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(Eric Johnston, Sakanaka Hidenori, 鄭 香均(ちょん ひゃん ぎゅん)氏)


(Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, hardcover 2022)

Cover for Second Edition of "Embedded Racism"


Embedded Racism: Japan’s Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination untangles Japanese society’s complex narrative on race by analyzing two mutually-supportive levels of national identity maintenance. Starting with case studies of hundreds of individual “Japanese Only” businesses, it carefully analyzes the construction of Japanese identity through legal structures, statute enforcement, public policy, and media messages. It reveals how the concept of “Japanese” has been racialized to the point where one must look “Japanese” to be treated as one.

Completely revised and updated for this Second Edition (including landmark events like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Covid Pandemic, and the Carlos Ghosn Case; more details here), Embedded Racism is the product of three decades of research and fieldwork by a scholar living in Japan as a naturalized Japanese citizen. It offers a perspective into how Japan's entrenched, misunderstood, and deliberately overlooked racial discrimination not only undermines Japan's economic future but also emboldens white supremacists worldwide who see Japan as their template ethnostate.

The Second Edition has a brand-new concluding chapter that argues that Japan’s racism is not only hurting Japan demographically, it is undermining liberal democracies worldwide.  Japan's Netto Uyoku (far-right internet denizens) have for decades successfully beta-tested internet templates that mobilize racially-motivated hatred, and these have been widely adopted by alt-right trolls worldwide.  No longer is Japan merely a place for Neocon policymakers to indulge as “America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier in Asia” for the sake of containing communism.  Japan’s long-ignored racism has empowered ethnostatists and white supremacists (such as Steve Bannon, who explicitly calls former PM Abe Shinzo “Trump before Trump”) to influence public opinion, and shift the course of political campaigns and the outcome of elections in favor of the illiberal racists found in every society.


In this revised edition, Debito Arudou offers more trenchant explication of what it means to be able to identify as “Japanese” in today’s Japan—and not. Arudou's analysis underscores that even with the guise of “diversity,” Japanese government policies themselves undermine the future health of the nation. Contrary to expanding Japan’s future possibilities, the “embedded racism” sponsored by the country’s elite is leading only to Japan’s economic and social decay. -- Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut

This is a valuable update that reinforces the author’s analysis of how racial discrimination is endemic and harmful not only in managing demographic problems but also Japan’s global relations. The author explains how wide the gulf is between Japan’s governing elite and global norms. Readers also learn how non-resident citizens have endured an intensified Othering during the pandemic that belies official preening on diversity. -- Jeffrey Kingston, Temple University Japan

Debito has made intellectual enemies in Japan, but they struggle to match his depth of understanding, erudition, and commitment. He brings those qualities to bear in the revised edition of his classic text Embedded Racism. The book is the summation of a life spent trying to understand the internal logic that justifies and embeds racism not just in Japan, but everywhere. -- David A. McNeill, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo

See my Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 28: "Japan's Fast Breeder Reactor of Racism", where I summarize "Embedded Racism"'s First and Second Editions (Nov 22, 2021).

Book Reviews for the First Edition (2015):

Cover of "Embedded Racism" by Dr.
        ARUDOU, Debito (Lexington Books, 2015)In an anti-globalist era of Trump and ‘Brexit’ there will be many who argue that Japan is right to severely restrict immigration and preserve as much as possible that is unique about its national character. If those who do not ‘look Japanese’ have to suffer some discrimination, then that is just the price that has to be paid. There are also many who believe that the best antidote to racism is to have a nation state where as few people as possible look out of place. Arudou’s reply to this point of view, which acts simultaneously as a challenge to Japan’s leaders, is that if this national narrative is allowed to prevail, it will not only condemn Japan’s aging population to an ever-worsening demographic crisis, it will also have a ‘suffocating and self-strangulating’ effect on society (p. 303).

There are important academic contributions to the study of racism in Japan in this book, but it is as a must-read text on the crisis facing the shrinking Japanese population and its leaders that it really leaves its mark. Embedded Racism is highly recommended reading to anyone—whether they self-identify as Japanese or foreign or both—who is interested in Japan’s future. 
(Dr. Robert Aspinall, Social Science Journal Japan, July 15, 2017read more)

Arudou’s book is a timely and important contribution to social and scholarly debates about racial discrimination in Japan...  (Pacific Affairs journal) (read full review)

This book, though, is
more than a narrative of instances of discrimination and campaigns for redress. The author also seeks to explore the roots of the problem, which he locates in the legal apparatus of nationality, the workings of the court system, the lack of serious official mechanisms to combat discrimination, and stereotypes perpetuated by the mass media.... This book is an important addition to the literature on problems of citizenship and minorities in Japan, particularly because it highlights the distinctive problems of visible minorities, rather than focusing on the large ‘invisible minorities’ (Zainichi Koreans and Chinese, etc.) who have been the subject of much existing research.... This is an important, courageous and challenging book, and it casts a sharp light on problems which are often ignored or veiled, but which have profound consequences for the present and future of Japanese society. (Dr. Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian National University; Japanese Studies) (read full review)

Debito Arudou demonstrates that racism is pervasive in Japan and that many individuals and institutions deny this reality. He also shows that racism augurs ill for a society that will shrink for decades to come unless it changes how it treats visible minorities. People who care about the future of Japan need to engage with this pellucid and provocative account of one of the country’s most urgent but neglected problems. (Dr. David T. Johnson, University of Hawaii)

In this important and insightful book, and based on a long personal experience, Debito Arudou offers a sophisticated critical analysis of the way visible minorities are treated in contemporary Japan. As immigration of work seekers to wealthy countries is on the rise, the issues treated here have wider relevance not only to the conduct and future of the Japanese society, but also to many other societies in the West and beyond. Highly recommended! (Dr. Rotem Kowner, University of Haifa)

Hats off to Arudou for breaking once and for all the Silence Barrier that has permitted Japan’s profound racial discrimination to purr along undisturbed well into the 21st century. Exposing at long last the definitional acrobatics of Japanese and foreign Japan Studies experts—who have argued that since there is nothing we could call racist attitudes in Japan it follows that there can be no systemic racial discrimination either—Arudou lays out voluminous evidence to the contrary showing how Japan actually operates in its laws, public policy, media messages, and social ordering. (Dr. Ivan P. Hall, author of Bamboozled: How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and its Implications for Our Future in Asia)

From the immigration crisis in Europe to the growing tensions around racism and law enforcement in the United States, discussion of institutionalized racism, exclusionary rhetoric in the media, and legal barriers to equality seems essential now more than ever.  In his most recent book […] cultural critic, activist, and scholar Debito Arudou attempts to spark just such a discussion.  A critical analysis of Japan’s treatment of visible minorities (people living in japan who do not display phenotypical Japanese traits) and the legal, political, and social mechanisms that perpetuate the exclusion of such minorities from various aspects of Japanese society, Embedded Racism is extremely well timed.  Arguing that racism operating through various institutions in Japan is akin to experiences of racism in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, Arudou’s carefully constructed work attempts to debunk the dominant narrative of Japanese exceptionalism, which he claims provides an escape from accountability to the rest of the world.  Describing how structural racism behind institutional, legal, social, and media narratives influences the degree to which “outsiders” are constructed and consequently excluded from essential social and legal protections, Embedded racism is an important contribution to the fields of geography, cultural, and area studies […] (Natasha Fox, Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) Newsletter, Fall 2016) (read full review)

Summary of the book in The Japan Times, "Tackle embedded racism before it chokes Japan", November 1, 2015.
Interviews with the author about the book at the "Deep in Japan" Podcast (August and September 2016).

"Recommended Reading" -- Dr. Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan, writing in The Japan Times, December 19, 2015.

More information, ordering details, preview, reviews, Table of Contents, promotional flyer with 30% publisher discount using promo code LEX30AUTH21, etc. here.




(ARUDOU Debito and HIGUCHI Akira, Akashi Shoten Inc, English and furigana Japanese on facing pages, December 2012)
Table of Contents, reviews, ordering procedures, and book excerpt here.
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--Donald Richie, The Japan Times Asian Bookshelf column, April 20, 2008.



"Japanese Only--The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"
By Arudou Debito

2013 Tenth Anniversary Edition with a new Introduction and Postscript update by the author. Now available as an eBook for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK, $9.99

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Two full chapters on tourism in Hokkaido and Tohoku

FODOR’S Japan 2014 Travel Guide

Pp. 707-810. ISBN 978-0-8041-4185-7.

Full chapter on tourism in Hokkaido

FODOR’S Japan 2012 Travel Guide

Pp. 759-817. ISBN 978-0-307-48049-1.

A novel of culture, kidnapping, and revenge in modern Japan



Gary Schmidt, a small-town American boy, meets a Japanese girl in college and follows her to Japan to start a family.  Little does he know that her conservative Japanese clan has hidden agendas and secret intentions.  Gary eventually realizes that he must escape their clutches – and convince his family to do the same before it's too late!

IN APPROPRIATE is a book about child abductions in Japan, where after a divorce, a non-Japanese man comes back to Japan to retrieve his children back to America.  Although a work of fiction, it is an amalgam of several true stories of divorce and Left-Behind Parents in Japan. IN APPROPRIATE is about more than just divorce:  I wanted to describe how a person would find fascination in Japan and Japanese people, come over during Japan's Bubble Era to see Japan ripe with opportunity, and find how Japan went sour as an economy over the past two decades.  It was wonderful to recount as a Bubble-Era veteran -- when in the late 1980's Japan looked poised to take over the world, and even challenge notions of how capitalism works -- and see how, step-by-step, Japanese society would be squeezed and squeezed, convinced that recovery was right around the corner just like Godot.  How a person could assimilate himself to the point of founding his own company, becoming bilingual in Japanese, even taking Japanese citizenship, yet be blindsided by events that were nearly always beyond his control.  IN APPROPRIATE is also a time capsule charting Japan's descent into mediocrity and comparative international irrelevance.

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"IN APPROPRIATE:  A novel of culture, kidnapping, and revenge in Japan"

ISBN for paperback version: 978-1-257-02640-1 
ISBN for ebook: 978-1-257-02648-7
Author: ARUDOU Debito
Language: English
Date of Publication:  2011, eBook 2013
Length: 149 pages
Price: USD$9.99 (downloadable eBook), USD$14.00 (paperback, plus postage)
Author site at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Debito-Arudou/e/B004LTWY32

JAPANESE VERSION: 272 pages, 2500 yen, ISBN: 4-7503-9011-9 Revised 2007
On sale now through the following details:

単行本(有道 出人 著)日本語です。


 「アジア人お断り」。もし海外でこの看板を目 にしたら、どう思いますか?
 「外国人お断り」という看板を掲げた小樽市内の入浴施設が、一律に、外国人のよう な外見の人の入浴を拒否した。これは人種差別ではないのか?ある外国人 らはそう抗議を始め、この問題が世界的に知り渡った。そして永年、市をはじめとする行政がこうした状態を放置し たため、入浴施設と小樽市を提訴し、現在は 継続中。この問題の発端から現在までを原告一人、有道出人が書いた本書は日本に鋭く問いかけるーー日本の真の国 際化とは何か?日本における人権とは何か?


