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Table of Contents:

1) “2Channel:  The Bullies’ Forum” (Japan Times Just Be Cause Column February 3, 2009), on how the thriving culture of bullying in Japan has gone online and spoiled things for the rest of us.

2) Column by Gregory Clark, “Antiforeigner Discrimination is a Right for Japanese People” (Japan Times January 15, 2009), an apologist’s view on how Japanese are taken advantage of both ways — both by rapacious foreigners and by bullying anti-discrimination activists.  One of the worst examples of social science I’ve seen in print in the Japan Times.

3) “On Toadies, Vultures, and Zombie Debates” (Japan Times Just Be Cause Column March 3, 2009), inspired in part by Clark’s column above, I explore the subterfuge of the disenfranchised seeking benefits of membership in The Nativist Club by telling enfranchised Japanese what they want to hear.

21 minutes.  Excerpts from Duran Duran open and close, with rests by Tangerine Dream (White Eagle).  Enjoy.  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

4 comments on “DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MAY 1, 2010

  • Oh my gosh. I was not here when that Clark article was posted. Its like a black man in the Civil War-period saying “Hey guys….this is America, we are slaves. We shouldn’t question the white man’s behavior because that’s just their culture”. Is this man really happy with himself? If he or any apologist wants to keep living in his “Gaijin House” because the landlord won’t let him get an apartment, or not be let in a onsen, or not be able to live with the same quality of life as any Japanese, then they can go ahead and do nothing and keep justifying racial discrimination.

  • Gregory Clark sounds like Dr. Evil in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”. He can speak one, no … two, no… three billion languages.

  • Clark sounds like Clark, basically a self-styled “Old Japan hand” who was here first for the “original Japan experience” before all us riff-raff turned up and started “trying to make Japan into just another G8 country” (irony and parentheses mine).

    He wants NJs to be forever treated as guests and he is secure in his tenured Ivory Tower, looking down on the rest of us.

    Yes, that was very nice in the day I am sure, but for Japan to survive it needs more people.

    And those people should be treated with equality and respect.

    The tourists can still be treated as honored guests, but Clark is no tourist.

  • Huh? Amy has just cut and pasted my original post about Clark?

    Surely some mistake, or is imitation the sincerest form of flattery after all?

    — It’s a mistake on my part. Spammers hide links after hijacking somebody else’s text. Rectified. Sorry.


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