Hello Blog. Here’s a lovely little publication, apparently available at convenience stores, courtesy of friend Steve (who took the trouble to purchase, scan, and help publicize this issue). Entitled “GAIJIN [sic] HANZAI URA FILE”, it publicizes all the underground evils that gaijin in Japan do, including seducing our women on the street…
Here’s a scan of the cover, with all manner of caricature which would be deemed offensive in any other developed country. And to give you an example of the hate speech within, some excerpts (Steve’s translation), and links to scanned images follow. Please excuse the language.
Turning the keyboard over to Steve, as he has portrayed the goods most effectively. I’ve made sure the UN has gotten word. Debito in Sapporo
￼OK，OK, I caved in and my curiosity got the better of me. I’ve scanned some pages at the bottom of this email:
Publisher: Eichi Shuppan 150-001 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-38-4
Publisher-in-Chief: Joey H. Washington (I wonder who this guy is?)
Available online at
Here are some ‘highlights’:
47,000 crimes by foreigners each year!!
There then follows a ‘danger rating’ (危険度) of each country, scattered on a world map surrounded by knives, guns and syringes:
None for the USA, Canada, Australia or the whole of Europe…
Article about crimes by Iranians:
Catch the Iranian!!
Article lamenting Tokyo’s demise into lawlessness:
City of Violent Degenerate Foreigners!!
Article about foreigners scamming Japanese for money:
Japanese getting conned. “Theesaway to ze ATM, Meester Managing Director”
Feature of foreign guys picking up Japanese women (What this has to do with ‘crime’ is unclear)
YELLOW CAB REAL STREET PHOTO
You sluts really think foreign guys are so great, huh!!
We know Japanese guys are small, but..
Picture of black guy touching a J.girls ass in Shibuya (obviously consensual too)
Oi Nigger!! Get your fuckin’ hands off that Japanese lady’s ass!!
(… yes. It really does say ニガー)
Picture of dark-haired foreigner kissing J.girl in Shibuya (again, obviously consensual)
This is Japan! Go back to your own fuckin’ country and do that!
Picture of foreigner with hands down a J.girls knickers in Shibuya (definitely consensual)
Woah! Woah! Woah! Would you stop fingering a girls pussy in the street, OK?
Links to scanned images:
84 comments on ““GAIJIN HANZAI FILE” pubs spectre of evil foreign crime”
Which companies place advertising in the magazine?
If someone in the UK said these things or published such an article against, say for example Muslims of whom there are many in our country, both citizens and visiting, they would find themselves arrested for Inciting Racial Hatred or racial attack. It’s just not tolerated. It has become difficult to even have an argument or dislike against such a person, sometimes leading to arrest when no such racial motivation has taken place.
If you’d like to spread a word…check the links at:
I’d also suggest to mention it at:
Since Amazon allows customers to directly comment on this book, perhaps folks on the internet can flood the customer review section with negative reviews.
I already gave a vote for the one negative review up on the website. There are only four votes for the one negative review. Perhaps we can give this book a bit more negative reviews than that.
Wrote to family Mart USA: Their response as of Feb 6th:
Thank you very much for sending e-mail to our ‘info’ and bringing the matter
to our attention.
We have notified your opinion to FamilyMart Japan and they have already
removed the captioned magazine off its shelves as of February 5. (Japan
If you have any further inquiries on this matter, kindly contact
Once again, thank you so much for your e-mail.
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 6:18 PM
Subject: Racist Japanese Magazine in Family Mart..your company.
This mag is for sale almost exclusively in family Mart Stores in japan,
where i live. copies have been sent to the UN and possibly to local press
where you have stores or are thinking of expanding into.
Do you aggree with Family marts decision? Would you sell similar
if not then i implore you to voice your concern to your parent company.
Here is a link to the magazine in question:
I would be happy to here your views on this. many of my internet friends at
http://www.bigdaikon.com are mainly americans and they will undoubtedly spreading
the word about your “negative japanese racist image” to all and sundry
should you fail to help stop this sort of thing happening back in japan.
ME, chiba, japan.
wow…this magazine is such a big shock for me! even after I have experienced racism in Japan by myself!
(I already sent a mail to Yahoo to remove it from their shop’s homepage)
why is Japan still without a law against racism? I can not understand it.
Isn’t there anything we can do?
Where is Japan heading?
The year 2007 is starting off in an interesting direction…
I) Establishing the Ministry of Defense…
II) The Ministry of Education plans to ‘…strengthen the nationalistic feeling and education in Japanese schools…’
III) The Ministry of Health statement: ‘Japanese women are just breeding machines.’