ISBN: 4-7503-9011-9 C0036
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  1. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 28: "Japan's Fast Breeder Reactor of Racism", summarizes "Embedded Racism in Japan"'s First and Second Editions (Nov 22, 2021).
  2. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 27: "The Bright Side of Japan's 'Culture of No'," where I actually say something positive about Japan and how it offers good training for pandemic inconveniences and deprivations (Oct 18, 2021).
  3. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 26: "The 'Inconceivable' Racial Discrimination Law", where Japan's human rights reports to the United Nations are a case study in official dishonesty (Sept 20, 2021).
  4. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 25: "Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postmortem", where I argue the Games failed its goals of “Diversity and Inclusion” predictably and by design (Aug 16, 2021).
  5. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 24: “The Tokyo Olympics Trap”, on how these Games are harming Japan’s minorities, and how the IOC is harming Japan (July 19, 2021).
  6. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 23: “Gaijin Card Reader App Obliterates Privacy,” June 21, 2021, on how NJ privacy is of so little concern that the government has enabled anyone to swipe Gaijin Cards (June 21, 2021).
  7. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 22: “Interrogating the Discriminatory Covid Self-Quarantine Scandal”, on how no matter what, policymakers will ignore their own rules at the expense of Japan's Visible Minorities (May 17, 2021).
  8. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 21: “A Retrospective on 25 Years of Activism”.  Yes, website archive Debito.org has been around that long, so let's take stock (April 19, 2021).
  9. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 20: “The World’s First ‘Japanese Only’ Olympics?”, on how Japan’s new ban on “overseas spectators” may lead to banning all foreigners (out of linguistics and force of habit) (March 15, 2021).
  10. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 19: “Yoshiro Mori’s Overdue Comeuppance”, on how the former Japan Olympics Chair melded misogyny with racism — for decades! (Feb 15, 2021).
  11. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 18: “Latest visa rules could purge any foreigner”, on how Covid countermeasures disproportionately target Non-Japanese against all science or logic (Jan 18, 2021).
  12. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 119:  The Annual Top 5 Human Rights Issues of 2020: “A Watershed Year for Japan’s Foreign Residents", including BLM Japan, the NIKE JAPAN ad, progress in sports, Covid, and the racist closed border policy (Dec 31, 2020).
  13. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 17: "NIKE JAPAN Advertisement on Japan’s Visible Minorities does some good", depicting for a mainstream audience the plight of many an international child in Japan's educational system (Dec 21, 2020).
  14. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 16: “US Elections Repudiate Trump’s Japan-Style Ethnostate”, suggesting that the US might be taking real steps towards a post-racial society (Nov. 16, 2020).
  15. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 15: “New Covid Foreign Resident Re-Entry Rules Still Racist”, on how they are actually a natural outcome of Japan’s bullying bureaucracy (Oct. 19, 2020).
  16. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 14: "Weaponizing the Japanese Language”, on how Foreign Minister Motegi’s discriminatory treatment of Japan Times reporter Magdalena Osumi is part of a bigger phenomenon (Sept 21, 2020).
  17. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 13: “Japan’s Cult of Miserable Happy”, questioning whether “omotenashi” Japan is actually all that hospitable to anyone, what with such a strong “culture of no” (Aug 24, 2020).
  18. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 12: “A Despotic Bridge Too Far”, on Japan’s racist blanket ban on Foreign Resident re-entry (July 20, 2020).
  19. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 11: "Advice to Activists in Japan", where I offer some general lessons to people wishing to advocate for change and equality in Japan, in the wake of the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement (June 22, 2020).
  20. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 10: "The Guestists and the Collaborators", on how certain NJ Residents and naturalized citizens, once they become "accepted" as part of Japanese society, actively work against the interests of fellow NJ Residents and pull up the ladder behind them (cases in point:  Scholar Donald Keene, former Diet Member Tsurunen Marutei, and University President Oussouby Sacko) (May 18, 2020).
  21. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 9: "Pandemic Releases Antibodies toward Non-Japanese", on how the Japan's political sphere is egging on xenophobia and already-normalized racism and calling it disease prevention (April 20, 2020).
  22. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 8:  "No Free Pass for Japan's Shirking Responsibility", on how a culture of "sekinin tenka" (dodging responsibility) just made matters worse all around for COVID-19 infection rates; and the world tends to overlook it due to geopolitics (March 16, 2020).
  23. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 7:  "Japan's Botched Response to the Diamond Princess Coronavirus isn't Racism; it's Stupidity", on how a cruise ship with a majority Japanese passenger list docked at Yokohama became the world's largest hot spot for COVID-19 -- because the Japanese government didn't want them to become part of the domestic infection tallies  (February 17, 2020).
  24. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 118: “Remain calm when stopped by the police”, on what to do if you get stopped by Japanese police for "walking while foreign" for an Instant ID Checkpoint (January 20, 2020).
  25. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 6: "Carlos Ghosn's Escape from Japan was the Right Move", on how former Nissan CEO's fleeing to Lebanon was for the best since he never stood a chance of getting a fair trial -- like so many other NJ caught in Japan's criminal system of "hostage justice" (January 20, 2020).
  26. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 117, with my annual countdown of the Top Ten Human Rights Issues 2019 as they affected NJ Residents of Japan. (January 6, 2020).
  27. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 5:  "Local Governments Classifying Japanese Citizens as Foreigners", outlining the dynamic of the term "Gaikokujin Shimin" being used by local governments.  By definition, it lumps in any resident with international connections, roots, or even experience as a "foreigner" -- including even naturalized citizens and children of Japan's international marriages! (December 16, 2019).
  28. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 4:  "The Xeno-Scapegoating of Japanese Halloween", describing the dynamic of erroneously blaming the excesses of Japanese during Halloween on foreigners so they can spoil the fun that is regular and otherwise normalized nationwide. (November 18, 2019).
  29. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 3:  "Racial Profiling at Japanese Hotel Check-ins", noting how the Japanese police's continued unlawful interpretation of the law to target "all foreign guests" means nationwide harassment of Non-Japanese Residents. (October 23, 2019).
  30. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 2:  "Educating the Non-Japanese Underclass", megaphoning a Mainichi Shinbun article exposing how Japanese schools are classifying Non-Japanese children as "intellectually handicapped" just because they lack requisite language abilities and knowledge of Japanese culture, and putting them in "special classes" where they're digging potatoes instead of learning maths. (September 17, 2019).
  31. Shingetsu News Agency VISIBLE MINORITIES Column 1:  "'Visible Minorities':  Debito's New Column for the Shingetsu News Agency", outlining what the column is trying to accomplish, and why minority voices deserve to be heard in Japan. (August 19, 2019).
  32. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 116, "'Love it or leave it' is not a real choice", on how Trump's retaliatory alienation of his critics of color is in fact standard procedure in Japan. (July 24, 2018).
  33. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 115, "Know your rights when checking in at an Airbnb", on how laws unlawfully being bent by police to target all "foreign guests" at Japanese hotels are now being bent to target guests at private-sector "minshuku" accommodations. (April 17, 2019).
  34. Shingetsu News Agency:  "The Japan Times Becomes Servant to the Elite", describing how the last Japan-based newspaper free of "pro-Japan" editorial policies has caved to government pressure. (February 2, 2019).
  35. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 114, "A Top Ten for 2018", with the annual countdown of human rights issues as they affected Non-Japanese residents of Japan. (January 28, 2019).
  36. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 113, "Warning to Naomi Osaka:  Playing for Japan can seriously shorten your career", celebrating the Japanese-Haitian-American tennis champ's victory, but with caveats. (September 19, 2018).
  37. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 112, "What about we stop it with the 'Whataboutism'?", calling for people to be wary of the inherent relativism that comes from pointing to problems elsewhere to distract from problems here. (July 16, 2018).
  38. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 111, "White Supremacists and Japan:  A Love Story", an expose on how racists worldwide look upon Japan favorably as a viable template for an ethnostate (with PM Abe seen as "Trump before Trump"), and how the online bullying and harassment techniques are in fact a Japan export! (March 8 2018).
  39. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 110, "In 2017, Japan woke up to the issue of discrimination", giving the annual Top Ten Human Rights Issues that affected NJ in Japan for the past year. (January 3, 2018).
  40. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 109, "'Attach the evidence and wait for your day in court,' says Turkish plaintiff after Osaka victory", on the Ibrahim Yener Case, who won his anti-discrimination lawsuit without a lawyer (October 11, 2017).
  41. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 108, "In the wake of Charlottesville, US should follow Japan and outlaw hate speech", arguing that even if the law in Japan is not perfect, it's still better than the American example where hate speech isn't even properly legally defined -- and people like Trump get elected because of it. (August 24, 2017).
  42. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 107, "Time to act on insights from landmark survey of foreign residents", discussing the results of a landmark Ministry of Justice survey of discrimination towards NJ residents that offers unprecedented insights on the scope and the scale of the problem, and potential future policy directions. (April 26, 2017).
  43. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 106, "Government, survey thyself", analyzing a landmark Ministry of Justice survey on discrimination towards NJ that still has one big blind spot. (March 5, 2017).
  44. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 105, "Media, stop normalizing sumo as an ethno-sport," discussing how foreign coverage of Japanese sumo wrestling tends to embed racism, depicting the presence of "foreign wrestlers" as somehow despoiling things. (February 6, 2017).
  45. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 104,"Japan's human rights issues fared better in 2016,"  giving the annual Top Ten Human Rights Issues that affected NJ in Japan for the past year. (January 8, 2017).
  46. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 103,"Trump's lesson:  You can lie your way to the very top," on how Trump's election emboldens all manner of antidemocratic tendencies. (November 16, 2016).
  47. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 102,"US and Japan elections: Scary in their own ways," on how both the LDP and the GOP are using tribalism to pander to fear of the foreigner. (October 31, 2016).

  48. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 101,"US and Japan votes:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," evaluating how both electoral systems and electorates have the plusses, minuses, and bad habits. (Oct 2 2016).
  49. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 100,"JBC marks 100 columns and one million page views." Seriously, that many. (September 6, 2016).
  50. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 99, "For Abe, it will always be about the Constitution", arguing against the Pollyanna pundits who say that PM Abe won't go full-bore to uproot the current "peace" Constitution and weed out "Western values" (such as individualism and human rights) from Japan's polity.  Oh, he will, and he's got a new supermajority in both houses of Parliament to do it. (August 1, 2016).
  51. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 98, "Ibaraki Police still unfettered by the law, or the truth", demonstrating how once again the National Police Agency is lying about (or outright creating) laws in order to target and racially profile foreigners, once again at hotels. And it's important to note that these are the Ibaraki Police, site of one of Japan's worst Immigration Detention Centers (June 6, 2016).
  52. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 97, "Enjoy your life in Japan, for the moments", observing that Japanese are very good at savoring life's fleeting moments and adventures, but this also has disempowering side effects such as seeing the world as intransient and beyond their control (May 1, 2016).
  53. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 96, "Osaka's move on hate speech should be just the first step", making the case on why, despite concerns about freedom of speech, establishing hate-speech legislation is good thing. (February 1, 2016).
  54. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 95, "Battles over history, the media and the message scar 2015", giving the Top Ten Human Rights Issues that affected NJ in Japan for the past year (January 3, 2016).
  55. Japan Times, "The Year in Quotes:  Much jaw-jaw about war-war" (December 23, 2015).
  56. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 94, "Tackle embedded racism before it chokes Japan" summarizing new book "Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination" (Rowman & Littlefield), November 1, 2015.
  57. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 93, "Japan rightists' patient wait is over as conveyor belt of death shudders back to life", on how PM Abe has, as predicted, gotten his way, and why that means that Japan is now primed to revive Prewar martial Japan. (October 5, 2015)
  58. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 92, "Why Japan's Right keeps leaving the Left in the dust", about how opposition forces to Japan's right-wing not only have systemic disadvantages towards ever holding power in Japan, but keep fumbling the ball themselves. (September 7, 2015)
  59. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 91, "Claiming the right to be Japanese AND more", about how to disentangle the national discourse that links race with nationality in Japan, and stop the identity policing that enforces monoculturality in an increasingly multiethnic society. (August 3, 2015)
  60. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 90, "Media redraw battle lines in bid for reach", on Fuji network's acquisition of NJ media outlet Japan Today, and how NJ have been systematically excluded from Japan's public sphere. (July 6, 2015)
  61. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 89, "US greenlights Japan's march back to militarism", a synopsis of how the US government's incessant need (particularly in light of PM Abe's recent trip to Washington DC to arrange new geopolitical security protocols) to interfere with Japan's domestic politics enables Japan's ruthless Rightists to suppress Japan's left, destabilizing Japan's democracy. (June 1, 2015)
  62. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 88, "Japan-US effort to tell suicide pilots' stories dodges controversy, wins praise", interviewing Dr. M.G. "Bucky" Sheftall on an unprecedented exhibition below decks of the USS Missouri, berthed in Honolulu, of "Kamikaze" pilots, and how it avoided nationalistic tendencies from both sides. (May 4, 2015)
  63. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 87, "Japan makes more sense through a religious lens", making the case that the deference that people show towards Japanese elites, even at their most bigoted statements, goes beyond the normal blind-eyeing given a geopolitical ally and into the special debate-proofing accorded the treatment of a religion. (April 6, 2015)
  64. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 86, “US author recounts 'lecture' he got about 'comfort women' from uninvited Japanese guests", an interview with University of Hawaii historian Dr. Herbert Ziegler on how he was forcefully demanded by Japanese consulate to delete all mention of Japan's WWII officially-sanctioned sexual slavery practices from his college textbooks. (March 5, 2015)
  65. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 85, “"At age 50, seeing the writing on the wall", an essay reflecting upon what it's like to live my first half-century, awkwardly slotted between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. (February 5, 2015)
  66. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 84, “Hate, Muzzle and Poll:  A Top Ten for 2014”, Debito's annual countdown of the most important human rights events affecting NJ in Japan for the past year. (January 1, 2015)
  67. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 83, “Time to burst your bubble and face reality”, a controversial column on how NJ must take active control of their lives in Japan, because the default mode of a stable, average, passive lifestyle in Japan is not the same for NJ as it is for Japanese. (December 4, 2014)
  68. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 82, “Does social change in Japan come from the top down or bottom up?", asking readers their opinion about how power and policymaking flows in the Japanese polity (November 5, 2014)
  69. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 81, “Biased pamphlet bodes ill for left-behind parents", deconstructing a Foreign Ministry information pamphlet that essentially portrays Japan's long-overdue signing of the Hague Convention on Child Abductions less as a means to honor the habitual residence of abducted children anywhere, more as a means to leverage more kids back "home" to Japan. (October 8, 2014)
  70. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 80, “Visible Minorities are being caught in the dragnet”, on how cases are appearing of Japanese citizens being arrested and harassed by Japanese police for "looking foreign", and how the narrative of foreigner=suspicious must be untangled. (September 4, 2014)
  71. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 79, “Past victimhood blinds Japan to present-day racial discrimination”, on how Japanese society, psychologically scarred by being racially discriminated against in geopolitical history, has become blind to its own discriminatory behavior. (August 14, 2014)
  72. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 78, “Complexes continue to color Japan's ambivalent ties to the outside world”, on how alleged "inferiority complexes" (rettoukan) that Japanese have towards "Westerners" have the counter-intuitive effect of engendering resentment, not admiration. (July 3, 2014)
  73. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 77, “Humanize the dry debate about immigration”, on how Japan's public discourse has been stifled regarding "immigration", to the point where it lacks a word for "immigrant" as an individual person. (June 5, 2014)
  74. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 76, “Tackling Japan's 'empathy deficit' towards outsiders”, cautioning people to understand the difference between sympathy empathy, and how Japanese society is designed to keep its members from ever "walking a mile in the shoes" of a foreigner (May 1, 2014).

  75. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 75, "Knowing your rights can protect against fake cops", on how people (not just police) are abusing the weakened position of NJ residents by demanding their Gaijin Cards for fun and harassment (April 2, 2014).

