My next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column out tomorrow, March 1, on “Charisma Man and the Identity Police”


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Hi Blog.  My next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column comes out in a few hours.  It’s a lighter one this time, talking about the “Charisma Man” phenomenon (the hilarious comic book about the Caucasian loser who comes over to Japan to teach English, and transforms into a lantern-jawed lothario instantly) — and actually comes to the defense of those maligned by the stereotype.  I titled it “Charisma Man and the Identity Police”.

Have a read tomorrow, March 2, 2011!  Arudou Debito

UPDATE:  Here it is.  Text up for commentary tomorrow.

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