April 23, 2004), New York Times (May 12, 2004) on discrimination in Wakkanai and Monbetsu, Japan: "Unwelcome Mat: Bars in a Japanese port keep Russians outside".
Al-Jazeera on "Keeping foreigners out of Japan", 12 April 2004.
The Japan Times, March 25, 2004, "DOWNSIDE OF BEING FOREIGN: Discrimination's blatant signs, not roots, easy target."
The Washington Post, Style Section, July 4, 2003, Front Page, entitled "IN JAPAN, US EXPAT FIGHTS THE YANKEE WAY"
Chicago Tribune May 8, 2003: "CRUSADER-CITIZEN TAKES ON JAPAN"
Nihongo Journal Feb 2003, on the Otaru Onsen Lawsuit: "Banning Foreigners from Baths is Discrimination".
International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shinbun, Nov 23-24, 2002, pg 33: "Crusader of Sapporo shrugs off threats in defiant push for change: Fresh from one legal assault against discrimination, Debito Arudou is ready for more."
Otaru Lawsuit Decision of Nov 11, 2002--Citations in IHT/Asahi (JPN), Japan Times (JPN), The Daily Yomiuri (JPN), CNN (US), Mainichi Daily News (JPN), BBC (UK), South China Morning Post (HK), The Guardian (UK), The Los Angeles Times (US), The Age (Australia), The Independent (UK), The New York Times (US), The National Post (Canada), and The BBC again (with radio interview sound file)
The Daily Yomiuri on "A New Breed of Naturalized Citizens" (Sept 6, 2002, pages one and seven)
Citation in Shishin, Alex: "The Problems of Xenophobia and the Teaching of English in Japanese" (July 2002), Erfurt Electronic Studies in English Journal Website, Germany
The Kanji Clinic Website on the Hows and Whys of Learning How to Read and Write Japanese.
The Observer (UK) on both the World Cup exclusions and the Otaru Onsen Case (June 9, 2002)
New York Times, commenting on Sapporo as World Cup 2002 Host City. (June 6, 2002)
International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shinbun, commenting on Sapporo as World Cup 2002 Host City. (June 6, 2002)
Japan Times, April 22, 2002, page 11, "Calm after Otaru Onsen Storm--Public forum finds birthplace no bar to a bath" (a chat with elderly onsen bathers about their feelings about foreigners--an event which almost ended in disaster)
Media Updates (a compendium of articles, English and Japanese) for March 28, 2001, April 13, 2001, May 14, 2001, June 28, 2001, July 5, 2001, July 19, 2001, August 20, 2001, February 15, 2002
Daily Yomiuri, "Official invisibility diminishes foreign spouses' status", on the Residency Certificate (juuminhyou) Problem, Feb 28, 2002.
Daily Yomiuri full-pager on Onsen Problem, Saturday Scene, May 5, 2001. (English)
Hokkaido Shinbun May 4, 2001, on trip to Wakkanai to investigate discriminatory establishments (Japanese). More details on the trip here.
Hokkaido Shinbun and Mainichi Shinbun (both Sorachi-area versions) on people power in my hometown Nanporo, trying to increase popular participation in local government through town meetings with the mayor and assemblypeople. Articles in Japanese dated April 14, April 22 (Doshin, Mainichi), and May 9, 2001. Background in English here.
Japan Times, two articles on naturalization dated April 20, 2001 ("Foreigners face hard slog to Japanese citizenship"), and while I'm at it: April 21, 2001 ("Koreans weigh merits of gaining Japanese citizenship") (English)
Doshin Today monthly magazine, April 2001, page 50-51, features Arudou's views on the Feb 2001 TBS show "Koko Ga Hen" in an article entitled "After the Bashfest--Arudou's Point of View" (fukuro tataki in atta, arudou debito san no iibun). Bonus advertisement for the magazine featuring Arudou's angry-looking mug with the other talking heads--right next to PM Mori. (Japanese jpegs)
HBC TV, Mar 27, 2001, 1:55-2:55 AM, does hourlong documentary on Lawsuit and Onsens Issue, similar in tone to the belowmentioned Mar 26 radio program.
Various Sources, Mar 27, 2001. Court Hearing hits newspaper morning editions: Hokkaido Shinbun, Mainichi, Asahi, and Yomiuri (all Japanese)
HBC Radio, Mar 26, 2001, 8:30-9:00 PM, has thirty-minute program entitled "Japanese Only", showing how the issue is fermenting. Soundbites from many sides, including eldsters saying they don't want to bathe with foreigners because they stink and spread disease. To listen to the radio program in Japanese in .ra format, please click here.
Hokkaido Shinbun, Mar 3, 2001, has two articles, one a morning-edition front-page mini-editorial concerning the Feb 28 show, decrying the stupidity of refusing people by appearance, and the other an evening report on page six covering the Japan discrimination report to the UN, noting that the Japanese government admits that "discrimination occurs in everyday life for foreigners" (Japanese jpgs)
The popular TBS TV show, "Koko ga Hen da yo, Nihonjin" ("Hey Japanese, This is Strange"), Feb 28, 2001, features all three plaintiffs as guests getting asked hardball questions by the foreign and Japanese panelists. Both Defendants, Yunohana and the City of Otaru, refuse to attend. (See transcript and stills from the program: part one, part two, in English and Japanese)
Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, Feb 25, 2001, page 2, fills a half a page in their Sunday Edition with photos of the "Japanese Only" signs and round up of the issues. (English)
Japan Times, Feb 21, 2001, page 3, "Otaru racism controversy lingers on", a huge article with photo on the issue, the lawsuit, and its reprocussions. (English)
Japanese Weekly Pureiboi (not Hefner's "Playboy"), Feb 21, 2001, gives two pages on issue, entitled "The brouhaha over Otaru's baths and the long road to Japan's internationalization", saying "Isn't it time that Japan thinks seriously about how to mix with other cultures?" (Japanese jpeg page one, page two)
California-published Japanese newspaper "Rafu Shinpou", Feb mid-month, 2001, runs article on Arudou Debito, using material from Mainichi Shinbun's "Hito" article of Feb 11, below. (Japanese)
Asahi Evening News, Feb 17, 2001, page 2, "Bathhouse suit plaintiff targeted by hate mail", describes the reactions and reports on the death threat against Arudou Debito's children. (English)
Weekly Shuukan Bunshun, Feb 15, 2001, page 36-7 prints favorable article with Plaintiff Arudou Debito and Lawyer Itou Hideko, entitled "The truthful side of a naturalized American, who sued a bathhouse excluding foreigners" ("gaikokujin okotowari" no yokujou o uttaeta kika beikokujin no mottomo na iibun). (Japanese)
Mainichi Shinbun, Feb 11, 2001, page two does a personal feature on Arudou Debito, entitled"Making a society without racial discrimination for Japan's future" (Shourai no nihon no tame ni jinshu sabetsu naki shakai o) (Japanese)
The Economist (London) Feb 10, 2001, features Arudou Debito on page 32, exposing the ridiculousness of Yunohana's four conditions for entry for foreigners only, especially when applied to a Caucasian Japanese citizen. (Click on the article's cartoon at right to see the whole article in English.)
Various sources: Feb 1-3, 2001: Submission and acceptance of Plaintiffs lawsuit documents at Sapporo District Court, Feb 1, 2:30 PM. The following 3PM press conference gets coverage from all Hokkaido TV networks (NHK, HBC, UHB, HTB, and TVH) in evening broadcasts, as well as TV Asahi, BBC, and others we didn't catch. On the following days, the print media publish their articles (Hokkaido Shinbun page one, page two, Asahi and its Evening News, Yomiuri (article one, article two) and its Daily Yomiuri, Mainichi and its Daily News, Jiji, Kyodo, Reuters, Japan Times, NY Times, and more).