  76. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 74, “J.League and media must show Red Card to Racism”, on a “Japanese Only” banner at an Urawa Reds soccer game in Saitama Stadium that went viral, yet initially caused the same old cognitive dissonance regarding what constitutes “racism” and “discrimination” in Japan's public discourse. (March 13, 2014)

  77. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 73, “Don't let ANA off the hook for that offensive ad”, regarding a commercial for one of Japan's flagship carriers (All Nippon Airlines) featuring a racialized depiction of Japan's “new image” of itself to the world--turning a Japanese person into a big-nosed blonde! (January 25, 2014)

  78. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 72, “The empire strikes back: The top issues for NJ in 2013”, giving the annual countdown of 2013's most important human-rights issues (#1 affects everyone very badly: the dangerously vague official secrets act) (January 7, 2014)

  79. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 71, “In Japan, no escape from The Eye's perpetual policing glare”, channeling Foucault's Panopticon, this essay talks about how the constant “hairy eyeballing” of any deviance in public keeps people in line in Japanese society – except for the Visible Minorities, who get the glare no matter what they do. An adaptation of the opening chapter of my book IN APPROPRIATE. (December 4, 2013)

  80. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 70, “Japan brings out big guns to sell remilitarization in U.S.”, on how an October 2013 speech in Hawaii by the Abe Administration's Kitaoka Shin'ichi is a classic case of charm offensive by a Gaijin Handler, floating a constitutional reinterpretation to allow for a standing Japanese military before the American military. (November 7, 2013)

  81. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 69, “Triumph of Tokyo Olympic Bid sends wring signal to Japan's resurgent right”, on how Tokyo 2020 is a terrible choice for Japan economically and politically. (October 1, 2013)

  82. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 68, “If you're jozu and you know it, hold your ground, about how people should respond to intrusive/microaggressive questions that pigeonhole them – by not being “humble” (and if necessary, by lying about personal information!) (September 10, 2013)

  83. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 67, “Ol' blue eyes isn't back: Tsurunen's tale offers lessons in microcosm for DPJ”, offering a parallel arc for both a person and a political party that would not, or could not, control their own public narrative. (August 5, 2013)

  84. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 66, “Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism”, how the National Police Agency's need to constantly portray “rising foreign crime” has become ludicrous, given that NJ crime numbers and rates are below those of 20 years ago when the NJ population was half as large! And how official bullying of minorities is encouraging hate speech at the grassroots level. (July 8, 2013)

  85. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 65, “By opening up the debate to the real experts, Hashimoto did history a favor”, on how recent gaffes by the current outspoken Osaka Mayor have not only rekindled the suppressed debate on Wartime Sexual Slavery, but also offered strategies for dealing with Japan's resurgent revisionist right wing. (June 4, 2013)

  86. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 64, “Police, media must consider plight of those caught in linguistic dragnet”, problematizing racialized crime suspect reportage in Japan, and offering alternative methods for avoiding typologies in public media. (May 14, 2013)

  87. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 63, “Tweak the immigration debate and demand an upgrade to 'denizen' class”, on how “foreigners” are perpetually treated in Japan's dominant discourse as temporary no matter how long they live here, and how Japan is an international outlier in terms of not permitting permanent settlement of international labor. (April 2, 2013)

  88. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 62, “Child's quibble with US 'poverty superpower' propaganda unravels a sobering story about insular Japan,” how a journalist writing lopsided social critique for young audiences betrays not only the larger hand of ministerial manufacturing of consent, but also a lack of openmindedness in Japan's allegedly “more internationalized” next generation. (March 4, 2013)

  89. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 61, “Keep Abe's hawks in check or Japan will suffer,” a recounting of how ill a rerun of an Abe Shinzou Prime Ministership portends to be for Japan as a liberal democracy. (February 4, 2013)

  90. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 60, “The Year for NJ in 2012: A Top Ten,” the annual list of most important human rights issues affecting NJ in Japan. (January 1, 2013)

  91. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 59, “Do Japan a favor: Don't stop being a critic,” on how the pressure to “like” and say only “good things” about Japan creates an intellectual cage that stifles criticism and dims the chances for reform in Japan. (December 11, 2012)

  92. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 58, “If bully Ishihara wants one last stand, bring it on,” on how former Tokyo Governor Ishihara has risked his political career to fan the flames of xenophobia and push Japan to the right – and I say this is a necessary step at last to make clear Japan's future directions. (November 6, 2012)

  93. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 57, “Revisionists marching Japan back to a dangerous place,” on how the Senkakus and Takeshima Disputes are more than just an official distraction for domestic problems – they are a means to stop crucial liberalizations from taking place within Japanese society. (October 2, 2012)

  94. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 56, “Toot your own horn – don't let the modesty scam keep you down,” on how the apparent virtue of being self-effacing is a way to keep people (especially in Japan) from reaching their personal potential and changing the world around them. (September 4, 2012)

  95. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 55: “For nikkei immigrants in Japan, it doesn't have to be a bug's life”, a Kafkaesque parable of how certain groups of minorities in Japan are not taken seriously because they don't assert themselves. (August 7, 2012)

  96. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 54: “In formulating immigration policy, no seat at the table for NJ”, on the GOJ's earnest but deeply flawed restart of debate on NJ immigration policy. (July 3, 2012)

  97. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 53/ZEIT GIST Column 59: Microaggressions Part 2: “Guestists, Haters, the Vested: Apologists take many forms”, theorizing on why so many NJ are so viscerally opposed to anyone criticizing Japan, with a conclusion that it's because nerdy White males just aren't used to being a racialized and disenfranchised minority, and are trying to claim back their “White Privilege” within Japanese society. (June 5, 2012)

  98. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 58, “A Decade Serving the Community” on the Japan Times Community Page's 10th Anniversary and why I think it's a very valuable resource. (May 8, 2012)

  99. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 51, “Yes, I can use chopsticks: the everyday 'microaggressions' that grind us down”, on how subtle everyday slights, insults, indignities, and denigrating messages directed at minorities in every society should be acknowledged as an issue and not enforced upon each other as fellow NJ. (May 1, 2012). So far, this has been my most popular column ever, with 6K Facebook “Likes” so far.

  100. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 50, "Donald Keene should engage brain before fueling 'flyjin', foreign crime myths”, about how a renowned Japan-studies scholar, who took out Japanese citizenship in his twilight years, is now ironically promoting misinformation and misunderstandings about NJ in Japan. (April 3, 2012)

  101. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 49, "Japan's revolving-door immigration policy hard-wired to fail”, about how a new visa regime to bring in “high-quality” foreign workers is once again doomed to failure – by design. (March 6, 2012)

  102. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 48, "These are a few of my favorite things about Japan", caving in to the odd pressure on social critics of Japan to “balance things out” by having to say something “nice” about the place. (February 6, 2012)

  103. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 47, "A Top Ten for 2011", on human rights events that affected Japan's NJ residents last year. (January 3, 2012)

  104. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 46, "For the sake of Japan's future, foreigners deserve a fair shake", on the effects of a lack of "fairness" as a strong cultural value in Japan. (December 6, 2011)

  105. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 45, "The costly fallout of tatemae and Japan's culture of deceit", on what the institutionalized expectation of nondisclosure and nonforthrightness does to a society:  causes Fukushimas. (November 1, 2011)

  106. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 44, "Japan needs less 'ganbatte' more genuine action", on how the semantics of "try harder" actually excuses those unaffected by tragedy from doing more, and winds up forcing victims to "gaman" (endure) and become disempowered. (October 4, 2011)

  107. Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) No.1 Shimbun, September, 2011 issue, "Nothing has changed: After 25 years, little change for the better seen in the media's coverage of foreigners".

  108. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 57, guest contribution, "The Top 10 most useless Japanese Prime Ministers" (I contribute Murayama).  (September 27, 2011)

  109. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 43, "Sexlessness wrecks marriages, threatens nation's future", on Japan's refusal to see "sexless marriages", and the world's lowest amount of sexual activity and satisfaction after marriage in the world, as a problem. (September 6, 2011)

  110. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 42, "The loneliness of the long-distance foreigner", a discussion of why it seems to be so difficult to make long-term Japanese male friends as a long-term NJ resident. (August 2, 2011)

  111. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 41, "Lives such as Daniel's deserve to be honored in these pages", suggesting why the Japan Times is in a unique position to offer obituaries for passed long-term NJ, to honor and record their legacies. (July 5, 2011)

  112. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 40, "English-speaking diaspora should unite, not backbite", a contemplation of why NJ who are linked by the English language seem so uncooperative towards each other. (June 7, 2011)

  113. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 39, "Better to be branded a 'flyjin' than a man of the 'sheeple'", a defense of the NJ who are being unreservedly and undeservedly portrayed as deserters in Japan's time of need after Fukushima. (May 3, 2011)

  114. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 38, "Letting radiation leak, but never information", a critique on the system that keeps the Japanese public in the dark about safety issues, and why it cannot reform itself -- the vicious circle of government unaccountability breeding public fatalism. (April 5, 2011)

  115. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 37, "Charisma Men, unite against the identity enforcers", a defense of the immigrants' right to remake their identity without the Identity Police putting them "back in their place". (March 1, 2011)

  116. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 36/ZEIT GIST Column 55, "Naturalized Japanese:  Foreigners no more:  Long-terms hit back after trailblazing Diet member Tsurunen utters the F-word", questioning the advice, given in a December 28, 2010 Zeit Gist column, for long-termers:  Accept your foreign status and work with it -- even if you're naturalized!  Bullsta. (February 1, 2011)

  117. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 35/ZEIT GIST Column 54, "Arudou's Alien Almanac 2000-2010", giving the Top Ten events that affected NJ in Japan not only for the past year, but also for the past decade. (January 4, 2011)

  118. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 34, "MOFA gets E for effort in 'with or without U' farce", on my experience trying to renew my Japanese passport, only to have yet another Mexican Standoff regarding whether my name is spelled "Arudo" or "Arudou".  MOFA even threatens to refuse to issue me a new passport! (December 7, 2010)

  119. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 33, "'Homogeneous', 'unique' myths stunt discourse in Japan Studies", on how academic fixations on finding superlatives for Japan, encouraged by the Japanese government, are interfering with good social science -- which Japan needs for overcoming challenges in the 21st Century. (November 3, 2010)

  120. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 32, "Census blind to Japan's true diversity", on how the Japanese government refuses to measure for ethnicity for political reasons. (October 5, 2010)

  121. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 31, "Don't blame JET for Japan's bad English", on how accusations, that the JET Programme is not fulfilling its mandate of improving Japan's language skills, are misplaced -- given that language teaching in Japan is systematically psychotic in the first place. (September 8, 2010)

  122. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 30, "The Victim Complex and Kim's Killer Con", on how the DPRK spy and mass murderer Kim Hyon Hui's visit to Japan was an amazing use of Japan's "victim" strategy to con money out of the Japanese government. (August 3, 2010)

  123. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 29, "Japan's Hostile Hostelling Industry", where even when we do have a law forbidding exclusion of customers by race or nationality, Japan's government does not only refuse to enforce it, but also officially promotes exclusionary hotels. (July 6, 2010)

  124. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 28, "Futenma is undermining Japanese democracy", on how the unequal US-Japan relationship and pressure over US bases in Okinawa eventually cost us a prime minister. (June 1, 2010)

  125. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 27, "Last Gasps of Japan's Dying Demagogues", concerning Tokyo Gov. Ishihara's Witch Hunt for Japanese politicians with foreign roots, and how he's gone too far this time. (May 4, 2010)

  126. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 26, "Japan, UN share blind spot on 'migrants'", with the abridged text of my March 23, 2010 speech to United Nations Special Rapporteur Jorge Bustamante. (April 6, 2010)

  127. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 25, "Sumo body deserves mawashi wedgie for racist wrestler ruling", on the Sumo Association's recent decision to count naturalized Japanese citzens as "foreigners" and limit their participation to one "NJ" per stable. (March 2, 2010)

  128. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 24, "NJ Suffrage and the Racist Element":  on xenophobic Dietmember Hiranuma's racist statements towards Dietmember Renho, and how it lays bare the lie of the xenophobic Rightists saying that naturalization ever matters. (February 2, 2010)

  129. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 7, February-March 2010, "On Middle Age".

  130. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 23/ZEIT GIST Column 53, "Human Rights in Japan: a top 10 for '09", on the most significant human rights advances in Japan for 2009. (January 5, 2010)

  131. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 22 / ZEIT GIST Column 52, "A Level Playing Field for Immigrants", offering several policy proposals to the DPJ on how to make Japan a more attractive place for immigration. (December 1, 2009)

  132. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 6, December 2009-January 2010, on the Top Nine Things I like about Japan.

  133. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 21, "Demography vs. Demagoguery", on how politics has pervaded Japanese demographic science, making the topic of "immigration" taboo for discussion as an option. (November 3, 2009)

  134. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 5, November 2009, on the power of humor, and how it keeps humanity from going insane.

  135. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 20, "Savoie Case shines spotlight on Japan's 'disappeared dads'". (October 6, 2009)

  136. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 4, October 2009, Hallowe'en Special on "Why I like Zombie Movies".

  137. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 19 / ZEIT GIST Column 51, on McDonald's Japan's "Mr James" campaign:  Why these stereotyping advertisements should be discontinued. (September 1, 2009)

  138. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 3, September 2009, "Albums vs Tracks, and the lost culture of album-based music".

  139. Reuters:  "The Great Debate" column:  "Japan:  The election that might change everything", with some background and prognostications about the historical August 30, 2009 national election in Japan.  Published August 25, 2009.

  140. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 18, "Unlike Humans, Swine Flu is Indiscriminate", on the the lessons to be learned from Japan's public panic due to the Swine Flu Pandemic, and how to avoid discrimination arising from it (August 4, 2009)

  141. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 2, July 2009, "The Sapporo Summer of Love.  Every Summer".

  142. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 50/JUST BE CAUSE Column 17, "Cops Crack Down with 'I Pee' Checks", on the Japanese police stretching their authority to demand urine samples from NJ in Roppongi without warrants (July 7, 2009)

  143. Sapporo Free Paper Sapporo Source DEBITO Column 1, June 2009, "The Hell of Sapporo Winters".

  144. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 16, "The Issue that dares not speak its name", on the suppressed debate on racial discrimination in Japan (June 2, 2009)

  145. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Column 49, "IC You:  Bugging the Alien", on the new IC Chip Gaijin Cards and national protests (May 19, 2009)

  146. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 15, "Fujimori gets his; Japan left shamed', on the good precedents set by the life imprisonment sentence of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (May 5, 2009)

  147. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page Article 48/JUST BE CAUSE Column 14, "Golden parachutes for Nikkei only mark failure of race-based policy", on the failure of Japan's labor visa policies, and the repatriation bribe of the Nikkei (April 7, 2009)

  148. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page Article 47, "Punishing Foreigners, Exonerating Japanese", on growing evidence of judicial double standards towards NJ (March 24, 2009)

  149. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 13, "Toadies, Vultures, and Zombie Debates" (March 3, 2009)

  150. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 12, "2channel: The Bullies' Forum" (February 3, 2009)

  151. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 11, "Human Rights in Japan:  A Review of 2008" (January 6, 2009)

  152. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 10, "Stray thoughts on Obama's election" (December 2, 2008)

  153. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 9, "Truth Octane and the Dilution of Debate" (November 4, 2008)

  154. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 8/ZEIT GIST Community Page column 46, "Gaijin Part Three:  How the concept is destroying Japan's countryside" (October 7, 2008)

  155. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 7, "The Case for 'Gaijin' as a Racist Word, Part Two" (September 2, 2008)

  156. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 6, "The Case for 'Gaijin' as a Racist Word" (August 5, 2008).

