Hi Blog. Just a quick word to tell you about my next column, coming out tomorrow morning Tues Oct 7 (Weds in ruralities, which is appropriate to this essay). Topic: “Gaijin” Part 3, about how the strict “insider-outsider” paradigm in Japan also affects Japanese who move house, and find themselves isolated as “newcomers” to the point where it’s destroying Japan’s countryside.
It’s a 1400-word column (combining the Community Page’s ZEIT GIST and JUST BE CAUSE columns), so I have twice as much space this time to develop my thesis. Have a read tomorrow! Arudou Debito in Sapporo