Mainichi Shinbun, Jan 31, 2001, Arudou Debito appears in article (page 5) for giving a speech at Jan 30 Justice Ministry Division of Human Rights Deliberation Council meeting. Headline: "Japan is only [OECD] country without law against racial discrimination." (jinshu sabetsu teppaihou ga nai no wa nihon dake). (Text of Arudou's handout to conference in Japanese here)
Hokkaido Shinbun, Jan 16, 2001, Plaintiffs Karthaus, Sutherland, and Arudou's intent to bring a lawsuit against Yunohana Onsen leaked to the press, appearing first in Doshin Choukan page one and page 28, (Japanese jpegs, English translation of both articles here).
Asahi Shinbun Jan 1, 2001, page 2 mentions Arudou Debito being refused at Yunohana Onsen despite being a Japanese citizen, as part of a series of articles predicting Japan's growing pains in the upcoming century. (Japanese, with English translation text here)
New York Times, Nov 29, 2000 "Turning Japanese--It Takes More than a Passport", on Dave Aldwinckle (now Arudou Debito) taking out Japanese citizenship and the aftermath.
Hokkaido Shinbun Nov 6, 2000, "Nihonjin de mo Nyuujou Kyohi", talking about an unnamed American turned Japanese (guess who) getting refused at Yunohana for being a foreigner despite no longer being foreign. (Japanese jpeg)
Hokkaido Shinbun, Oct 27, 2000, on Otaru Onsens, "Mondai Nebukaku, Fukaku Kaiketsu Saku Miezu" (Japanese page one, page two, English translation)
Hokkaido Shinbun, May 7, 2000, page 3 (page one, page two), "Gaikokujin Nyuuyoku Kyohi, Kaiketsu Saku wa?" Debate between Otaru-shi Kokusai Kouryuu Tantou Takeuchi Kazuho and myself.
Asahi Evening News, April 11, 2000, front page, "Onsen Ban Highlights Discrimination"
Ainu Times, "Japanese Only", March 20, 2000 (Ainu and Japanese jpeg cover here)
USA Today, "Japan's foreigners fight back against widespread bias; They say they're denied access to loans, baths, bars", referring to the Steven Herman vs Asahi Bank House Loan Lawsuit, March 8, 2000, Page 24A.
Hokkaido Shinbun, Otaru Doshin, February 26 and 27, 2000, (page one A, page one B, page two), "Zadankai, Gaikokujin Nyuuyoku Kyohi o Kangaeru", two-part article with a debate between an onsen owner, a city official, and me on what is to be done about the Onsens problem.
Hokkaido Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Press Conference announcing the anti-discrimination jourei submission to the Otaru city government
Mainichi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same
Asahi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same
Yomiuri Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same
New York Times article, November 15, 1999, front page, on discrimination in Japan.
Mainichi Daily News, Peter Hadfield Column, October 3, 1999.
Asahi Evening News article, October 3, 1999, on the formation of The Community
Washington Times article, September 18, 1998, on the Azuma-mura (Tokyo) "Japanese Only" public pool and the current status of discrimination in Japan.
Daily Yomiuri article, December 25, 1996, on News Station's Kume Hiroshi's blithe anti-foreigner gaffe.
CITATIONS AND APPEARANCES IN THE JAPANESE MEDIA:
「外国人お ことわり？」市民とNPOのひろば、長野市民新聞２００８年１０月７日 pg 14
「後絶たぬ『外 国人お断り」朝日 新聞２００８年１０月５日（朝）pg 3
「日 本の国際化テーマに、北上有道さん、が講演」岩手日日新聞２００８年９月１７日pg 1
「千曲市で外国人差別など講演・米国 出身の准教授」中 日新聞２００８年３月２３日（朝）pg２０
「英 会話講師求人ポスター：「差別助長」指摘で撤去−−甲府／山梨」毎日新聞 ２００７年2月 14日
「教 師「金髪、碧眼が条件」 英会話学校が求人ポスター」 共同通信２００７年２月１２日
「求 人広告に「条件」、甲府の英会話学校」 TBS テレビ （2007年2月12日）
「２ch ひろゆきが「オイラは閉鎖しない」と言い放した自信」サンデー毎日 ２００７年２月４日
2 ちゃんねるについて 有道 出人とのインタビューが放送、２００７年１月１６日２３：０５より、NTV「ニュースゼロ」で。you tubeでご覧下さい。
「ネッ ト君臨：第１部・失われていくもの／１（その２）『エサ』総がかりで暴露」（BBS２ちゃんねるの誹謗敗 訴などの件について）、毎日新聞特集２００７年１月１日付記載。
「移民国家 ニッポン 出 稼ぎではなく「永住」へ外国人が日本を変える」ニュースウィークジャパン２００６年９月１３日
「ネット掲示板で人権侵害 名誉 棄損の司法救済に不備 ２ちゃんねるに勝訴の有道さん指摘」市民・メディア２００６年５月１２日１２１号
名誉毀損の根拠で訴えたBBS２ちゃんねる訴訟、原告有道 出人の勝訴に関連する記事 2006/01/21 （毎日、共同、道新、読売、日経、産経など）
被告の小樽 市、勝訴確定 入浴拒否訴訟 有道さんの上告棄却 北海道新聞 2005/04/08
「『求ム金髪 白人』人種偏見あおる、批判受け企画中止−ＨＴＢ映像」北海道新聞朝刊 2004/12/18 pg 32
小樽温泉人種差別訴訟高裁判決（２００４年９月１６日）関連記事 Japan Times/Kyodo, Mainichi Daily, AP/Yahoo News, 道 新前日・当日・社 説、毎 日前日・当日、朝日・読 売・産 経 等, and a BBC World Service Radio broadcast Sept 19, 2004, downloadable as mp3 file (3 minutes 25 seconds)
「２００４年参院選・この声届きますか。人種 差別 肌で感じる『異質』排除」（カートハウス氏と私の札幌市議会にて人種差別撤廃条例制定『ロビー運動』について、北海道新聞 ２００４年６月２７日付朝刊）
「外 国人の人権守ろう 『基本法』制定へフォーラム準備」北海道新聞２００４年１月１７日
「外国人お断りはダメです 門前払いよりルール マスター納得 はり紙消える」（秋田さきがけ新聞 ２００３年１２月７日
「住民票 アニメに交付、外国人には？」朝日新聞「私の視点」コラム２００３ 年１１月８日（朝刊 pg21）
「『外国人お断り』の入浴 施設問題 外国人船員受け入れて 拒否訴訟の大学高師訴え」北海道新聞オホーツク海版２００３年１１月１７日（朝）
「よそ者お断り」（「朝日新聞（６月２日付）に『外国人お断り・人種差別撤廃へ』 という奇稿があった。小樽の銭湯で入浴を拒否され『人種差別だ』と訴え３００ 万円せしめた帰化米国人が著者だ。」週間新潮２００３年８月７日号、変見自在コラム 高山正之 帝京大学 教授 著
共同通信：「国際化の 現実を受け入れて」入浴拒否され係争中 有道 出人 日本社会のおかしさ（信濃毎日新聞２００３年６月１３日夕刊）（この共同通信の 記事は信濃毎日新聞、福島民友、岐阜新聞、東奥日報、中國新聞、日本海新聞、山形新聞、崎日日新聞、長崎新聞などに記載されました）(jpg)
「『外国人お断り』人種差別撤廃へ法整備を」 （SARSによるホテルの恐怖感と一律外国人客お断りの方針）朝 日新聞「私の視点」コラム２００３年６月２日（朝刊、pg14）(jpg)
「小泉首相、国民を無視せず」 朝日新聞 道内版 ２００３年４月６日 朝刊 ２７ページ (jpg)
「増え続ける人種差別訴 訟ーー何が問われるのか」。社団法人自由人権協会(JCLU）主催の３月例会レポート、人権新聞第３４１号、２００３年３月２８日、 ２ページ (jpg)
「在 日外国人はタマちゃん以下？」ニュースウィークジャパン、２００３年３月５日、１３ページ (jpg)
「差 別国家ニッポン」ニュースウィークジャパン、２００３年２月２６日、４８～５３ページ (jpg)
タマーちゃん住民化のお 祝サイトへリンク！"Celebrating Sealion 'Tama-chan's' newfound residency status"--though taxpaying foreigners cannot get juuminhyou (residency certificates) themselves. Information site by Coordinator Dave Gutteridge on our public celebration (dressing up like sealions and asking for a juuminhyou, Feb 22, 2003), a formal request for registration changes at Yokohama Nishi Ward (Feb 24, 2003), and the copious media coverage at
「我是一個很会葱事的人ーー記日籍美國人有道初人」中文導報（在日中国人の新聞）２００２年 １１月７日 ５ページ（中国語）
小樽温泉訴訟判決（２００２年１１月１１日）日本と外国の新聞の報道はここです（朝日新聞：判決要旨、全国の社説 など）（北海道新聞：社説、判決骨子 など）（毎日新聞：判決要旨 など）（読売新聞：解説 など）
北海道新聞４月１９日朝刊： 「外国人と混浴はどう？ 米国出身の有道さん 入浴拒否された施設で討論会」２００２年４月１８日:の温泉オスパ「フォーラム」について（Japan Times 英字記事も含む）
Burakumin Liberation League Shinbun articles (Japanese): 部落解放同盟経由出版
第４５回全国青年集会（群馬県水上町、２００１年８月２５日ー２７日）の流れと記念講演ゲスト・スピーカー私（写真はひ どいですけど）は部落解放新聞でレポートが出ました（２００１ 年９月１日版）
Lots of other 2000 appearances and quotes at http://www.debito.org/otarulawsuit.html and within articles above
Hokkaido Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Press Conference announcing the anti-discrimination jourei submission to the Otaru city government.