  157. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page column 45, "Beware the Foreigner as Guinea Pig", on how denying rights to one segment of the population (NJ) affects everyone badly, as anti-civil-liberties policies tested on the NJ eventually get passed on citizens too (July 8, 2008).

  158. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 5, "Forecast:  Rough with ID checks mainly to the north", focusing on a protest against Hokkaido Police's racial profiling during the G8 Summit, and how it dodged media scrutiny and public accountability (July 1, 2008).

  159. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 4, "Good Grass Roots", on how not all is doom and gloom in Japan's human rights realm (June 3, 2008).

  160. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page column 44, "Arbitrary Rulings Equal Bad PR", on the odd refusals of eminently-qualified people for Permanent Residency, including Japan's first Caucasian geisha (May 28, 2008).

  161. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 3 on Academic Social Responsibility: Activism vs. Academia (May 6, 2008)

  162. Japan Times ZEIT GIST Community Page column 43, "Summit Wicked This Way Comes", on the Japanese Government's bad habits brought out by the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit (April 22, 2008).

  163. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 2:  "Public Forums, Spinning Wheels":  On why local "International Forums" are often wasted opportunities. (April 1, 2008)

  164. Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column 1:  "Dusting off the A-Word":  On activism in Japan and why the word "activist" is such a bad label.  (March 4, 2008)

  165. Japan Times article:  "THE MYOPIC STATE WE'RE IN:  Fingerprint scheme exposes xenophobic, short-sighted trend in government" (December 18, 2007)

  166. Japan Times article:  "'GAIJIN CARD' CHECKS SPREAD AS POLICE DEPUTIZE THE NATION" (November 13, 2007)

  167. Metropolis Magazine THE LAST WORD Column #709:  "BAD IMPRESSIONS:  Japan's new policy of fingerprinting foreigners is cack-handed and callous" (October 26, 2007)

  168. Japan Times article:  "HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEY STINKS:  Government effort riddled with bias, bad science" (October 23, 2007)

  169. Trans Pacific Radio "Shasetsu" column:  "RUMBLE AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS--A hearing on human rights is disrupted by right wingers" (September 10, 2007).

  170. Japan Times article: "THE SCAPEGOATING OF ASASHORYU: Champion's antics are least of sumo's worries".  Co-authored with James Eriksson (September 4, 2007).

  171. Japan Times article: "THE BLAME GAME: Convenience, creativity seen in efforts to scapegoat Japan's foreign community" (August 28, 2007).

  172. Japan Times article: "ABUSE, RACISM, LOST EVIDENCE DENY JUSTICE IN VALENTINE CASE: Nigerian's ordeal shows that different standards apply for foreigners in court" (August 14, 2007).

  173. Trans Pacific Radio "The Last Word" column, at the end of TPR News:  "WHY I LOVE JAPANESE ELECTIONS" (July 27, 2007).  Text and podcast available here.

  174. Japan Times article: "SCHOOLS SINGLE OUT FOREIGN ROOTS:  International kids suffer under archaic rules" (July 17, 2007).  Scanned PDF version of the article here.

  175. Japan Times article: "DEMISE OF CRIME MAGAZINE HISTORIC:  Gaijin Hanzai's withdrawal from the market showed real power of 'newcomers' for the first time" (March 20, 2007)

  176. Japan Times article: "UPPING THE FEAR FACTOR:  There is a disturbing gap between actual crime in Japan and public worry over it" (February 20, 2007)

  177. Japan Times article: "PULLING THE WOOL:  Japan's pitch for the UN Human Rights Council was disingenuous at best" (November 7, 2006)

  178. Japan Times article: "A WAY FORWARD?  New immigration proposals are a step in the right direction" (July 11, 2006)

  179. Japan Times article: "RIGHTING A WRONG: United Nations representative Doudou Diene's trip to Japan has caused a stir" (June 27, 2006)

  180. "DIVORCE IN JAPAN:  What a Mess!"  Article for Success Stories Japan, a newsletter with briefings for the business executive, issue dated June 2006.  (text of article available here).  This is an excerpt and adaptation of our upcoming book HANDBOOK FOR NON-JAPANESE RESIDENTS (working title).

  181. Japan Times article:  "HOW TO KILL A BILL: Tottori's Human Rights Ordinance is a case study in alarmism" (May 2, 2006)

  182. 「外国人狩り」の様相 日本人誤認逮捕も必然的」民 団新聞2006年4月5日。民 団新聞サイトにある記事はこちらです

  183. Japan Times article:  "TWISTED LEGAL LOGIC DEALS RIGHTS BLOW TO FOREIGNERS:  McGowan ruling has set a very dangerous precedent" (February 7, 2006)

  184. Japan Times article: "TAKING THE 'GAI' OUT OF 'GAIJIN':  Immigration influx is inevitable, but can assimilation occur?" (January 24, 2006) (Adapted from a longer Japan Focus academic article of January 12, 2006)

  185. Japan Times article: "LAWSUIT-FREE LAND A MYTH: Who says people don't sue in Japan? They do, and sometimes it makes a difference." (January 3, 2006)

  186. Japan Times article: "THE "IC YOU CARD": Computer-chip card proposals for foreigners have big potential for abuse" (November 22, 2005)

  187. Japan Times article: "MINISTRY MISSIVE WRECKS RECEPTION: MHLW asks hotels to enforce nonexistent law" (October 18, 2005)

  188. Japan Times article, co-authored with Eric Johnston: "VISA CRACKDOWN--Don't get burned: Immigration is cracking down, so make sure you have the right visa" (i.e. one that will not get voided by doing part-time "baito" work (June 28, 2005)

  189. Japan Times article: "HERE COMES THE FEAR: Antiterrorist law creates legal conundrums for foreign residents" (May 24, 2005)--with UPDATE including Mainichi Shinbun article of February 8, 2006, demonstrating that the article's claims are indeed coming true.

  190. Japan Times article: "CREATING LAWS OUT OF THIN AIR: Revisions to hotel laws stretched by police to target foreigners" (March 8, 2005)

  191. Japan Times article: "RACISM IS BAD BUSINESS: Overseas execs tired of rejection, 'Japanese Only' policies are turning international business away from Japan" (January 4, 2005)

  192. "What Writers Read in 2004" Daily Yomiuri Feature, December 26, 2004 (excerpt)

  193. Japan Times article: "GET ON THEIR CASE: Some advice on what to do if you feel that you've been the victim of discrimination" (Nov. 30, 2004)

  194. "JAPANESE ONLY:  The Otaru Hotspring Case and Discrimination Against 'Foreigners' in Japan", Znet, November 16, 2004.

  195. "COMING CLEAN AT LAST:  The Otaru Onsens Case exposes Japan's half-measured approach to eliminating discrimination."  Metropolis Magazine, "The Last Word" column, Issue 554 (November 2004).

  196. WHAT'S バリア・ フリー?『人種差別撤廃法』で差別のない社会の実現を」「月刊クーヨン」(クレヨンハウス出版)2004年 10月号

  197. Japan Times article: "REPLACEMENT IMMIGRATION--THE PROS AND CONS: Barry Brophy and Debito Arudou offer two views on the immigration system" (Sept 14, 2004)

  198. "Japan's Hard Line on Foreigners who stay too long": Nikkei Voice (a national newspaper for Japanese Canadians), July-August 2004 (article excerpted from this internet essay)

  199. Japan Times article: "KNOW THE LAW: As terror fears cause crackdown, foreign residents should know their legal rights" (July 27, 2004)

  200. Japan Times article: "VISA VILLAINS: Japan's new Immigration law overdoes enforcement and penalties" (June 29, 2004)

  201. Japan Times article: "KIDNAP CRISIS POSES A NEW RISK: Japan's outrage toward the former hostages in Iraq could result in bad public policy" (May 11, 2004)

  202. Japan Times article: "DOWNLOADABLE DISCRIMINATION: The Immigration Bureau's new snitching Web site is both short-sighted and wide open to all manner of abuses." (March 30, 2004)

    (Illustration by Arudou Debito)

  203. "DISCRIMINATION IN JAPAN: Racial Profiling by Police": Nikkei Voice (a national newspaper for Japanese Canadians), February 2004

  204. Japan Times article: "FORENSIC SCIENCE FICTION: Bad science and racism underpin police policy" (January 13, 2004)

  205. Japan Times article, "FREEDOM OF SPEECH: 'Tainted blood' sees 'foreign' students barred from English contests" (Jan 6, 2004)

  206. 秋 田市にてディスコの啓発が成功、三沢 市にて排他的ポリシー撤廃失敗」特定非営利活動法人 多 民族共生人権教育センター(MEHREC-PE)出版 メー レック通信 Vol. 33, 2003年 12月31日(朝刊 pg1

  207. Asahi Shinbun English-language POINT OF VIEW Column, "IF CARTOON KIDS HAVE IT, WHY NOT FOREIGNERS?" (Dec 29, 2003) A translation of my Nov 8 2003 Asahi "Watashi no Shiten" column, included below and at the above link.

  208. Japan Times article: "UNUSUAL ELECTION FULL OF PROMISE: Election results are good news for Japanese politics", (Nov 18, 2003)

  209. 住民 票 アニメに交付、外国人には?」朝日新聞「私の視点」コラム2003年11月8日(朝刊 pg21

  210. Japan Times article: "Time To Come Clean on Foreign Crime: Rising crime rate is a problem for Japan, but pinning blame on foreigners not the solution" (Oct 7, 2003). Authorship unbilled at The Japan Times Website, or original bilingual text file with live links available here.

  211. Japan Times article on Japan's National Sports Meets (Kokutai), and how Japan's amateur sports leagues refuse foreign residents' participation: "A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?: National Sports Festival bars gaijin, and amateur leagues follow suit" (Sept 30, 2003)

  212. 「米国系日本人として我が国での意識高揚について」 同和教育第496号 2003年7月25日16ページ、「人権文化を拓く」欄  第77号 (Japanese jpeg)

  213. Japan Times article on Japanese police abuse of authority: "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES: Japan's human rights bureau falls woefully short of meeting its own job specifications" (July 8, 2003)

  214. Japan Times article on JCLU MAY 2003 ANTIRACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAW PROPOSAL, with bonus sidebars on Japan's UN Human Rights record, and legislative resistance to grass-roots antidiscrimination inputs. (June 3, 2003)

  215. 『外国 人お断り』人種差別撤廃へ法整備を」 (SARSによるホテル の恐怖感と一律外国人客お断りの方針)朝日新聞「私の視 点」コラム2003年6月2日(朝刊、pg14(jpg)

  216. Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)'s online journal "Miyakodayori", Article #70, May 23, 2003 on "JAPAN AS TOURIST DESTINATION?"

  217. Japan Times article on SEAL "TAMA-CHAN" AND RIGHTS OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY IN JAPAN (March 4, 2003)

  218. Japan Times article on NATURALIZATION IN JAPAN (Jan 28, 2003)

  219. 「立法府よ、人種差別禁止法を!」民 主党さっぽろ(新聞)第281号、2003年1月24日2ページ

  220. Japan Times article on FOREIGN CRIME STATISTICS IN JAPAN (Oct 4, 2002)

  221. Japan Times article on NTT DOCOMO FOREIGNER TARIFF (Aug 29, 2002)

  222. Japan Times article on TOKYO POLICE BIKE CHECKPOINTS (June 20, 2002)

  223. Burakumin Liberation League articles (Japanese): 部落解放同盟経由出版

    1. 第45回全国青年集会(群馬県水上町、 2001年8月25日ー27日)の流れと記念講演ゲスト・スピーカー私(写真はひ どいですけど)は部落解放新聞でレポートが出ました(2001 年9月1日版

    2. 部落解放新聞(埼玉)も記事記載643号(2001年9月10日版

    3. 部落解放新聞(埼玉)に「小樽の入浴拒否事 件」、私が書いた記事3連載: 647, 2001年11月1日648, 2001年11月15日649, 2001年12月1日

    4. 解放出版社編集部(大阪)の JINKEN BOOK NEWSメー ルマガジン:「航空会社AIR-DOと 『外人』とみられる乗客の劣等待遇」、「フジテレビの『外人』発言、帰 化した人も『外国人』と?」(2000 年 2月号

  224. Japan Today (a news website) Columns Sixteen through Eighteen on Anthrax scares, Bush's America, and Muneo in the Japanese Diet (published Oct 24, 2001, Feb 19, and Feb 26 2002). Text of all three articles here.

  225. Japan Today Columns Thirteen through Fifteen (published Aug 20, Sept 12, and Oct 3 2001) on Voting in Japan, September 11, and Racial Profiling. Text of all three articles here.

  226. Japan Today Columns Ten through Twelve (published June 1, June 22, and July 16 2001) on Sports' Days (undoukai), Japan's misguided internationalization, and Peru's refugee ex-Prez Alberto Fujimori. Text of all three articles here.

  227. Japan Today Columns Seven through Nine (published Mar 19, April 19, and May 11 2001) on Japanese investment strategies, TV Show Koko Ga Hen, and northern onsens' new exclusionary strategies. Text of all three articles here.

  228. Japan Today Columns Four through Six on the Otaru Exclusionary Onsens Case (published Jan 19, Feb 5, and Feb 27 2001). Text of all three articles here.

  229. Japan Today Columns One through Three on the hows and whys of taking out Japanese citizenship (published Dec 20, Dec 27 2000, and Jan 5 2001). Text of all three articles here.

  230. KQED-FM San Francisco National Public Radio (NPR) "Pacific Time" Broadcasts on naturalization, broadcast Dec 15, 22, and 29, 2000. Text of three shows here with some feedback from San Francisco listeners.

