Linguapax Speech on Media Propaganda Sun, Oct 26, Tokyo U Komaba Campus


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Hi Blog.  I’m on the road for the next couple of days (in Tokyo), so let me be brief today:  

I have a speech at this year’s Linguapax Asia Symposium at Tokyo University, Komaba Campus this weekend, entitled: 

Manufacturing consent for national goals at the expense of NJ residents

By ARUDOU Debito
Associate Professor, Hokkaido Information University
Linguapax Asia 2008 Fifth International Symposium
Tokyo University, Sunday, October 26, 2008

Download my Powerpoint Presentation at

My thesis:
“To manufacture consent around certain national goals, Japan’s media sometimes blurs the line between rumor, opinion, and substantiated fact. This ‘others’ those not always considered to be ‘part of Japan’: Non-Japanese residents.”

Just letting you know.  Attend if you like!

Information on how to get there at

Arudou Debito in transit

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