Mainichi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same
Asahi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same
Yomiuri Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same
NHK January 13, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Otaru Press Conference, Prism program, 6:14-6:19 pm (English translation of the teletext here)
HBC January 13, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Otaru Press Conference
HBC January 12, 2000, on the Otaru onsens problem.
Hokkaido Shinbun, November 18, 1999, on Otaru Onsens Discrimination.
UHB TV segment, October 25, 1999, on Otaru Onsens Discrimination.
Hokkaido Shinbun, September 21, 1999, on Otaru Onsens Discrimination
Asahi Shinbun "Happii Ebetsu" Promo (May 1999) writeup on my "Cultural Sensitivity Workshops" (jpeg here) (writeup in English here) (writeup in Japanese here)
Hokkaido Information University Info Pamphlet, November 1998, describing what kind of a teacher I am (jpeg page one here, page two here)
Appearance as panelist on "Tenshiru Chishiru Hokkaido" TV program, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corporation, March 1997, on US and Japan's airline industry (full writeup in English here)
Hokkaido Shinbun Letter to the Editor, January 15, 1995, angry about the Japanese government's ineptitude with Kobe disaster relief. (jpeg here)
Hokkaido Shinbun article, March 14, 1995, on my volunteer efforts down in Kobe. (jpeg here) (writeup in English here)
Hokkaido Shinbun appearance for winning the lottery, June 2, 1994, pg 6 (jpeg and writeup in English here)
Hokkaido Shinbun writeup (August 30, 1993) on bullying in a Japanese company and the book manuscript that I wrote about it (jpeg here).
Hokkaido Shinbun Letter to the Editor (April 1992) and subsequent article on silly manga which unfairly makes fun of foreigners (jpeg here).
SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND JAPANESE
"Treatment of Japan's International Residents--Problems and Solutions for a 21st-Century Japan" （「『国際住民』に対して、２１世紀の日本社会の改善点、あるべき姿とは」）Basic speech handout I usually distribute (and occasionally update) outlining the issues facing an internationalizing Japan. Available in English here and 日本語 here. Elemental powerpoint presentation on racial discrimination in Japan in English here, in 日本語 here.
Sat November 24, 2012, “Managing the apparent contradictions: A Japanese foreigner in Japan.” Speech to local group of Nikkei Hawaiians, Honolulu.
Tues April 24, 2012, “Japan's revolving-door visa regimes.” Lecture to Dr. Yuma Totani's Japanese Studies class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Mon April 23, 2012, “The legal underpinnings of racism in Japan.” Speech to Dr. Mark Levin's Japanese Law and Society class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Thurs April 5, 2012, “How to live a stable life in Japan.” Lecture to Gay Satsuma's Japanese Studies class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
March 21, 2012, “Towards a methodology for understanding racism in Japan.” Presentation to Asia Study Group, Sociology Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Weds Tues March 20, 2012, “The 'Flyjin' Myth.” Speech to Dr. Lonny Carlyle's Asian Studies class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Fri January 7, 2011, 講演「情報化社会と人権問題について」。第４８回 北海道高等学校教育研究大会 主催。研究主題：「未来を担う人を育む北海道高等学校の創造」。
Mon December 6, 2010, "The Otaru Onsens Case, 10 Years on". Otaru University of Commerce, English Lecture Series #3, 4:30-7:30 PM. See it on YouTube from here. Sponsored by Dr. Shawn Clankie.
Sat December 4, 2010, "Propaganda in Japan's Media: Manufacturing consent for national goals at the expense of NJ Residents". Peace as a Global Language Conference 2010, International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo. Powerpoint presentation here.
Thurs December 2, 2010, "Liberal Democracy and the Japanese Judiciary System: Is Japan's judiciary system befitting a modern democracy?" Speech with Chris Pitts of Amesty International Tokyo, sponsored by the Sophia Political Society, 5:30-7:30 PM, Sophia University.
Sun October 10, 2010, "Book publishing in Japan: Tales from a publishing insider." Japan Writers Conference, Nihon University.
Sat May 15, 2010, 講演会「お隣に外国人が来たら」 岐阜県可児市多文化共生センター主催。Powerpoint here. ポッドキャストとして講演のノーカット録音はこちらです。
Mon March 29, 2010, 「日本移民国家のあるべき姿」。（社）移民政策研究所(JIPI) とNGO日本永住帰化移民住民協会 (FRANCA)主催。東京都港区勤労福祉会館 第一集会室。Powerpoint in Japanese here, and photos from the event here.
Sat March 27, 2010, FRANCA Tokyo meeting, "Why Japan needs immigration". 6-9PM, International House of Japan, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Powerpoint here.
Thurs March 25, 2010, "The Otaru Onsens Case and Japan's future", annual speech to Shiga University's exchange students, Shiga University.
Tues March 23, 2010, "Statements to Mr Bustamante, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, regarding Racial Discrimination in Japan", as Chairman of NGO FRANCA. Tokyo, Diet Upper House meeting room. Full text here.
Sun March 21, 2010, FRANCA Sendai meeting, "Why Japan needs immigration", AER Building El Solar 28F, 1:30-4:30PM. Powerpoint here.
Fri November 27, 2009, 2:45-4:15 PM, "Japan's Multicultural Future". Guest lecture to Hokkaido University's International Student Center, sponsored by Peter Firkola. Powerpoint here.
Thurs November 5, 2009 1PM. 札幌学院大学法学部公開講座リレー講義「人権・共生・人間の尊重 あらためてその理念と現実を考える」第７回「法の下の平等と在住外国人」。札幌学院大学D202教室にて。Powerpoint here.
Sat October 17, 2009 4PM. Japan Writer's Conference, Doshisha Women's University, Kyoto. Speaking on "How to Write Essays Quickly, Concisely, and with Panache".
Sat September 12, 2009, 3-6PM for group "Drinking Liberally" at The Hub bar in Hiyoshi, Yokohama, screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.
Fri September 11, 2009, 7PM, Second Harvest Japan screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.
Thurs September 10, 2009, 7:00 pm, The Pink Cow restaurant Shibuya, Tokyo, for Amnesty International AITEN, screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.
Mon September 7 to Wednesday September 9, 2009, Nagoya University, 3-day intensive course on Media Professionalism and Responsibility (メディアプロフェッショナル論特殊研究Ⅲ)
Sun August 30, 2009, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Okayama International Center screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.