  231. Letters to XENE Magazine re their faux survey (actually a paid advertisement from Otaru City) on Otaru Onsens in their April-May 2000 issue. (Japanese version of the letter published Aug-Sept 2000, English Oct-Nov 2000, both here)

  232. The New Observer, "Inequalities in Hokkaido", November 1999, reporting on Otaru Onsens.

  233. The New Observer, "Separate but Unequal in Otaru", October 1999, also reporting on Otaru Onsens.

  234. NKK NEWS, April, 1999, on Why immigration will change Japanese society (jpeg here) (text only here).

  235. NKK NEWS, May, 1999, on How one can take out Japanese citizenship (jpeg here) (text only here)

  236. Tokyo Classified, May 15, 1999, on Advice to Japanese university job-seekers (jpeg here) (info site here).

  237. XENE Magazine April-May 1998, pg 15, on the Juuminhyou Mondai-- Foreigners legally being registered as nonresidents and what to do about it (info site here)

  238. The UFJ Newsletter April-May 1998, pg 3, on the same thing.

  239. ACCO NEWS (American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa) , February 1998 on "How to do Personal Imports" (info site here)

  240. Hokkaido FAZ Magazine December 1997, pp 2-3, on Hokkaido's Natural Appeal.

  241. "Foreign Residents officially made into Non-Residents: The Juuminhyou Mondai": Published in various forms in the New Observer, October 1997, JALT's Journal of Professional Issues, September 1997, and Xene Magazine, February/March 1998 (info site here)

  242. "Intransigence bad for your health", The Asahi Evening News, July 7, 1996, pg 6, article on Japan's overly intransigent medical system. (jpeg here)

  243. "Dodger catch Nomo pitches no morals", The Asahi Evening News, April 27, 1996, pg.6, article critical of baseball star Hideo Nomo's unsportmanlike conduct. (jpeg here)

  244. Letter to the Economist Newsmagazine, February 4, 1995, critical of their coverage of the Kobe Earthquake (jpeg here).

  245. Letter to the Economist Newsmagazine, December 7, 1991, poking fun at their discussion of Hollywood's treatment of British villains (jpegs here).

  246. Letter to the Atlantic Monthly, January 1989, poking fun at their analysis of Japanese culture.


  1. Arudou, D. (2017).  “Normalized Defamation:  The Effects of Marginalized Media Access for Minorities in Japan”. In Jeffrey Kingston, ed., "Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan".  London:  Routledge. 
  2. "EMBEDDED RACISM:  JAPAN'S VISIBLE MINORITIES AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION." Academic monograph.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, hardcover November 2015/paperback May 2016.
  3. Japan’s Under-Researched Visible Minorities: Applying Critical Race Theory to Racialization Dynamics in a Non-White Society”.  Washington University Global Studies Law Review 14(4) 2015.
  4. "Japan’s Kamikaze Suicide Pilots Exhibit at the USS Missouri in Honolulu: an interview with Dr. M.G. Sheftall."  The Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus), Vol. 13, Issue. 22, No. 1, June 08, 2015.
  5. "Japanese Government Pressures American Publisher to Delete Textbook Treatment of Wartime Sexual Slavery":  An Interview with Herbert Ziegler.  The Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus), March 9, 2015.
  6. Hokkaido and Tohoku Chapters, FODOR’S Japan 2014 Travel Guide, pp. 707-810. ISBN 978-0-8041-4185-7.
  7. Embedded Racism” in Japanese Official Registry Systems: Towards a Japanese Critical Race Theory. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 10 Issue 1, Spring 2014.

  8. “'Embedded Racism' in Japanese Law: Towards a Japanese Critical Race Theory.” Pacific Asia Inquiry Vol. 4(1), Fall 2013.

  9. “'Embedded Racism' in Japanese Migration Policies: Analyzing Japan's 'revolving door' work visa regimes under Critical Race Theory.” Journal of Pacific Asia Studies Vol. 3(1), May 2013. pp. 155-185.
  10. Japan's Rightward Swing and the Tottori Prefecture Human Rights Ordinance.” Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus), Vol. 11, Issue 9, No. 3. March 4, 2013.

  11. An introduction to Japanese society’s attitudes towards race and skin color.” In Ronald E. Hall, ed., Ch. 4 of The Melanin Millennium: Skin Color as the 21st Century International Discourse, pp. 49-70. Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-9400746077

  12. Hokkaido Section, FODOR’S Japan 2012 Travel Guide, pp. 759-817. ISBN 978-0-307-48049-1.

  13. Propaganda in Japan's Media: Manufacturing Consent for National Goals at the Expense of NJ Residents”. Linguapax Asia: A Retrospective Edition of Language and Human Rights Issues. Collected Proceedings of Linguapax Asia Symposia, 2004-2009.  Linguapax Institute, Pubs. November, 2010.

  14. 論文:単行本の章:「アメリカ人ディアスポラの民族 性の問題」ジェームズ・ウィルキンソン、有道 出人共著。 「ヨーロッパ・ロシア・アメリカのディアスポラ」pp 140-155(駒井洋監 修)明石書店2009年11月出版. English translation here.

  15. "The Otaru Onsens Lawsuit, 10 Years On", Japonesia Review No. 6, 2008-09, pp 83-7. Tokyo.

  16. "Japan's Entrenched Discrimination Toward Foreigners", translation by Arudou Debito for Japan Focus academic website of Asahi Shinbun article, dated October 5, 2008.  Appeared in Japan Focus October 25, 2008.

  17. Japan Focus article:  "HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN", excerpt of eponymous book co-authored with Akira Higuchi. (March 23, 2008) 

  18. "Medical Care for Non-Japanese Residents of Japan: Let's look at Japanese Society's General 'Bedside Manner' First", Journal of International Health Vol.23, No.1 2008, pgs 19-21.

  19. Japan Focus article:  "JAPAN'S FUTURE AS AN INTERNATIONAL, MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: From Migrants to Immigrants" (October 29, 2007) 

  20. Japan Focus article:  "GAIJIN HANZAI MAGAZINE AND HATE SPEECH IN JAPAN:  The newfound power of Japan's international residents" (March 20, 2007) 

  21. Japan Focus article:  "JAPAN'S COMING INTERNATIONALIZATION:  Can Japan assimilate its immigrants?" (January 12, 2006)  (Also reprinted at Znet January 16, 2006, and AsiaMedia News Daily, sponsored by UCLA's Asia Media Institute.)

  22. "On Racism in Japan:  Why One may be Hopeful for the Future", published in the Meiji Gakuin University Workshop Proceedings, Workshop for the Academic Frontier Project: "Social Change in Asia and the Pacific", International Studies of Our New Era:  Immigrants, Refugees, and Women.  Paper given at the Institute for International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, July 17-18, 2005.  (Text of the paper here)

  23. Japan Focus article: "JAPANESE ONLY: The Otaru Hotspring Case and Discrimination Against 'Foreigners' in Japan" (November 2005) 

  24. 論文:「『外国人』入店禁止という人種差別」(有道 出人 著)、単行本『日本の民 族差別 人種差別撤廃条約からみた課題)』p218ー229、 岡本雅享先生監修・編著、明石書店(株)2005年6月出版 ["'Gaikokujin' nyuuten kinshi to iu jinshu sabetsu" (Banning "Foreigners" Entry is Racial Discrimination). Chapter in book Nihon no Minzoku Sabetsu--Jinshu Sabetsu Teppai Jouyaku kara mita Kadai, Okamoto Masaktaka, Eds. (Akashi Shoten Inc June 2005)]

  25. 「日本にも差別禁止法が必要 外国人入浴拒否、小樽温泉訴訟判決に思う」「部落解 放」(月刊誌)513号2003年2月号、 pg64~70。

  26. 「どこにいても私は私である」:「心の健康」第 109号「異文化の中のメンタルヘルス」特集 平成14年8月31日 出版 北海道精神保健協会 発行 pp14-24 (未編集されたJapanese text here)

  27. "Education and Employment Status: Why JALT Should Take Interest in the Issues", in JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, Working Papers Column, February 2002, pp.27-28. (ISSN 0289-7938). A rougher version of this paper can be seen here.

  28. "'Kokusai Juumin' ni Taishi 21 Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido no Arubeki Sugata" Foramu Jinbun Dai 3-Gou, Tokushuu, Dai 20 Kai Hokkaido Bunkaron. Sougou Teima: "Hokkaido to Kokusai Kouryuu -- Sono Jisseki to Tamesareru Rinen ("The 20th Hokkaido Culture Lecture Series--Hokkaido and Intercultural Exchange--Achievements and Ideas on Trial"), February 2001. This from a speech given at the abovementioned SGU forum on September 5, 2000. Japanese text of the handout (which was later revised to create the article) given at the speech here.

  29. CAN WE DO BUSINESS? Introduction to Business English (Revised Textbook, independent publisher), Maruzen Planet KK, Tokyo, April, 2000. ISBN 4-944024-82-7

  30. INTERNATIONALIZATION THROUGH TRANSPLANT EDUCATORS: THE JET PROGRAMME PART ONE, Hokkaido Jouhou Daigaku Kiyou, Vol. 11, Issue 1, September, 1999 (ISSN 0915-6658)

  31. A NEW SYSTEM OF UNIVERSITY TENURE: REMEDY OR PROBLEM? co-authored with Fox, Michael H. and Shiozawa, Tadashi, in JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, August 1999, pp.13-18. (ISSN 0289-7938)

  32. 10+ QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NEXT UNIVERSITY EMPLOYER, in JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, July 1999, pp.14-16. (ISSN 0289-7938)

  33. "THE JAPANESE WAY OF DEATH: A FUNERAL IN SAPPORO", Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) Occasional Paper No. 9, September 1997.

  34. CAN WE DO BUSINESS? Introduction to Business English (Textbook), April, 1996, ISBN 4-925013-28-9

  35. SPEAK YOUR MIND Introduction to Debate (Textbook) April, 1996, ISBN 4-925013-29-7

  36. "New Zealand's Economic Reforms--Were They Worth It?", on free trade vs managed trade, published in Hokkaido Jouhou Daigaku Kiyou, Vol. 7, Issue 2, March, 1996. (ISSN 0915-6658)


  1. SOUR STRAWBERRIES:  A documentary on "Japan's Hidden Workers" and human rights, with Debito appearing as tour guide to exclusionary signs in Kabukichou, Tokyo.  Directed by Tilman Koenig and Daniel Kremers of Leipzig, 2008. Preview of the movie here.  Roadshow in Japan (Tokyo, Tsukuba, Nagoya, Shiga, Osaka, Okayama, Kumamoto) March 21-31 2009 and August 30 - September 12, 2009 (screening schedule here).  Promotional PDF of the movie with stills of scenes here. A 5-minute excerpt from the movie with Debito in action interviewing an exclusionary establishment here.
  2. FROM THE SHADOWS:  A documentary on child abductions to Japan and the lack of rights for the NJ parent after separation and divorce.  Before final edits, Debito appears as a commentator.  Directed by David Hearn and Matt Antell.  Promotion for and previews of the movie here.

"LIFER" CARTOONS (click to view via link)

  1. "Lifer" cartoon on "Things to see in a wintry Hokkaido" (Hokkaido View Magazine 2011)

  2. "Lifer" cartoon on "Things to do during a Hokkaido Winter" (Sapporo Source Magazine Feb-March 2010)

  3. "Lifer" cartoon on "End-Year Holiday Activities in Japan" (Sapporo Source Magazine Dec-Jan 2009-2010)

  4. "Lifer" cartoon on "Things to do in Hokkaido" (Sapporo Source Magazine November 2009)


  1. Shingetsu News Agency interview:  "Japan's foreign residents in the Coronavirus", April 27, 2020.
  2. Pop Matters.com:  "Foreigners' rights in Japan:  Interview with Activist and Writer Debito Arudou" (January 15, 2019).
  3. Al-Jazeera TV show "The Stream", Debito panelist on "The Politics of Identity in Japan", on multiethnic Japanese Priyanka Yoshikawa's crowning as Miss World Japan 2016 (September 14, 2016) (40 mins).
  4. Australian ABC NewsRadio:  Japan In Focus: Interviewed about Priyanka Yoshikawa's crowning as Miss World Japan 2016 (September 12, 2016) (15 mins).
  5. "Deep in Japan" podcast:  "Debito on Racism in Japan III" (September 10, 2016) (1 hr. 3 mins).
  6. "Deep in Japan" podcast:  "Debito on Racism in Japan II" (September 7, 2016) (39 mins).
  7. "Deep in Japan" podcast:  "Debito on Racism in Japan" (August 14, 2016) (1 hr. 23 mins).
  8. "Former Genevan, now a Japanese citizen and author, details his experiences with racism in the Land of the Rising Sun." Finger Lakes Times, July 28, 2016.
  9. Australian ABC NewsRadio:  "Japan in Focus: A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker gets compensation, a new book explores racism in Japan, and why most married women give up their surnames," interviewed over my book "Embedded Racism:  Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination" (Rowman & Littlefield, November 2015),  October 26, 2015.
  10. Australian ABC NewsRadio:  Japan In Focus: Interviewed about Ariana Miyamoto, Japan's Miss Universe 2015, prompting a race debate, March 30, 2015, minute 6:24.
  11. BBC WORLD SERVICE, “BBC Trending” program, “Scrubbing anti-foreigner scribbling from Tokyo's streets”, March 16, 2014, with Debito providing one minute of broader context behind recent anti-Korean and other xenophobic hate speech incidents in Japan.

  12. KQED-FM NPR "PACIFIC TIME" ESSAY DECEMBER 28, 2000 on Japanese naturalization (part three of three) (listen here or through iTunes)

  13. KQED-FM NPR "PACIFIC TIME" ESSAY DECEMBER 21, 2000 on Japanese naturalization (part two of three) (listen here or through iTunes)

  14. KQED-FM NPR "PACIFIC TIME" ESSAY DECEMBER 14, 2000 on Japanese naturalization (part one of three) (listen here or through iTunes)

  15. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JULY 1, 2011 on my FCCJ Book Break June 28, 2011 for my novel IN APPROPRIATE (listen here or through iTunes)

  16. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JUNE 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)

  17. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MAY 7, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)

  18. Interview with Justin Tedaldi at Examiner.com and JETAA-NY, of Debito's 2011 novel "IN APPROPRIATE"

  19. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST APRIL 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)

  20. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MARCH 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)

  21. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST FEBRUARY 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)

  22. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JANUARY 1, 2011 (listen here or through iTunes)

  23. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST DECEMBER 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  24. CBC (Canada) Radio One Interview, November 16, 2010 on Japan's Population Crash.