…and soon after… there is “GAIJIN HANZAI FILE”… 🙁
I sent an email to FamilyMart, Japan in Japanese.
I got an responce on this Monday.
title: (my name)様へのお詫び
Actually, racism is prohibited in the Japanese constitution. It may not be enforceable with current laws, but at least it’s unconstitutional.
Japan Today apparently picked up something from Reuters and posted it on their ‘Quote of the Day’ site
This is not a racist book because it is based on established fact.
Shigeki Saka of Tokyo-based publisher Eichi, on the controversial book “Shocking Foreigner Crime: The Undercover File,” which features caricatures of non-Japanese alongside the question: “Is it alright to let foreigners devastate Japan?” Convenience store chains and other retailers pulled the book from their shelves this week following complaints. (Reuters)
This story just keeps getting better and better. Debito- Do you have a contact for Dave Spector? The show he is a regular on ‘Sunday Japon’ might be an interesting place to get this out in the open in the local media. This show seems to take on some controversial issues once in a while and seems to be a little more intelligent than that noisy foreigners show.
DAVE WAS NOTIFIED WHEN EVERYONE ELSE WAS NOTIFIED. HE’S ON MY MAILING LISTS. DAVE’S A GOOD GUY AND THE POINTS HE MAKES ON THE SHOWS HE’S ON ARE GENERALLY A CUT ABOVE AVERAGE. (NO COMMENT ABOUT THE JOKES 🙂 ) IF HE SEES AN AVENUE FOR IT, I’M SURE HE’LL SUGGEST IT. –DEBITO
The English Chinese press has picked up on it.
One caption in the magazine refers to a black man as “nigger”. “This is not a racist book, because it is based on established fact,” Saka said. “If we wanted to be racist, we could write it in a much more racist way,” he added, saying that the word “nigger” was not considered offensive in Japan.
I bought my copy of the mook on the 6th at a FamilyMart (and have the dated receipt to prove it). According to emails sent by the company on the 5th, all stores were instructed to remove ALL copies “immediately.” Well, I just returned from a nearby FamilyMart. As of 10:30am on Feb. 7th they were STILL SELLING THE OFFENSIVE MOOK!!
If I am not mistaken, it looks like the 7&I web bookstore has pulled the mook from its e-rack.
This is my first and last post here, but that’s irrelevant. I’ve paraphrased Debito’s article on my livejournal to help spread awareness: http://www.livejournal.com/users/especiallymike
Today, I found out about this magazine and the contents it contains. My blood boiled instantly at the picture containing the “N” word posted on some sites. I am an African American. As I continued to read over most of the information posted, I can’t help but feel… let’s just say; now I have a migraine. I went out and scouted shops and low and behold I have brought 3 magazines, 2 hours prior to this post. Today is February 15, 2007. Apparently, the publisher was caught off guard with pants down thinking it was actually “secret files for only the Japanese” to read. Now, how do we give it back to them as they deserve?
what i do not understand is how the JP emulate “gangsta” looks, style, etc. then publish/write this junk! bad enough being the white gaijin wife here, i can not imagine how a “black” person here in japan must feel … and the government WANTS to perpetuate NATIONALISM so they turn their nose to this kind of junk! if its not insults to women its insults to gaijin … it gets rather tiring at best. glad people who could are doing something on this! and glad someone notified the UN!
It’s sad that things like this still exist in this day and age, but not really surprising. Xenophobia has existed in individuals in pretty much every culture at pretty much every point in time. To me, something like this is no more offensive than the KKK or ministers crashing soldiers’ funerals with giant “GOD HATES FAGS” signs.
Just a quick question, and forgive me for my ignorance, but has anyone tried getting a letter in to a major Japanese newspaper? Looking at Arudou-san’s website, looks like he’s had some bad experiences in the past, but perhaps it’s worth a shot? This is pretty bad…
The publisher, Eichi Publishing, is listed as a group company of the “Tkgroup”
“Eichi Publishing” publishes a magazine called “411” 「フォー・ダブワン」reporting on the LA / NY street culture scene. I wonder if the advertisers in that magazine are privy to the publishers other offerings…
Also, Korean TV and Film fan book 「韓国TV映画ファンBOOK”」As the title leads you to believe, advertisers would be interested in knowing about the publishers “diversity” of opinions.
The Publisher in my opinion bears a large degree of responsibility in this matter as well, I hope to enlighten their advertisers to their lack of social responsibility by publishing, distributing and marketing such racist, confrontational and pointless trash.
People are trying to dirty your name and efforts but you keep up the good work!!!
Best Blog in and about Japan PERIOD!!!!!!
–THANKS FOR SAYING SO. YOU MADE MY DAY. DEBITO