Sun June 14, 2009, Tokyo screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES for the Linguapax Asia group, Tokyo University Komaba Campus.
Thurs April 23 2009, 7PM, Sapporo screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES for the Hokkaido International Business Association (HIBA), L-Plaza, just off of Sapporo Station's North Exit, 3F Kougei Shitsu.
Tues March 31 2009, 2PM, Kumamoto screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Kumamoto Gakuen Daigaku, Bldg 14, Rm 1411.
Sat March 28 2009, screenings of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES in Japanese (1:30PM) then English (3:30PM), Sankaku A Bldg 2F, Omotecho, Okayama. Sponsored by FRANCA and Okayama JALT.
Thurs March 26 2009, 7:30PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at the Blarney Stone, Osaka, sponsored by Osaka JALT, Osaka Amnesty International, and Democrats Abroad Japan.
Thurs March 26 2009, 1PM to 3PM, Shiga University, screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES as part of annual guest lecturer at their Japanese popular culture course for exchange students.
Weds March 25 2009, 6PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Nagoya University. 当日のスケジュール 18：00～ 映画の上映「サワー・ストロベリーズ ～知られざる日本の外国人労働者～」 19：00～ 有道先生を司会として質疑応答・懇談 20：00 終了予定◎ 会場 ◎ 名古屋大学職員組合事務局会議室。 名古屋大学内工学部二号館北館３３２号室
Tues March 24 2009, 7:30 PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Takadanobaba Ben's Cafe, for Amnesty International Tokyo AITEN group.
Mon March 23 2009, 7PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at NUGW Shinbashi.
Sun March 22, 2009, evening screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES in Tsukuba, sponsored by Tsukuba Assemblyman Jon Heese.
Sat March 21 2009, 5PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Second Harvest Japan, near Akihabara.
Mon Dec 1, 2008, Iwate Prefectural University, 2:40-4:10PM, Kyoutsuu Kyougi Tou Classroom 101, "What is Internationalization in 21st Century Japan?"
Sun Nov 30, 2008, Iwate JALT, 2:40 TO 4:10 PM, "An Afternoon with Arudou Debito", Aiina, the Iwate prefectural public building near Morioka Station.
Fri Nov 28, 2008, Iwate University, Speech 2:45 -3:45PM, 「『日本人』とは何だろう - アメリカ系日本人から見た過去・現在・未来」 , also
6:20 to 7:50 PM, "What is Internationalization in 21st Century Japan?", Iwate University.
Sun Nov 2, 2008, 9:15 AM to 10:55 AM, JALT PALE Keynote Speaker at JALT Tokyo AGM: "PALE: What's Up, and What's Next?" Powerpoint presentation here.
Sun Oct 26, 2008, Linguapax Asia 2008, Tokyo Komaba Campus: "Language and Propaganda in Japanese media", slot between 11:20 and 1PM. Powerpoint presentation here.
Sat Sept 27, 2008, 11-11:50 AM. "NJ: From Visitor to Resident" Peace as a Global Language Conference VII, Seisen University, Tokyo. Powerpoint presentation here.
Sept 15, 2008, 2PM-4PM, Speech in Japanese, 「21世紀の日本の国際化とは？」 Kitakami, Iwate Pref. Shougai Gakushuu Center 3F （岩手日日新聞一面の記事はここです）
Sun Sept 14, 2008, Speech for Sendai Forming NGO FRANCA, 2PM-4PM, at: Sendai Chuo Shimin Centre Kaigi Shitsu
Sat Sept 13, 2008, 1:30-4:30PM, Workshop on Racial Discrimination for N2C2 group in Nagano in Japanese.
Mon Sept 8 to Weds Sept 10: Nagoya University Intensive Summer Course on Media Professionality 名古屋 大学主宰 メディアプロフェッショナル論特殊研究Ⅲ 担当：有道 出人（あるどう でびと）（北海道情報大学 准教授）集中講義 9/8：2・3・4時限、9/9（火）：2・3・4時限、9/10（水)
Sat Sept 6, 2008, 6PM Speech for Osaka Forming NGO FRANCA, at Osaka OCAT Building When: Saturday, September 6th, 6 PM.
Thurs Sept 4, 2008, 7PM, Lecture on "The Japanese Legal System--Cognitive Dissonances to Consider", for Kansai Attorneys Registered Abroad, Osaka.
Mon Sept 1, 7PM-9PM, Speech for JALT Hamamatsu, Shizuoka: Writeup: Hamamatsu- An evening with Debito: One of the leading human rights activists in Japan and co-author of the "Handbook for newcomers, migrants, and immigrants, to Japan" will present on various human rights issues relative to language teachers, working professionals, and members of the community. Following the presentation there will be an informal opportunity to discuss your burning issues with Debito one-to-one. Mon 1 September 19:00 - 21:00; Presentation at Hamamatsu, Machizukuri Center.
Weds Aug 27, 2008, Noon, University of California Berkeley, Center for Japanese Studies
Mon Aug 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM, speech in Mountain View, CA for Japan Exchange Society
Sat Aug 23, 4PM-7PM, speech in the Bay Area, CA for local human rights group. Writeup: Japan-Pacific Resource Network (JPRN) and Trans-Pacific Research & Action Institute for the Hisabetsu Nikkei (TRAI) - US present, with Masataka Okamoto, Ph.D.: A speech presentation by Debito Arudou, who took Japanese businesses' "Japanese Only/No Foreigners Allowed" practices to court (The Otaru Onsen Lawsuit), and garnered international attention and support for confronting Japan's xenophobia. Followed by a light reception. Four Corners Room, University Village Community Center, 1123 Jackson Street, Albany CA 94706
「北海道ニセコ高台メドーズの有機栽培とアグリビジネスで日本の田舎の活性化」２００８年７月６日、午前１１時～午後３：３０ま での記者会見と発言（Alex Kerr, 本間泰則, Bruce Gutlove 発言、有道 出人司会）。Powerpoint presentation here. 本間さんのPowerpoint presentation here.
記者会見：「『外人狩り』反テロ措置は遺憾、道警察への抗議文」。２００８年６月２５日、午後１１：４５～午後１２：１５、北海 道庁記者クラブにて。詳しくは日本語ペー ジand English Page.
「G8サミット！？SAPPOROよ、颯爽と国際都市に～在日外国人が斬る札幌の国際化」２００８年６月２０日午後６：３０ー ９PM、札幌市かでる２．７にて。主催：女 性メディア・ネットワーク札幌 Powerpoint presentation here
"What is a Japanese? Perspectives from a Naturalized Japanese". Thurs April 24, 2008, 4:30-6:30PM, Miyazaki International College, Miyazaki, Kyushu. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Tues April 22, 2008, 7PM-8:30PM, Speech for the Hokkaido Business Association (HIBA), L-Plaza, Sapporo, Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Tues April 1, 2008, 6PM-8:30PM, Speech in Fukuoka, Fukuoka General Union, Biotope NPO Office, Komori Bldg near Hakata Station. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sun March 30, 2008, 2PM-4PM, Speech for JALT Okayama, Sankaku A Bldg 2F near Omotecho, Okayama. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 29, 2008, 6PM to 8:30PM, Speech for JALT Osaka, Osaka Ekimae Dai-2 Building's Lifelong Learning Center 6F. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 29, 2008, 1PM-3PM, Speech for JALT Wakayama, Wakayama Int'l Exchange Assoc, Wakayama "Big Ai" Bldg 8F. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Fri March 28, 2008 Speech for JALT Kobe 5PM-7PM, Kobe International House (Kokusai Kaikan), Chuo-ku, Kobe. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Thurs March 27, 2008, 1PM to 4PM, Speech at Shiga University on racial discrimination in Japan. Powerpoint presentation here.