  25. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST NOVEMBER 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  26. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JULY 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  27. Interview with Kansai Scene Magazine, Issue 121, June 2010, "Bite the Ballot", on the denial of local suffrage rights for Permanent-Resident Non-Japanese.

  28. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JUNE 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  29. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MAY 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  30. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST APRIL 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  31. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST MARCH 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  32. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST FEBRUARY 1, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  33. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST JANUARY 10, 2010 (listen here or through iTunes)

  34. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST DECEMBER 20, 2009 (listen here or through iTunes)

  35. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST NOVEMBER 30, 2009 (listen here or through iTunes)

  36. DEBITO.ORG PODCAST OCTOBER 31, 2009 (listen here or through iTunes)

  37. Interview with James Corbett at The Corbett Report, on RFID tracking and Gaijin Cards, September 18, 2009.

  38. Interview with Robert Sanzalone at JapanTechTalk, on human rights in Japan etc., September 10, 2009.

  39. Interview with the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, by Sabine Sutterlin, on the future of Japan's demography and why it needs to come to terms with immigration.  August 3, 2009.

  40. Interview with Joseph Tame at Japan Podshow, on human rights in Japan etc., June 14, 2009.

  41. Interview with TKYOSAM on all sortsa stuff, YouTube, January 5, 2009.

  42. 「移民にも平等な権利をFRANCAを結成して 有道  出人インタビュー」部落解放 2008年8月602号 pg 80-88.

  43. Daily Yomiuri May 30, 2008, reviewing HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, "Cradle-to-grave guide to the good and bad of life in Japan", by Tom Baker.

  44. Portuguese Nikkei newspaper Jornal Tudo Bem May 9, 2008, "Escritor luta contra preconceito no Japao", by Pablo Yuba, on the need to learn Japanese to fit into Japan.

  45. Debito.org Podcast April 5, 2008, on HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, recorded speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, March 18, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.

  46. Debito.org Podcast on HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, March 12, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.

  47. Debito.org Podcast February 26, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio.

  48. Keeping Pace in Japan Blog February 21, 2008, interview regarding HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS.

  49. Debito.org Podcast February 12, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio. 

  50. The Sapporo Snow Festival...  and Racial Discrimination in Japan.  Italian TV SKY TG24, interview broadcast nationwide in Italian February 9, 2008. Available as a .mov file on the Debito.org Blog.

  51. Debito.org Podcast February 2, 2008, available at Trans Pacific Radio

  52. Debito.org Podcast December 19, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/12/19/debitoorg-newsletter-for-december-19-2007/

  53. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter December 8, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/12/11/debitoorg-newsletter-for-december-10-2007/

  54. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter November 28, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/30/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-28-2007/

  55. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter November 19, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/13/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-19-2007/

  56. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter November 12, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/13/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-12-2007/

  57. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter November 5, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio.http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/11/08/debitoorg-newsletter-for-november-5-2007/

  58. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter October 29, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio. http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/10/31/debito-102907-fingerprints-japan-accenture/

  59. Podcast:  Metropolis Magazine October 26, 2007 (Part two, minute five to fifteen) on Immigration's refingerprinting of non-Japanese at the border.

  60. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter October 20, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio at http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/10/21/debitoorg-newsletter-for-october-20-2007/

  61. Podcast:  Debito.org Newsletter October 13, 2007, available at Trans Pacific Radio athttp://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/10/16/debitoorg-newsletter-for-october-13-2007/

  62. "Debito Arudou on the Foreign Labor Market and the Valentine Case, Part 2 of 2", Trans Pacific Radio, TPR Spotlight, September 12, 2007.

  63. "Debito Arudou on the Foreign Labor Market (& Duran Duran), Part 1 of 2", Trans Pacific Radio, TPR Spotlight, August 7, 2007.

  64. "Seijigiri's Election Day Special with Debito Arudou", Trans Pacific Radio, Seijigiri Program #29, July 29, 2007.  

  65. An interview with Arudou Debito for BigDaikon, March 28, 2007 (NB: Skype interview, sound quality middling but tolerable).

  66. "A conversation with Debito Arudou", Trans Pacific Radio, Seijigiri Program #19, March 8, 2007.

  67. "Twenty Questions"  Interview with J-Select's "Back Chat--Life in Japan from a Different Perspective", Japan Select Magazine, December 2006, page 74.

  68. Live interview on "Japan and the UN" with Neil Smart, Radio Adelaide, Australia, on November 12, 2006, 8:15-8:30AM.  http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au

  69. Podcast interview with online journalist Bicyclemark on Tokyo Governor Ishihara Shintaro (released November 6, 2006)

  70. Yamato Damacy episode 23 interview three (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released May 24, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタ ビューは和英放送です)

  71. Yamato Damacy episode 20 interview three (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released April 28, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタ ビューは和英放送です)

  72. Yamato Damacy episode 15 interview two (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released March 24, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタ ビューは和英放送です)

  73. Yamato Damacy episode 13 bilingual interview one (Jesse Fuller and Rahman Qureshi, interviewers), released March 10, 2006, on YouTube. (このインタ ビューは和英放送です)

  74. Live interview on "Japan's future with immigration", with Radio Adelaide, Australia, on November 4, 2005, 6:40-7AM.  http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au

  75. アイヌ民族放送「ラジオぴぱうし」でのインタビュー2004年8月17日放送

  76. いつまで続 ける?『外国人お断り』の非常識」、 インタビュー、「内海愛子の日本言論」コラム、月刊誌「オルタ」2004年7月号、pg2ー5。アジ ア太平洋資料センター(PARC)出版

  77. Live interview on the onsens case with Jonathan Lucraft, Radio Adelaide, Australia, on December 1, 2004, 6:45-7AM http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au

  78. National Public Radio (NPR), ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, July 3, 2003 Broadcast. Title: "A New Yorker in Japan". Abstract: "David Aldwinckle is a typically outspoken native of New York. But where he lives now, he's anything but typical. Aldwinckle -- also known as Arudou Debito -- has become a citizen of Japan. It's a rare and complicated step for a Westerner." Hear it at: http://discover.npr.org/rundowns/segment.jhtml?wfId=1319816 (Choose free downloadable audio player here, more help from NPR here)

  79. 部 落解放2003年2月 513号:有道 出人 インタビュー 「日本にも差別禁止法が必要 外 国人入浴拒否、小樽温泉訴訟判決に思う」pp 64-70

  80. 解 放新聞埼玉  第673号 2002年12月15日 4ページ 有道 出人インタビュー「人種差別に有罪判決」と社説

  81. Otaru Lawsuit Decision of Nov 11, 2002--Radio interview with The BBC (link to sound file)

  82. HBC Radio, Mar 26, 2001, 8:30-9:00 PM, has thirty-minute program entitled "Japanese Only", showing how the issue is fermenting. Soundbites from many sides, including eldsters saying they don't want to bathe with foreigners because they stink and spread disease. To listen to the radio program in Japanese in .ra format, please click here.

  83. Radio interview with Chris Flynn, Love FM Fukuoka, on Otaru Onsens Lawsuit, June 30, 2001. The entire eleven-minute interview in English and Japanese is available here as an mp3 soundfile, playable on software such as Real Player (free download here), or as a wma file available here.

  84. Jiji Jaanaru (journal for the bureaucrats), April 1, 2001, pages 10-15, two pages on the onsen issue and a four-page interview (Japanese jpegs start from here) (日本語)

  85. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation As It Happens, Feb 22, 2001, Radio interview on Otaru Lawsuit, playable in Real Audio (free software download here) in English (CBC website archive link here)

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  27. Johnson, David T., and Zimring, Franklin E, "The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)"  February 2009.  Bibiography page 456, citing Arudou Debito, "The Myopic State We're In", Japan Times December 18, 2007. ISBN 978-0195337402.

  28. Graf, Arndt, "Port Cities in Asia and Europe (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)", Routledge, January 2009.  Bibliography page 154, citing Otaru Onsens Case Sapporo District Court testimony.  ISBN 978-0710311832.

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  31. Winterdyk, John, and Georgios Antonopoulos, Racist Victimization.  Ashgate, July 2008.  Citation of Debito.org on page 183.  ISBN 978-0754673200.

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  33. Chan, Jennifer, "Another Japan Is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education".  Reference section page 289 (in chapter dealing with nonexistent "NGO" ISSHO Kikaku) and bibliographical references page 368 cite Arudou Debito's book "'JAPANESE ONLY': The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan".  ISBN 978-0804757829.

  34. Ertl, John, Tierney, R. Kenji, Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within (Asian Anthropologies). Berghahn Books, November, 2007.  Introduction page 25 cites Arudou Debito book "'JAPANESE ONLY': The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" as reference. ISBN 978-1845452261.

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  36. Willis, David Blake; Murphy-Shigematsu, Stephen, Eds., Transcultural Japan (Asia's Transformations),  Routledge, January 2008.  Page 34 bibliography cites Arudou Debito's Japan Focus article "Japan's Coming Internationalization: Can Japan Assimilate its Immigrants?" (2006).  ISBN 978-0415368902.

  37. Chapman, David, Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series).  Routledge, November 2007.  Cites activities of The Community promoting multicultural awareness on page 121. ISBN 978-0415426374.

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  51. Lee, Soo im; Murphy-Shigematsu, Stephen; and Befu, Harumi, eds., JAPAN'S DIVERSITY DILEMMAS.  iUniverse Inc. 2006.  ISBN 0-595-36257-5.  Two citations, in Chapter 4 (Murphy-Shigematsu, "Diverse Forms of Minority National Identities in Japan's Multicultural Society", pp. 75-99) and Chapter 5 (Lee, "The Cultural Exclusiveness of Ethnocentrism:  Japan's Treatment of Foreign Residents", pp. 100-125).

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  53. Spiri, John, "Japanese at Work--a look a the working lives of Japanese people", interview pp. 35-37.  Japan Association for Language Teaching pubs, Special Interest Group for Materials Writers, 2005.  ISBN 4-931424-20-1. More information at http://www.globalstories.net.

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  58. 聖学院大学 政治経済学部 政治経済学科 2004 年度 推進入学審査 小論文問題として記載:有道 出人著の朝日新聞「私の視 点」欄から 「『外国人お断り』人種差別撤廃へ法整備を」(SARSによるホテル の恐怖感と一律外国人客お断りの方針)。2003年6月2日朝刊 pg14聖 学院大学の問題用紙はこちらです。引用された記 事へのリンクはこちら です)(学研(株)出版)

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  60. Belson, Ken, and Bremner, Brian, "Hello Kitty: The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon"  Wiley, November 2003.  Citation page 136 of Kyodo News March 19, 2003 article translation by Arudou Debito, regarding "Tama-Chan" protests.  ISBN 978-0470820940.

  61. 共同通信社編集委員室 「多 国籍ジパングの主役たち」。明石書店2003年5月。「実49 外国人だから悪いの?ー裸の付 き合い」On the Otaru Onsens Case and how excluder and excludee became friends.

  62. Arnould, Eric J; Price, Linda; Zinkhan, George M, "Consumers"  McGraw-Hill/Irwin, March 2003.  Page 76 cites Otaru Onsens Case as "Cultural Category Confusion". ISBN 978-0072537147.

  63. Mclelland, Mark, Japanese Cybercultures (Asia's Transformations), Routledge, February 2003. Page 171, citing Debito.org as an example of online activism.  ISBN 978-0415279185.

  64. Fujimoto, Etsuko, "Japanese-ness, Whiteness, and the 'Other' in Japan's Internationalization".   Essay from book Transforming Communication About Culture (2002), edited by Mary Jane Collier.  Sage Publications, Inc; 1st edition (December 15, 2001), ISBN-13: 978-0761924883.  Discussed briefly on Japan in Amber blog by Matt Dioguardi here.

  65. Picardi, Richard P, Skills of Workplace Communication: A Handbook for T&D Specialists and Their Organizations.  Quorum Books, September 2001.  Pp 29-30 cites Otaru Onsens Case and Ana Bortz Case, as part of New York Times November 15, 1999 article, as cases of battles against ethnocentrism in Japan.  ISBN 978-1567203622.


  1. "Japan:  Now open to foreign workers, but still just as racist?"  South China Morning Post, May 11, 2019.
  2. "Why is racism so big in Japan?" South China Morning Post, June 4, 2017.
  3. "Tackling signs in Japan that you're not welcome," on the power of new hate speech laws over exclusionary storefront signs. The Japan Times, June 4, 2017.

  4. "Recommended Reading". Dr. Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan, writing about book "Embedded Racism" in The Japan Times, December 19, 2015.

  5. "Top Japanese author Sono backs racial segregation saying it’s ‘impossible to live alongside foreigners’."  South China Morning Post, February 15, 2015.

  6. "Japanese ministry's child abduction pamphlet shows white father hitting child." Al Jazeera, September 18, 2014.

  7. "'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists."  South China Morning Post, September 16, 2014.

  8.  "Japão recebe críticas da ONU após onda de xenofobia nas ruas" (Japan receives criticism from the UN after wave of xenophobia in the streets). BBC Brasil, September 10, 2014.
  9. "Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan".  South China Morning Post, July 21, 2014.Debito's Handbook for
                        Newcomers, Migrants, Immigrants to Japan

  10. "'Japanese Only' banner at soccer stadium a microcosm of discrimination in Japan."  Asahi Shinbun, April 28, 2014

  11. In Japan, will haafu ever be considered whole?”, cited regarding how Japan's laws interfere with Japan's multiethnic future. The Diplomat.com, October 3, 2013.

  12. Japan: Alt und ausländerfeindlich.” (Japan: Old and Xenophobic) Quoted on how support for immigration would be political suicide. Die Zeit, December 16, 2012 (German). (Google Translate English version here)

  13. Japan held innocent foreigner for 15 years: Critics say legal system harsh to non-Japanese”. Quoted on the Govinda Mainali injustice case in the Washington Times, Monday, June 25, 2012.

