Get my next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column tomorrow Aug 3, on the Kim Hyon Hui Japan Visit and The Big Con


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Hi Blog.  Short post for today, to tell you to get my next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column tomorrow, Aug 3, 2010.

Topic:  DPRK Spy Kim Hyon Hui’s visit to Japan last month, and how she conned Japan out of a lot of money by using the same “victimhood” phenomenon so often used by the GOJ.  Props to her, I guess, for turning the tables.

In the words of my editor, the essay “made [his] blood boil”.  Good.  Hopefully it will inspire some discussion.  Have a read tomorrow (online and on newsstands, Wednesday editions in the provinces).  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

UPDATE:  Here it is:

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