Tues March 25, 2008, 7PM FRANCA Speech Osaka Shiritsu Shimin Gakushuu Center 4F. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sun March 23, 2008 6:30 PM Good Day Books Tokyo Ebisu. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 22, 2008 10:30AM-Noon with Debito, Kamesei Ryokan, Nagano, Sponsored by 千曲（ちくま）市国際交流協会. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Fri March 21, 2008, 7PM, An evening with Debito, Kamesei Ryokan, Nagano. See Kamesei Blog announcement here. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Weds March 19, 2008, 7PM-9PM Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) Meeting at Ben's Cafe, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Tues March 18, 2008, 2008 6:30-8:30 PM, Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Tokyo BOOK BREAK. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Mon March 17, 2008 Roppongi Bar Association, Century Court, Roppongi. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sun March 16, 2008 5PM National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu HQ, Shinbashi, Tokyo. Powerpoint presentation here.
HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 15 6PM-8PM, 2008 Sendai FRANCA inaugural meeting, Sendai Fukushi Plaza Meeting Room 2 (10F), by Itsutsubashi subway station) Powerpoint presentation here.
「聴 いてください～私たちの声を！！！」２００８年１月２６日午後1時～３時３０分、浦和駅東口パルコビル内、さいたま市市民生活サポー トセンター。さいたま市国際NGOネットワーク主催。
Panel Discussion: Implications of Japanese domestic human rights record (for foreign residents and Japanese) on Asian Integration. "Japan's Internationalization and Asian Regional Cooperation". Speech with Kawakami Sonoko of Amnesty International Japan, and Waseda University Associate Professor Katsuma Yasushi. January 22, 2008, 5PM to 7PM. Sponsored by the Waseda University Doctoral Student Network, Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration, Waseda University. Essay and Powerpoint Presentation here.
"Race and Japan's Judiciary--A Primer". Speech at the "For Taka and Mana" documentary film fundraiser December 11, 2004, The Pink Cow, Shibuya, Tokyo. Powerpoint Presentation downloadable here.
「外国人住民の人権に関する課題と自治体の対応について」２００７年１２月１日、1PM-3PM、弘前学院大学にて。Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"Pitfalls to avoid in Japanese University Job Searches": Speeches fo the Job Information Center, JALT 2007 Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Saturday November 24 and Sunday November 25, 2007, 4:10 PM and 9:50 AM respectively. National Olympics Memorial Youth Center. Powerpoint presentation downloadable from here. Plus two speeches after each about Immigration's new rules about fingerprinting non-Japanese at the border.
＜ともに生きる社会をめざして＞ 在日外国人ボランティア・ネットワーク主催円卓会議 第２部「新しい生き方を支えるためのシス テムには何が必要か？」14:00～16:30。Group "NO BORDER" 二回年次回法政大学２００７年１１月１８日。Report in English on the meeting here. Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"Can Japan assimilate its immigrants?"/"Japan's fingerprinting of non-Japanese at the border", two presentations in one time slot, Peace as a Global Language 2007, October 27, 2007, 3:30-4:20 PM, Kyoto. Powerpoint presentations here: Assimilate and Fingerprint.
「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、第９回栃木県ヒュマンライツセミナー ２００７年１０月２６日、１PM-４PM、栃木県宇都宮市「パルティ」にて。特定非営利活動法人人権センターとちぎ主宰。（IMADR人権擁護団体の森原秀樹氏と共演）Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"Migration and Integration–Japan in a Comparative Perspective", international forum, Speech in English and Panel Discussion: “Migration and Integration – Voices from the Grassroots”October 24, 2007 2PM-4PM. Sponsored by the German Institute for Japanese Studies and the Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS). Powerpoint presentation here.
"Japan's new fingerprint laws for Non-Japanese". October 22, 2007, 2:40-4:20 PM, sponsored by the Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS), hosted by Doctoral candidate Stephen Nagy. Powerpoint presentation here.
パネリスト「在日外国人の保健医療—多文化共生時代に求められるもの」第２２回日本国際保 健医療学会、2007年10月8日９時３０分１１時まで 大阪大学コンベンションセンター （吹田キャンパス）にて。長崎県シーボルド大学 李節子教授司会 主催：大阪大学大学院人間科学研究科（中村安秀氏）Powerpoint presentation in Japanese here
「日本の大学のブラックリストとグリーンリストの経緯と認識論」東京大学社会科学研究所（本郷キャンパス）にて２００７年７月 ３０日午後６：３０から９：３０まで。東北大、一橋大、東大、名大、文科省など出席。東北大学高等教育開発推進センター主宰。Powerpoint presentation in Japanese here, Powerpoint in English here
"Primary and Secondary Education in Japan and the US: A quick comparison". Sapporo International University, Professor Jerry Halvorsen's sociology class, July 23, 2007, 1PM-2:30PM
「日本人が気がつかない『外国人差別』の実態と表現問題」。小学館講演２００７年６月２６日、午後２時～４時、小学館本館講演室 にて。小学館法務・考査室主宰。Powerpoint presentation in Japanese here.
"What is a Japanese?" Two speeches delivered in English with consecutive interpretation on Monday, June 25, 2007, 9:20AM to 10:50AM, and 3:10PM to 4:40PM, at Tokai University. Hosted by Charles Kowalski and Yuki Takahashi, ESP interpretation classes, International Studies Department, Tokai University. Text of speech in English here, Powerpoint Presentation here.
"Immigration to Japan Continues, Despite the Disincentives". Paper on labor abuses towards non-Japanese workers under government-sponsored visa programs. Presented at the 11th Annual Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Session 14, "The Internationalization of Japan", Saturday, June 23, 2007, 3:30PM-5:30PM, Meiji Gakuin University. Paper in Word format here, Powerpoint Presentation here.
"Immigration to Japan Continues, Despite the Disincentives". Talk on labor abuses towards non-Japanese workers under government sponsored visa programs, given to Waseda University's graduate students, Friday, June 22, 2007, 2PM-4PM, Waseda University, hosted by Stephen Nagy, PhD candidate. Paper in Word format here, Powerpoint Presentation here.
「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、２００７年６月１６日、9AM-12PM、北海道法学部、芝池弁護士の大学院生の授業に て。Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、２００７年５月２１日、３PM-5PM、「三菱人権啓発連絡会 宿泊研修会」、三菱重工 （株）伊豆高原クラブ（静岡県伊東市）にて。キリンビール（株）人事部人権担当とそれぞれの一流会社の人権担当主宰。Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"What is 'A Japanese'?" Lecture on "Issues of Race and Citizenship in the Global Community", Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo. Sponsored by ICU's Institute for Educational Research and Service. Powerpoint presentation here.
"How Japan Systematically Overlooks Issues of its own Diversity", Lecture to International Christian University's Dean William Steele's course on "Advanced Studies in Japan's History". Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Sponsored by ICU's Institute for Educational Research and Service. Powerpoint presentation here.
「日本における人種差別問題」、国際基督教大学にて. Lecture sponsored by ICU's Institute for Educational Research and Service, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 1:15 to 3PM. Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"Racial Discrimination in Japan", Open Lecture sponsored by International Christian University's Institute for Asian Cultural Studies, Monday, April 23, 2007, 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Powerpoint presentation here.
"Non-Japanese Residents and the Japanese Legal System--What you can do to help." Speech to Roppongi Bar Association February 28, 2007, 7:30 to 10 PM, ROI Bldg, Roppongi, Tokyo. Handout available as a word file here and Powerpoint presentation here.
"What you can do to make the world a better place." Speech to the New International School, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, February 28, 2007, 2:00-2:45 PM, 1st & 2nd-year Junior High School class.
"2 Channel, Gaijin Hanzai Magazine, and Freedom of Speech." Speech for Amnesty International Group 78, Kanda Koen Kuminkan, Tokyo, February 27, 2007, 7:30 to 10PM. Download handout in Word format here.
"Racial Discrimination in Japan: Is Anything Changing?" Luncheon at Foreign Correspondents' Club Japan (FCCJ) with UN Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene, Noon to 2PM, February 26, 2007. Download Powerpoint presentation here. Download press handout in Word format here.