  14. "FYI:  NATIONALITY:  Many angles to acquiring Japanese citizenship", by Masami Ito.  The Japan Times December 27, 2011.

  15. "Falling birthrate, rising life expectancy afflict Japan", by Monty DiPietro, on how Japan's government deliberately creates visa regimes that foster temporary revolving-door employment conditions for NJ workers.  China Daily/Asia Weekly July 1-7, 2011.

  16. "Mind the gap, get over it:  Japan Hands.  Charles Lewis asks three wise men from afar for their take on some of the issues that vex long-term foreign residents".  The Japan Times ZEIT GIST column, December 28, 2010.

  17. "Released, American father still faces uphill custody battle in Japan", CNNGo.com July 6, 2010.

  18. "Sambo racism row reignites over kids' play", by Matthew Chozick, citing Debito.org's parody of "Little Black Sambo"'s republication in Japan.  The Japan Times, April 13, 2010.

  19. Released, American father still faces uphill child custody battle in Japan”, by Takehiko Kambayashi, quoted on the Christopher Savoie Case.  Christian Science Monitor October 15, 2009.

  20. "McRacism in Japan?", by Jeff Wang, on the problematic McDonald's Japan "Mr James" burger campaign.  San Francisco Chronicle, September 2, 2009.

  21. "Not Everyone is Lovin' Japan's New McDonald's Mascot", by Coco Masters, on the problematic "Mr James" burger campaign.  TIME Magazine, August 24, 2009.

  22. "Foreigners fail to see joke over McDonald's dorky-white-guy ad", on the problematic "Mr James" burger campaign.  South China Morning Post, August 21, 2009.

  23. "'Sour Strawberries' spotlights plight of non-Japanese 'trainees'", by Tomoko Otake, on the documentary SOUR STRAWBERIES March 24, 2009 screening in Tokyo Takadanobaba, and the audience reactions.  "Where it's at" Column, The Japan Times, April 14, 2009.

  24. "An Obama for Japan:  Yes we can?", by Michael Hassett.  The Japan Times, Tuesday, November 5, 2008.

  25. "'Japanese Only' author to visit Bay Area", The Hokubei Mainichi News, August 22, 2008, E page 1.

  26. "Faculty, staff, union question decision to ax Extension program", regarding University of California Santa Cruz's decision to terminate our sister university's EFL language program.  Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 19, 2008.

  27. Book Review:  "Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants to Japan:  Guidebook aims to assist foreigners who are planning to settle in Japan."  Nikkei Voice July/August 2008 page 16.

  28. "Japan rails at Australian's tabloid trash", on the Mainichi Waiwai column's demise.  The Sydney Morning Herald, July 4, 2008.  I am quoted in support of former editor Ryann Connell.

  29. "Radical immigration plan under consideration", The Japan Times, Thursday, June 19, 2008.

  30. "Helping newcomers settle in Japan", Book Review of HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN in the Asian Bookshelf by Donald Richie, The Japan Times, April 20, 2008.

  31. "Those Scary Gaijin -- Japan is fingerprinting foreigners, and some residents are up in arms", Maclean's Magazine (Canada) March 17, 2008, page 34-5.

  32. "Japanese youth help compatriots embrace diversity", Christian Science Monitor, January 18, 2008.

  33. "Expatriates concerned by plans for Japanese language tests", ABC Radio Australia January 18, 2008.

  34. "The future of print: The newspaper business still has a few years left here." Citation within interview with Yukiko Ogasawara, Editor of the Japan Times, by Tony McNicol. Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan No.1 Shimbun December 3, 2007.

  35. "GRENZKONTROLLEN: Japans Furcht vor dem Fremden" (Border Controls:  Japan's fear of foreigners) by Christoph Neumann.  DER SPIEGEL November 26, 2007.  German original here.  English translation here.

  36. "Japan's 1984: Japanese authorities have introduced American-style immigration law.  Foreigners will have to be fingerprinted and photographed every time they enter the country--a law that some regard as Orwellian."  Broadcast by TV network France 24, interview on Japan's new Immigration laws requiring almost all foreigners to be fingerprinted, by Nathalie Tourret.  November 20, 2007, English version online here, French version online here.

  37. "Let's be fair, let Japanese win", regarding restrictions on Non-Japanese athletes in Japanese sports, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany), By Chie Matsumoto, October 4, 2007.

  38. JapanZine March 2007 issue: "Japan on the Web 2007": Debito.org included amongst the pick of the "most essential websites for people living in Japan", as a "a mine of information for social activists and Average Joe foreigners living in Japan. His step-by-step guide to handling random ID checks by the police is a time-worn classic."  De nada.

  39. "Japanese confront differences" By Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, Published March 9, 2007.

  40. "English school condemned for limiting teachers to blond hair, blue eyes". Japan Today/Kyodo News February 12, 2007.

  41. "JAPAN: Magazine's focus on crimes by foreigners sparks outrage; Graphic collage of foreigners' crimes touches on Japanese xenophobia, say rights groups".  South China Morning Post, Wednesday, February 7, 2007.  By Julian Ryall.  Asia Media link here, excerpt on Debito.org blog here.

  42. "Japan Store Withdraws 'Foreigner Crime File' Magazine", By Stuart Biggs and Kanoko Matsuyama.  Bloomberg, February 7, 2007.  Original link here, reproduced on Debito.org blog here.

  43. "You're not big, you're not clever" [re GAIJIN HANZAI Magazine] By Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times Online Weblog, February 4, 2007.

  44. "Magazine plays to Japanese xenophobia; Available in mainstream bookstores, magazine targets Iranians, Chinese, Koreans and US servicemen". Guardian Unlimited (UK) newspaper online, Friday February 2, 2007. By Justin McCurry in Tokyo.

  45. "Good Cop, Bored Cop", article on police targeting of foreigners on bikes.  By Max in the Dodesho column, FUKUOKA NOW Magazine, February 2007.

  46. Japan Times Letter to the Editor December 3, 2006, "As alike as they are different", regarding Gregory Clark's media bully-pulpiting hypocrisy.

  47. "Personality Profile:  Frances Fister-Stoga and Linguapax Asia 2006",  Japan Times, Sept 30, 2006, including details on October 7 2006 speech listed under Speeches section below.

  48. "The New Face of Japan--Foreigners are not only coming--They're staying", on naturalization and Japan's future, in Newsweek Japan, issue dated September 11, 2006 (blogged text also available here).

  49. "UN Envoy Urges Japan to Adopt Anti-Discrimination Legislation", the CERD Committee's Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene's follow-up visit to Japan, by Steven Herman.  Voice of America, May 18, 2006.

  50. "Net boards venue for faceless rightists" (regarding the 2006 2-Channel lawsuit), by Eric Johnston.  Japan Times article, March 14, 2006.

  51. "Looking for the Law in Online Japan's Wild West", by Tim Hornyak.  Japan Media Review, February 16, 2006.

  52. "On the Road to Apartheid?  Japan and the Steve McGowan Case", by Eric Johnston.  Japan Focus article, February 4, 2006.

  53. "Man loses racial discrimination suit against shop", Japan Times, January 31, 2006.

  54. Articles related to Iwamizawa Court victory for defamation of character lawsuit against BBS "2-Channel", Friday and Saturday, January 20-21, 2006.

  55. "ARUDOU DEBITO:  ANGELIC ACTIVIST OR DEVILISH DEMONSTRATOR?"  Review of book JAPANESE ONLY in Japanzine, issue dated December 2005, page 11.

  56. "Human Rights NGOs and the Media:  Allies or Adversaries?", by Tony McNicol. University of Southern California's online magazine "Japan Media Review", December 2, 2005.

  57. " JAPAN SEES BEGINNING OF CHANGE." Tony McNicol talks to "Dogs and Demons" author Alex Kerr, who cites activism internalizing domestic debate regarding foreignness. Japan Times Community Page October 25, 2005.

  58. "City off hook over bathhouse barring of foreigners", on Japan Supreme Court Decision refusing to hear the Otaru Onsens Case, Japan Times, April 8, 2005.

  59. "BATHHOUSE PUSHES A FOREIGNER INTO THE DOGHOUSE" Book Review of "JAPANESE ONLY" by Jeff Kingston, Japan Times newspaper, January 30, 2005.

  60. "THE WATER'S FINE, BUT DON'T COME IN", Book Review of "JAPANESE ONLY" by Tom Baker, Daily Yomiuri newspaper, January 16, 2005.

  61. Yomiuri Shinbun Editorial, "Time to end discrimination against foreigners", Daily Yomiuri, December 14, 2004.

  62. "Japanese Only--Debito Arudou is battling racism in Japan one court at a time". JAPAN CLOSE-UP, October 2004, page 38-9.

  63. ARTICLES ON THE OTARU ONSENS LAWSUIT SAPPORO HIGH COURT DECISION OF SEPT 16, 2004 Japan Times/Kyodo, Mainichi Daily, AP/Yahoo News, 道 新前日・当日社 説毎 日前日・当日、朝日・読 売産 経 等, and a BBC World Service Radio broadcast Sept 19, 2004, downloadable as mp3 file (3 minutes 25 seconds)

  64. "THE LOCAL STORY Hot Onsen Mean Hot Lawsuit in Otaru", LET'S GO JAPAN (2004 Edition), pp 696-7, with Olaf Karthaus.

  65. Japan Times, "Never in Japan, can kin 'return' here" (May 20, 2004), on the efficacy of using the word "kikoku" (repatriation) to describe the arrival in Japan of children of Japanese abductees to North Korea.

  66. International Herald Tribune (April 23, 2004), New York Times (May 12, 2004) on discrimination in Wakkanai and Monbetsu, Japan: "Unwelcome Mat: Bars in a Japanese port keep Russians outside".

  67. Al-Jazeera on "Keeping foreigners out of Japan", 12 April 2004.

  68. The Japan Times, March 25, 2004, "DOWNSIDE OF BEING FOREIGN: Discrimination's blatant signs, not roots, easy target."

  69. The Washington Post, Style Section, July 4, 2003, Front Page, entitled "IN JAPAN, US EXPAT FIGHTS THE YANKEE WAY"

  70. Chicago Tribune May 8, 2003: "CRUSADER-CITIZEN TAKES ON JAPAN"

  71. Nihongo Journal Feb 2003, on the Otaru Onsen Lawsuit: "Banning Foreigners from Baths is Discrimination".

  72. International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shinbun, Nov 23-24, 2002, pg 33: "Crusader of Sapporo shrugs off threats in defiant push for change: Fresh from one legal assault against discrimination, Debito Arudou is ready for more."

  73. Otaru Lawsuit Decision of Nov 11, 2002--Citations in IHT/Asahi (JPN), Japan Times (JPN), The Daily Yomiuri (JPN), CNN (US), Mainichi Daily News (JPN), BBC (UK), South China Morning Post (HK), The Guardian (UK), The Los Angeles Times (US), The Age (Australia), The Independent (UK), The New York Times (US), The National Post (Canada), and The BBC again (with radio interview sound file)

  74. The Daily Yomiuri on "A New Breed of Naturalized Citizens" (Sept 6, 2002, pages one and seven)

  75. Citation in Shishin, Alex: "The Problems of Xenophobia and the Teaching of English in Japanese" (July 2002), Erfurt Electronic Studies in English Journal Website, Germany

  76. The Kanji Clinic Website on the Hows and Whys of Learning How to Read and Write Japanese.

  77. The Observer (UK) on both the World Cup exclusions and the Otaru Onsen Case (June 9, 2002)

  78. New York Times, commenting on Sapporo as World Cup 2002 Host City. (June 6, 2002)

  79. International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shinbun, commenting on Sapporo as World Cup 2002 Host City. (June 6, 2002)

  80. Japan Times, April 22, 2002, page 11, "Calm after Otaru Onsen Storm--Public forum finds birthplace no bar to a bath" (a chat with elderly onsen bathers about their feelings about foreigners--an event which almost ended in disaster)

  81. Media Updates (a compendium of articles, English and Japanese) for March 28, 2001, April 13, 2001, May 14, 2001, June 28, 2001, July 5, 2001, July 19, 2001, August 20, 2001, February 15, 2002

  82. Daily Yomiuri, "Official invisibility diminishes foreign spouses' status", on the Residency Certificate (juuminhyou) Problem, Feb 28, 2002.

  83. Daily Yomiuri full-pager on Onsen Problem, Saturday Scene, May 5, 2001. (English)

  84. Hokkaido Shinbun May 4, 2001, on trip to Wakkanai to investigate discriminatory establishments (Japanese). More details on the trip here.

  85. Hokkaido Shinbun and Mainichi Shinbun (both Sorachi-area versions) on people power in my hometown Nanporo, trying to increase popular participation in local government through town meetings with the mayor and assemblypeople. Articles in Japanese dated April 14, April 22 (Doshin, Mainichi), and May 9, 2001. Background in English here.

  86. Japan Times, two articles on naturalization dated April 20, 2001 ("Foreigners face hard slog to Japanese citizenship"), and while I'm at it: April 21, 2001 ("Koreans weigh merits of gaining Japanese citizenship") (English)

  87. Doshin Today monthly magazine, April 2001, page 50-51, features Arudou's views on the Feb 2001 TBS show "Koko Ga Hen" in an article entitled "After the Bashfest--Arudou's Point of View" (fukuro tataki in atta, arudou debito san no iibun). Bonus advertisement for the magazine featuring Arudou's angry-looking mug with the other talking heads--right next to PM Mori. (Japanese jpegs)

  88. HBC TV, Mar 27, 2001, 1:55-2:55 AM, does hourlong documentary on Lawsuit and Onsens Issue, similar in tone to the belowmentioned Mar 26 radio program.

  89. Various Sources, Mar 27, 2001. Court Hearing hits newspaper morning editions: Hokkaido Shinbun, Mainichi, Asahi, and Yomiuri (all Japanese)

  90. HBC Radio, Mar 26, 2001, 8:30-9:00 PM, has thirty-minute program entitled "Japanese Only", showing how the issue is fermenting. Soundbites from many sides, including eldsters saying they don't want to bathe with foreigners because they stink and spread disease. To listen to the radio program in Japanese in .ra format, please click here.

