My next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column out Tues May 3. Tentative title: “In defense of the ‘Fly-jin'”


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Hi Blog.  Out tomorrow will be my latest JUST BE CAUSE column in the Japan Times.  I actually wrote a piece in defense of the so-called “Fly-jin”, the NJ who are being treated like deserters for protecting their own, deciding to put some distance between themselves and situations they consider dangerous post-Fukushima.

I ask the question:  “So what if many NJ did leave Japan?  Do you think Japan thus far has been all that encouraging of them to stay?”

I think some people might find this view refreshing and cathartic, given the increasing sociopathy I’m feeling within the already-disenfranchised NJ as they bully their own.

1400 words, have a look tomorrow.  Arudou Debito

UPDATE:  Here it is:

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