"An Afternoon with Arudou Debito." Speech to JALT Okayama, February 12, 2007, 1-5PM, Sankaku A Bldg 2F, Omotecho, Okayama. Handout entitled "Ten things you can do to improve your life in Japan" available as a Word file here.
"Racial Discrimination in Japan", Speech to JALT Wakayama, 3-5 PM, February 10, 2007. Powerpoint presentation here.
「外国人住民の人権に関する課題と自治体の対応について」２００７年２月９日、11AM-3PM、和歌山県白浜町白良荘グランド ホテルにて。第２１回人権啓発研究集会・第７回和歌山・人権啓発研究集会、（社）部落解放・人権研究所 人権啓発研究集会大阪 主宰 Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、２００７年２月６日、2PM-5PM、奈良県社会福祉総合センターにて。奈良県外国人教育 研究会主宰。Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"Racial Discrimination in Japan", Shiga University guest lecture to Dr. Robert Aspinall's exchange student class, 1-4 PM, February 9, 2007. Powerpoint presentation here.
「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、２００６年１１月２０日、日本女子大学にて講演（于保田先生主宰）。Powerpoint presentation はこちらです。
"Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Poster Session at JALT Kitakyushu, November 4, 2006, 1:15-3:15PM. Download the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Talk sponsored by the Japan Colloquium at the University of Washington at Seattle, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:30 to 5PM. Download the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Talk sponsored by the Centre for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 12:30 to 2PM. Download the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Japan Studies Association of Canada 2006 Conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Saturday, October 14, 2006, 9:30AM. Download the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Can Japan Assimilate its Immigrants?" Japan Studies Association of Canada 2006 Conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Friday, October 13, 2006, 2PM. Download the paper in Word format here, and the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Public Lecture at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Sponsored by the TRU Faculty Association, Human Rights Committee. Thursday, October 12, 2006, 1:30PM. Download the Powerpoint presentation here.
"On Language and Nationality: Who owns language? Perspectives of a naturalized Japanese". Tokyo University Komaba Campus presentation for Linguapax Asia 2006, Third International Symposium, Saturday, October 7, 2006, 2PM. Download the paper in Word format here, and the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Guest Lecture at Temple University in Japan, Tokyo. Thursday, October 5, 2006, 3:30 to 6PM. Download the Powerpoint presentation here.
"Working at University: Securing Our Future". Forum with Louis Carlet of the National Union of General Workers, and Bob Tench of NOVA Union, June 25, 2006, 1PM-5PM, Tokyo Shigoto Center, Iidabashi, Tokyo. Sponsored by University Teachers Union (UTU). Handout available here in Word format.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Speech at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, March 30, 2006. Interlocutors: Dr Richard Minear and Dr Trent Maxey. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Speech at New York University School of Law, Asia Law Society, March 28, 2006. Interlocutors: Dr Frank Upham and Mr Jesse Hwang, Society President. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Speech at Columbia University School of Law, 12:15-1:00, March 27, 2006. Interlocutors: Dr Curtis Millhaupt and Ms Paulette Roberts. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Speech at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Center for Japanese Studies, Noon Lecture Series, 12:10-1:00, March 23, 2006. Interlocutors: Dr Mark West and Ms Jane Ozanich. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Speech at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, English Language Institute, March 22, 2006. Interlocutor: Mr John McLaughlin. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Ten classroom speeches for Japanese and Social Studies classes, Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 17, 20, and 21, 2006. Interlocutor: Mr Daniel Carolin. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"'Japanese Only': The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" Speech at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. March 16, 2006. Interlocutor: Dr Steven G. Hall. Powerpoint presentation available here.
"Civil Rights in Japan: An evening with Arudou Debito". Speech for JALT (Japan's Association for Language Teaching) Osaka, Friday, March 3, 2005, 6:15-8:45 PM, Osaka Ekimae Dai-2 Building's Lifelong Learning Center. Info site with photos at http://www.osakajalt.org/2006_past_events.html
"Lessons of the McGowan Case: How to successfully sue in Japan" National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu, Shinbashi Offices, February 24, 2006, 4-6PM.
"Racial Discrimination in Japan", Temple University guest lecture to Dr. Kyle Cleveland's Japanese society class, 5:30-7:00PM, February 23, 2006.
"Racial Discrimination in Japan", Shiga University guest lecture to Dr. Robert Aspinall's exchange student class, 1-3PM, February 20, 2006.
"Media and Activism: One Activist's Point of View" PGL IV Conference Roundtable "Human Rights NGOs and the Media: Allies or Adversaries?" Saturday, November 12, 2005, 1:30 to 3:20 PM, Kyoto Sangyou University. Handout available here. Article by Tony McNicol on the event at USC's Japan Media Review site (December 2, 2005) here.
"人種差別撤廃の不作為について国賠訴訟" 国賠ネットワークシンポジウム "国賠裁判を通してみる外国人の人権" ２００５年１０月２３日（日）午後１；３０～４：３０、渋谷労働福祉会館にて、国賠ネット主宰。 Word doc をダウンロード。「くに弁護団案内サイト」はこちらです。
"What to do if..." , PGL IV Conference Workshop Saturday, November 12, 2005, 11 to 11:50AM, Kyoto Sangyou University. Information site which was the basis of this presentation is available here.
"What IRPS did for me, and what it can do for your future": Speech at University of California San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS) Alumni Association, Friday, August 26, 2005, 7PM to 9PM, San Diego, California. Very brief blurb on what went on here.
"Racism in Japan: Why one may be hopeful for the future". Academic paper delivered at Meiji Gakuin University Symposium, "International Studies of Our New Era: Immigrants, Refugees, and Women", held July 17-18, 2005. Text of the paper here.
"A brief history of discrimination towards foreign educators in Japan, Lafcadio Hearn to the Present", Lecture sponsored by National Union of General Workers (NUGW) Nanbu, Tokyo South, 7:30-10PM, July 14, 2005, Shinbashi, Tokyo. Brief on what I said in report here.
Report to UN Rapporteur Doudou Diene concerning Racial Discrimination in Japan, Sponosored by IMADR, July 6, 2005, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. See text of handout and full report on Mr Diene's Japan visit here.
"The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan", Lecture at Temple University Thursday, June 23, 2005, 4:00-6:30 PM
「小樽温泉問題と国内人種差別」北海道教育大学合宿研修講演（笹谷先生、阿部先生 主宰）２００５年５月１２日午後６：３０～ ９：３０、長沼温泉にて
「多文化共生」PEACE BOAT の地球大学ユニット２の水先案内者 March 17-April 4, 2005. English writeup here. 一般講座：「小樽温泉問題」、「日本でどうやって活動できるのか」、「モンテイゴベイの歴史：奴隷制度のあり方、廃止の仕方」等。洋上の間プレゼンテー ション１６回を和英で行いました。
"The Otaru Onsens Case and Activism in Japan", Lecture at Temple University, Tokyo, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 7-9PM.
"The Otaru Onsens Case and Discrimination in Japan", Lecture to exchange students at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
"Advice on activism in Japan" (Handout here) Sponsored by Amnesty International Group 78 Jingumae, Tokyo Wednesday, March 9, 2005: 6:30 PM
Speech and interpetation at the Japanese Parliament House of Councillors with several ministries and Dietmembers present, regarding problematic labor standards for foreign educators. Sponsored by of UTU/NUGW labor unions, inter alia. March 8, 2005. Link to UTU writeup on this event here.
「滞日外 国人フレームアップ」 概要： 「外国人犯罪」が度々報道され、「史上最多」「対策必要」などと警察庁、小泉内閣、宮内庁も訴えています。しかし、これはある部分「フレームアップ（でっ ちあげ）」です。「外国人犯罪の急増」は大げさか、または捏造と言っても過言ではありません。この講座では、歪められた犯罪統計の報道、そしてその結果と られる「対策」の意図を検証します。サッカー杯札幌開催時の「反フーリガン対策」にも言及します。さっぽろ自由学校「遊」２００５年２月１８日 （金）午後６：３０より
シンポジウム「２１世紀を人権の世紀に、日本の真の国際化をもとめて」パネリスト、第５回みえ人権フォーラム、２００５年１月 ２２日（土）午後１：００から４：００、会場：メッセウィング・みえ、IMADR-Mie 主催
「ジャパニーズ・オンリー：小樽温泉と人種差別問題」２００５年１月２１日（金）午後５：３０から７：００、名古屋大学。名大職 組 情報言語系支部 主催
「日本から人種差別をなくすために—小樽温泉訴訟の原告として」、青山学院大学の助教授申へぼん先生のゼミ コースのゲストスピー カーとして、当授業で教科書として用いている単行本「ジャパニーズ・オンリー」（明石書店出版）について講演 ２００４年１２月６日、午後１時～４時
"FOREIGN CRIME IN JAPAN: More to the issue than meets the eye", JALT Nara 2004 Presentation Saturday November 20, 2004, 10-11AM.(similar handout here)
World premiere and reading of book "'JAPANESE ONLY'--The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" at Caravan Books, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, October 31, 2004, 7 to 9 PM.
「外国人差別と人種差別撤廃法の必要性」第三回大里地区人権フェスティバル、２００４年９月２５日、午前９：３０～１０：３０ （深谷市役所人権政策課 主催）
"FOREIGN CRIME IN JAPAN: More to the issue than meets the eye", PGL Presentation Sunday Sept 26, 2004, 11AM-12PM, Ritsumeikan U, Kyoto Museum for World Peace (handout here)
「外国人バッシングの現状と今後の対策のあり方」２００４年６月１４日、多民族共生人権教育センター特別講演（多民族共生人権教 育センター主催）（報 告はこちら）
「ジャパーニーズ・オンリー小樽温泉の入浴拒否事件」−問われているのはわたしたちの社会& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; minus;２００３年「住民の中の 人権」集会１２月７日（日） 午後２時から５時 名古屋市教育館４階第５研修室 住民の中の人権」集会実行委員会共の会（名古屋カトリック難民移住移動者 委員会）主催
「おかしな日本変えたい～人種差別と戦う～」「第７回部落解放島根県講座」島根県松江市民会館中ホール ２００３年１１月２５日 部落解放同盟島根県連合会 主催
部落解放研究第３７回全国集会第１２分科会 報告者 有道 出人 テーマ 国際交流 国内マイノリティについて 2003年10 月4日（土）午前９時～午後４時の間 ワールド記念ホールにて 主宰：IMADR-JC
PGL 2003: Peace as a Global Language Conference Saturday Sept 27, 2003: Conference presentation: "The Push for an Anti-Discrimination Law in Japan: Reverberations of the Otaru Onsen Case" Speaker: Arudou Debito Saturday 3:45 PM - 4:40 PM
「もしあなたが、海外で国籍や肌の色だけで入店を拒否されたら…？」アムネスティ・インターナショナル日 本◆講演会『ジャパニーズ・オンリー』～小樽温泉入浴拒否から考える日本人の差別意識～ 2003年9月25日（木）19:00～21:00 千代田区中小企業センター502.503会議室
"'FOREIGNERS'' RIGHTS IN JAPAN", Friday, September 26, 2003, 7 PM-to 8:30 PM, Minato Takanawa Civic Center 3F
「外国人の人権」有道 出人 講演 2003年9月26日（金）午後1:30～3:30 さいたま市立みつわ会館 部落解放同盟 さいたま 主宰
"Human Rights in Japan": Wednesday, Sept 24. 2003: 6:30 PM, Shinjuku Bunka Sentaa, Sponsored by Amnesty International Japan Group 78
基調講演「国内差別の緩和：性差別、人種差別正当化のプロセス」Active Women's Network 行動する女性のネットワ−クAWNジェンダ−研修会 2003年８月９日〔土〕14:00-17:00 苫小牧市女性センタ−。（ス ピーチのテキストはここです）
「国際化を私たちのまちから 私たち一人ひとりにできること」 —小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別 — 2003年7月26日（土）午前10時～12時 草津市人権センター。主催：インターナショナル滋賀準備委員会 日本ブラジルゆーあいネット
「国内における人種差別について」2003年度多民族共生人権研究集会 2003年7月25日（金） 午後10時30分～午後5 時 大阪市立浪速人権文化センター 主宰：MEHREC P・E（NPO 法人 多民族共生人権教育センター）
日本の国際化について 「実は、英語の勉強と無関係ですよ」７月１６日（水）１８時３０分から２１時まで 岡山国際交流センターにて
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ), BOOK BREAK: on book JAPANESE ONLY, Thursday, June 26, 2003, 18:30-20:30.
「日本人になった私、楽しいこと つらいこと」北海道空知郡栗沢町国際交流協会主催の平成１４年度国際交流フォーラム、03年3 月22日、1:30-3:30、栗沢町。（チラシはここです） （北海道新聞空知版03年3月24日に出た記事はここ です）EXCHANGE KURISAWA 2003年度雑誌に載ったスピーチの全テキスト（１３ ページ）
「ジャパニーズ・オンリー 小樽訴訟で争われたこと」（龍谷大学教授田中宏氏と共演）、「増え続ける人種差別訴訟ーー何が問われ るのか」のテーマで社団法人自由人権協会(JCLU）主催の例会、2003年3月15日、3:00-4:30、東京都愛宕。（チラシはここです）
"Ninkisei in Japan's Universities: Symptoms, Effects, and Legal Underpinnings" (or "Now Japanese Academics are gettting Gaijinized too"). Peace as a Global Language Conference, Itabashi, Tokyo, Sept 27, 2002, 1:00-3:00pm. Text of Conference Handout in English and Japanese here.
"Naturalization in Japan: The Whys, Hows, and Effects", Presentation in both English and Japanese for the Communication Association of Japan, Amagasaki annual meeting, June 16, 2002, 2:50-3:10pm.
「小樽の温泉問題、日本の問題」地域から「共生」と「平和」を築こう！人権集会 02年5月24日 東京都御茶ノ水総評会館。
「日本の外国人：お客？仲間？」くまもとゼネラルユニオンと熊 本県立大学外国人教員を守る会が主宰した日本の国際化を考えるシンポジウム、熊本産業文化会館、02年2月1日、午後７時～９時。 （Dr. アウヴァン・P. ホール教授と一緒）
"Education and Employment Status: Why JALT Should Care about the Issues", Presentation at JALT Hokkaido's 18th Annual Language Conference, May 20, 2001, 10:00 to 10:45 am (text of handout here)
"Kokusaika, Kokusai Juumin ni taishi 21Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido, Chiiki no Arubeki Sugata" (What Japan, Hokkaido and regional governments should do for Internationalization and their international residents), Speech given to Kitahiroshima City's Kokusai Kouryuu Kyougikai Soukai Kensyuukai (International Communication Association Annual Research Meeting) on April 19, 2001, 7-9PM
"Jinshu Sabetsu tte Nan Deshou?" Presentation on Otaru Onsens given to Hokkaido International School's Japanese class of high schoolers, March 6, 2001, 11:45 am-12:45 pm.
Recommendations on protections necessary for non-Japanese and why, to the Ministry of Justice, Department of Human Rights (Houmushou, Jinken Yougobu), Forum on Human Rights (Jinken Kyuusai Seido ni Kansuru Choukai), Jan 30, 2001. (Mainichi Shinbun article in Japanese on the event here, text of handout to conference in Japanese here)（日本語）
"'Kokusai Juumin' ni Taishi 21 Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido no Arubeki Sugata" Foramu Jinbun Dai 3-Gou, Tokushuu, Dai 20 Kai Hokkaido Bunkaron. Sougou Teima: "Hokkaido to Kokusai Kouryuu -- Sono Jisseki to Tamesareru Rinen ("The 20th Hokkaido Culture Lecture Series--Hokkaido and Intercultural Exchange--Achievements and Ideas on Trial"), September 5 and 9, 2001, Sapporo Gakuin Daigaku. Japanese text of the handout (which was later revised to create a paper published by SGU in February 2001) given at the speech here. （日本語）
Presentation, "Tips on Teaching about Discrimination to a Classroom of Japanese", JALT Hokkaido Global Issues Workshop, Sept 24, 2000, Hokkaido International School, 2:45-3:55 pm.(text here)
Speech, "Kokusai Juumin ni taishi 21 Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido no aru subeki sugata", taking place at and sponsored by Sapporo Gakuin Daigaku, 2000 nendo Jinbungakubu Koukai Kouza, Dai 20 Kai Hokkaido Bunkaron, "Hokkaido to Kokusai Kouryuu--sono jisseki to tamesareru rinen", Sept 5, 2000, 1:10 pm to 4:30 pm. (text in Japanese here) （日本語）
Panelist at Symposium on "21 Seiki no Kokusai Kouryuu--sono jisseki to tamesareru rinen", Sept 9, 2000, Sapporo Gakuin Daigaku, 1:10 pm to 4:30 pm.
XENE (Bilingual Hokkaido Info Magazine), Aug-Sept 2000, pg 24, Letter to the Editor in English and Japanese on the inaccuracies of one of their articles on the Otaru onsens situation. (text in both English and Japanese here)（日本語）
Two presentation on "Survival Strategies, and How You Can Make a Difference in Japan", to AJET (Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) Renewer's Conference, May 29, 2000, Portopia Hotel, Kobe, in English and Japanese. (same writeup as last year's conference here)
Speech, "THE INVISIBLE RESIDENT: HOW NON-JAPANESE ARE OVERLOOKED AND IGNORED IN JAPAN ", with Mr In Ha Lee at United Front Japan's LIFE IN JAPAN Symposium, March 26, 2000, Central Plaza, Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Roundtable Discussion on TV Show "Koko ga Hendayo, Nihonjin", at "Ebetsu Sekai Shimin no Tsudoi" festival, October 24, 1999.
"Towards the Formation of The Community", presentation sponsored by ISSHO KIKAKU NPO, September 28, 1999 (presentation handout text here, resultant newspaper article here).
Speeches given to the Hokkaido Association of Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (HAJET) and its larger group AJET, on "Survival Strategies, and How You Can Make a Difference in Japan". (delivered in Hakodate February 27 and in Kobe May 29, 1999, respectively). (writeup here)
Presentation at JALT Ohmiya Annual Meeting, November 22, 1998, on "How to Give Presentations in Japanese." (text here)
Presentation at Ebetsu City's international festival, called "Ebetsu Sekai Shimin no Tsudoi", on "Ibunka ni taisuru Kanjuusei no aru Shakai e" (Towards a Society Sensitive towards Cultural Differences), October 18, 1998. (text in Japanese here)（日本語）
"The 'Japanese Way of Doing Business' is a Holy Grail" (za japaniizu uei wa ranyou shiyasui gainen de aru), Hokkaido Businessman Speech Contest, September 26, 1998. Winner of Chamber of Commerce Award (got a bear statuette. yay)
Presentation at Ebetsu City's committee to make its first international festival, on "Kokusaiteki na Tsudoi no Moyoushikata, watashi nari no adobaisu" (Advice on How to Carry on International Gatherings), July 8, 1998, (writeup in English here)
"Advice for Improving Hokkaido's Economy" (watashi no mita ookurashou no gyousei, refoumu no sochi), speech to the Sapporo division of the Ministry of Finance (Ookurashou), March 23, 1998. (report and links to Japanese text here)
"How to make the bureaucracy better serve non-Japanese residents" (kanryou no kaizenten, takokumin tokekomi taisaku ni tsuite), speech to the Japanese government, National Personnel Agency (Jinjiin) November 20, 1997. (writeup in English here, text in Japanese here) （日本語）
"Love, Marriage, and Emigration: The Real Kokusaika", Joint Presentation to Intercollege Sapporo, July 19, 1997.
"Airline Deregulation in the US", as panelist on HBC TV program, "Ten Shiru to Chi Shiru Hokkaidou", March 22, 1997. (report here)
"Comparisons between Japanese and American high schools" (Nichibei Koukou Hikaku), Atsubetsu High School, 1995. 札幌市内の高等学校で申し上げた「日米高校比較」スピーチはここです。(Japanese-ish text of speech available here) （当時の能力による日本語）
A JAPAN MAN (working title). I have written a manuscript (in English, plus four chapters in my level of Japanese) on life and the trials of corporate culture in Japan. Awaiting a publisher. Anyone interested? Excerpts here:
THE TREKS. To give you a more complete idea about extended essaywriting abilities (this time without excerpts), please have a look at some of my travelogues, which are more recent writings about life in strange lands (particularly America and the reverse culture shock). They are very personal in places, so be advised. Please click to see some teaser summaries of:
THE PALE JOURNAL. I guess I shouldn't count these as published works (since I was the editor of the publication), but I have various articles and Editor's Notes in the Professionalism, Administration, and Leadership in Education (PALE) Journal, published three times a year by JALT (The Japan Association for Language Teaching). From December 1997 to January 2001, as editor, I wrote for for every issue. I have webbed the full text of all the PALE Journals from Dec 97 here.
THE HIBA NEWS. This is an online monthly Newsletter for the Hokkaido International Business Association, a group of entrepreneurs and regular businesspeople trying to escape the mundanity of English teaching and break into the business world. I have been the editor from 1992-93 and again from 1997-2000, and every month I wrote a new article or report that sometimes gets leaked to the internet or onto my web page. Past HIBA Newses are available at their website here (but it's not mine and it is not often kept up to date), but as of now there are articles webbed on Fingerprinting Laws, Hokkaido International Airlines, and more on my "Activists" and "Residents" Pages
THERE ARE ALSO various articles in smaller print and online information sources, which are reprints of my internet articles that are already on my web page. To wit:
The Alien Times (Tsukuba) June 1999 on "Arbitrary Gaijin Card Checks" (info site here),
JALT Other Language Educators (OLE) SIG Newsletter June 1999 on "Ten Questions to Ask Your Employer Before Taking a Job (info site here),
The New Observer, Nov 1998, on "Advice to Overseas Educators Thinking about a Japanese University Position" (text here)
The Sapporo Foreigner, August 1992 (now defunct) on "Nontariff Barriers".
So as you can see, I write a lot.
Let me know if you want me to write more.
WORKS BY OTHER AUTHORS WRITING SPECIALLY FOR DEBITO.ORG This section is devoted to other authors who have written pieces of exceptional quality, but due to the editorial constraints of the media may not have their articles reach a wide readership. www.debito.org is proud to sponsor this special section where articles that cover issues deserving of more attention may be archived. (Authors retain the copyright and should be contacted directly for print media permission.)
Sakanaka Hidenori, Director of the Japan Immigration Policy Institute, Former Director of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau, writes "A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR JAPAN'S IMMIGRATION POLICY" (March 20, 2007, English translation by Andrew J I Taylor, Introduction by Eric Johnston, Deputy Editor Japan Times Osaka Bureau)
Sakanaka Hidenori again with an update on his thoughts as of 2009, "Towards a Japanese-style Immigration Nation", August 2009, translated by Kalu Obuka.
Japan Times reporter Eric Johnston on "THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON FISH, CHIPS, AND MUSHY PEAS" (August 8, 2005), a piss-take on how UN conferences spring up and bog down.
Japan Times reporter Eric Johnston reviews Sakanaka Hidenori's book "Nyuukan Senki", which offers an insider's view of the Japanese government's attitude towards immigration. (May 24, 2005)
差 別的任用制度は合理的 鄭 香均（ちょん ひゃん ぎゅん）著
Japan Times reporter Eric Johnston on "WHY THE GREENS GIVE ME THE BLUES" (February 16, 2005), where he describes why an emerging Green Party in Japan does not give him much cause for hope (due to the insular nature of its organizational structure).
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