  91. Hokkaido Shinbun, Mar 3, 2001, has two articles, one a morning-edition front-page mini-editorial concerning the Feb 28 show, decrying the stupidity of refusing people by appearance, and the other an evening report on page six covering the Japan discrimination report to the UN, noting that the Japanese government admits that "discrimination occurs in everyday life for foreigners" (Japanese jpgs)

  92. The popular TBS TV show, "Koko ga Hen da yo, Nihonjin" ("Hey Japanese, This is Strange"), Feb 28, 2001, features all three plaintiffs as guests getting asked hardball questions by the foreign and Japanese panelists. Both Defendants, Yunohana and the City of Otaru, refuse to attend. (See transcript and stills from the program: part one, part two, in English and Japanese)

  93. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, Feb 25, 2001, page 2, fills a half a page in their Sunday Edition with photos of the "Japanese Only" signs and round up of the issues. (English)

  94. Japan Times, Feb 21, 2001, page 3, "Otaru racism controversy lingers on", a huge article with photo on the issue, the lawsuit, and its reprocussions. (English)

  95. Japanese Weekly Pureiboi (not Hefner's "Playboy"), Feb 21, 2001, gives two pages on issue, entitled "The brouhaha over Otaru's baths and the long road to Japan's internationalization", saying "Isn't it time that Japan thinks seriously about how to mix with other cultures?" (Japanese jpeg page one, page two)

  96. California-published Japanese newspaper "Rafu Shinpou", Feb mid-month, 2001, runs article on Arudou Debito, using material from Mainichi Shinbun's "Hito" article of Feb 11, below. (Japanese)

  97. Asahi Evening News, Feb 17, 2001, page 2, "Bathhouse suit plaintiff targeted by hate mail", describes the reactions and reports on the death threat against Arudou Debito's children. (English)

  98. Weekly Shuukan Bunshun, Feb 15, 2001, page 36-7 prints favorable article with Plaintiff Arudou Debito and Lawyer Itou Hideko, entitled "The truthful side of a naturalized American, who sued a bathhouse excluding foreigners" ("gaikokujin okotowari" no yokujou o uttaeta kika beikokujin no mottomo na iibun). (Japanese)

  99. Mainichi Shinbun, Feb 11, 2001, page two does a personal feature on Arudou Debito, entitled"Making a society without racial discrimination for Japan's future" (Shourai no nihon no tame ni jinshu sabetsu naki shakai o) (Japanese)

  100. The Economist (London) Feb 10, 2001, features Arudou Debito on page 32, exposing the ridiculousness of Yunohana's four conditions for entry for foreigners only, especially when applied to a Caucasian Japanese citizen. (Click on the article's cartoon at right to see the whole article in English.)

  101. Various sources: Feb 1-3, 2001: Submission and acceptance of Plaintiffs lawsuit documents at Sapporo District Court, Feb 1, 2:30 PM. The following 3PM press conference gets coverage from all Hokkaido TV networks (NHK, HBC, UHB, HTB, and TVH) in evening broadcasts, as well as TV Asahi, BBC, and others we didn't catch. On the following days, the print media publish their articles (Hokkaido Shinbun page one, page two, Asahi and its Evening News, Yomiuri (article one, article two) and its Daily Yomiuri, Mainichi and its Daily News, Jiji, Kyodo, Reuters, Japan Times, NY Times, and more).

  102. Mainichi Shinbun, Jan 31, 2001, Arudou Debito appears in article (page 5) for giving a speech at Jan 30 Justice Ministry Division of Human Rights Deliberation Council meeting. Headline: "Japan is only [OECD] country without law against racial discrimination." (jinshu sabetsu teppaihou ga nai no wa nihon dake). (Text of Arudou's handout to conference in Japanese here)

  103. Hokkaido Shinbun, Jan 16, 2001, Plaintiffs Karthaus, Sutherland, and Arudou's intent to bring a lawsuit against Yunohana Onsen leaked to the press, appearing first in Doshin Choukan page one and page 28, (Japanese jpegs, English translation of both articles here).

  104. Asahi Shinbun Jan 1, 2001, page 2 mentions Arudou Debito being refused at Yunohana Onsen despite being a Japanese citizen, as part of a series of articles predicting Japan's growing pains in the upcoming century. (Japanese, with English translation text here)

  105. New York Times, Nov 29, 2000 "Turning Japanese--It Takes More than a Passport", on Dave Aldwinckle (now Arudou Debito) taking out Japanese citizenship and the aftermath.

  106. Hokkaido Shinbun Nov 6, 2000, "Nihonjin de mo Nyuujou Kyohi", talking about an unnamed American turned Japanese (guess who) getting refused at Yunohana for being a foreigner despite no longer being foreign. (Japanese jpeg)

  107. Hokkaido Shinbun, Oct 27, 2000, on Otaru Onsens, "Mondai Nebukaku, Fukaku Kaiketsu Saku Miezu" (Japanese page one, page two, English translation)

  108. Hokkaido Shinbun, May 7, 2000, page 3 (page one, page two), "Gaikokujin Nyuuyoku Kyohi, Kaiketsu Saku wa?" Debate between Otaru-shi Kokusai Kouryuu Tantou Takeuchi Kazuho and myself.

  109. Asahi Evening News, April 11, 2000, front page, "Onsen Ban Highlights Discrimination"

  110. Ainu Times, "Japanese Only", March 20, 2000 (Ainu and Japanese jpeg cover here)

  111. USA Today, "Japan's foreigners fight back against widespread bias; They say they're denied access to loans, baths, bars", referring to the Steven Herman vs Asahi Bank House Loan Lawsuit, March 8, 2000, Page 24A.

  112. Hokkaido Shinbun, Otaru Doshin, February 26 and 27, 2000, (page one A, page one B, page two), "Zadankai, Gaikokujin Nyuuyoku Kyohi o Kangaeru", two-part article with a debate between an onsen owner, a city official, and me on what is to be done about the Onsens problem.

  113. Hokkaido Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Press Conference announcing the anti-discrimination jourei submission to the Otaru city government

  114. Mainichi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same

  115. Asahi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same

  116. Yomiuri Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same

  117. New York Times article, November 15, 1999, front page, on discrimination in Japan.

  118. Mainichi Daily News, Peter Hadfield Column, October 3, 1999.

  119. Asahi Evening News article, October 3, 1999, on the formation of The Community

  120. Washington Times article, September 18, 1998, on the Azuma-mura (Tokyo) "Japanese Only" public pool and the current status of discrimination in Japan.

  121. Daily Yomiuri article, December 25, 1996, on News Station's Kume Hiroshi's blithe anti-foreigner gaffe.


  1. 外務省作成の「ハーグ条約」小冊子は人種差 別人権活動家が指摘」Huffington Post Japan, 2014年09月17日.

  2. 「ジャパニーズオン リー」店にも 貼り紙に傷つく外国人 朝日新聞 2014年4月28日

  3. 「民間および準公共施設における人種・国籍を理由に した入場拒否について」MーネットMigrants雑誌129号 (移住連出版)2010年5月版、「外 国籍者、民族的マイノリティ、難民の権利に関するNGOレポート~人種差別撤廃委員会(CERD)第76会期に 向けたカウンターレポート」のなか

  4. 『白人』への偏見を助長  マックCMに抗議の声」週刊金曜日 2009年10月2日
    「外国人お ことわり?」市民とNPOのひろば、長 野市民新聞2008年10月7日 pg 14

  5. 後絶たぬ『外 国人お断り」朝日 新聞2008年10月5日(朝)pg 3

  6. 日 本の国際化テーマに、北上有道さん、が講演」岩手日日新聞2008年9月17日pg 1

  7. 千 曲市で外国人差別など講演・米国 出身の准教授」中 日新聞2008年3月23日(朝)pg20

  8. 英 会話講師求人ポスター:「差別助長」指摘で撤去−−甲府/山梨」毎日新聞 2007年214

  9. 教 師「金髪、碧眼が条件」 英会話学校が求人ポスター」 共同通信2007年2月12日

  10. 求 人広告に「条件」、甲府の英会話学校」 TBS テレビ (2007212日)

  11. ch  ひろゆ きが「オイラは閉鎖しない」と言い放した自信」サンデー毎日 2007年2月4日

  12. 2 ちゃんね るについて 有道 出人とのインタビューが放送、2007年1月16日23:05より、NTV「ニュースゼ ロ」で。you tubeでご覧下 さい

  13. ネッ ト君臨:第1部・失われていくもの/1(その2)『エサ』総がかりで暴露」(BBS2ちゃん ねるの誹謗敗 訴などの件について)、毎日新聞特集2007年1月1日付 記載。

  14. 移 民国家 ニッポン 出 稼ぎではなく「永住」へ外国人が日本を変える」ニュースウィークジャパ ン2006年9月13日

  15. ネッ ト掲示板で人権侵害 名誉 棄損の司法救済に不備 2ちゃんねるに勝訴の有道さん指摘」市民・ メディア2006年5月12日121号

  16. 名誉毀損の根拠で訴えたBBS2ちゃんねる 訴訟、原告有 道 出人の勝訴に関連する記事 2006/01/21 (毎日、共 同、道新、読売、日経、産経など)

  17. 被 告の小樽 市、勝訴確定 入浴拒否訴訟 有道さんの上告棄却 北海道新聞 2005/04/08

  18. 『求 ム金髪 白人』人種偏見あおる、批判受け企画中止−HTB映像」北海道新聞朝刊 2004/12/18 pg 32

  19. 小樽温泉人種差別訴訟高裁判決(2004年9月16 日)関連記事 Japan Times/Kyodo, Mainichi Daily, AP/Yahoo News, 道 新前日・当日社 説毎 日前日・当日、朝日・読 売産 経 等, and a BBC World Service Radio broadcast Sept 19, 2004, downloadable as mp3 file (3 minutes 25 seconds)

  20. 2004 年参院選・この声届きますか。人種 差別 肌で感じる『異質』排除」(カートハウス氏と私の札 幌市議会にて人種差別撤廃条例制定『ロビー運動』について、北海道新聞 2004年6月27日付朝刊)

  21. 外 国人の人権守ろう 『基本法』制定へフォーラム準備」北海道新聞2004年1月17日

  22. 外 国人お断りはダメです  門前払いよりルール マスター納得 はり紙消える」(秋田さきがけ新 聞 2003年12月7日

  23. 住民 票 アニメに交付、外国人には?朝日新聞「私の視点」コラム2003 年11月8日(朝刊 pg21

  24. 『外 国人お断り』の入浴 施設問題 外国人船員受け入れて 拒否訴訟の大学高師訴え」北海道新聞オ ホーツク海版2003年11月17日(朝)

  25. 「よそ者お断り」(「朝日新 聞(6月2日付)に『外国人お断り・人種差別撤廃へ』 という奇稿があった。小樽の銭湯で入浴を拒否され『人種差別だ』と訴え300 万円せしめた帰化米国人が著者だ。」週間新潮2003年8月7日号、変見自在コラム 高山正之 帝京大学 教授 著

  26. 共同通信:「国 際化の 現実を受け入れて」入浴拒否され係争中 有道 出人 日本社会のおかしさ(信濃毎日新 聞2003年6月13日夕刊)(この共同通信の 記事は信濃毎日新聞、福島民友、岐阜新聞、東奥日報、中國新聞、日本海新聞、山形新聞、崎日日新聞、長崎新聞などに記載されました)(jpg)

  27. 『外国 人お断り』人種差別撤廃へ法整備を」 (SARSによるホテル の恐怖感と一律外国人客お断りの方針)朝 日新聞「私の視点」コラム2003年6月2日(朝刊、pg14(jpg)

  28. 小泉首 相、国民を無視せず」 朝日新聞 道内版 2003年4月6日 朝刊 27ページ (jpg)

  29. 増 え続ける人種差別訴 訟ーー何が問われるのか」。社団法人自由人権協会(JCLU)主催の3月 例会レポート、人権新聞第341号、2003年3月28日、 2ページ (jpg)

  30. 在 日外国人はタマちゃん以下?」ニュースウィークジャパン、2003年3月5日、13ページ (jpg)

  31. 差 別国家ニッポン」ニュースウィークジャパン、2003年2月26日、48~53ページ (jpg)

  32. タマーちゃん住民化のお 祝サイトへリンク"Celebrating Sealion 'Tama-chan's' newfound residency status"--though taxpaying foreigners cannot get juuminhyou (residency certificates) themselves. Information site by Coordinator Dave Gutteridge on our public celebration (dressing up like sealions and asking for a juuminhyou, Feb 22, 2003), a formal request for registration changes at Yokohama Nishi Ward (Feb 24, 2003), and the copious media coverage at

  33. http://www.debito.org/TheCommunity/tamachanmoreinfo.html

  34. 日 本語ジャーナル2003 年2月号:「外国人に対する入浴拒否は差別」

  35. 「我是一個很会葱事的人ーー記日籍美國人有道初人」中文導報(在日中国人の新 聞)2002年 11月7日 5ページ(中国語)

  36. 小樽温泉訴訟判決(2002年11月11日)日本と 外国の新聞の報道はこ こです朝 日新聞判 決要旨全 国の社説 など)(北 海道新聞社 説判 決骨子 など)(毎 日新聞判 決要旨 など)(読 売新聞解 説 など)

  37. 「メ ンバーズ・オンリー」W 杯の間、札幌 すすきのにて外国人を排斥する看板について)北海道新聞2002年6月11日(夕)

  38. 北 海道新聞4月19日朝刊: 「外国人と混浴はどう? 米国出身の有道さん 入浴拒否された施設で討論会」2002年4月18日:の温泉オスパ 「フォーラム」について(Japan Times 英字記事も含 む)

  39. 外 国人だがら悪いの?」共同通信、全国の新聞に載った記事、例えば熊本日日新聞2002年1月 21日(フォート付き)

  1. Burakumin Liberation League Shinbun articles (Japanese): 部落解放同盟経由出版

  2. Lots of other 2000 appearances and quotes at http://www.debito.org/otarulawsuit.html and within articles above.

  3. Hokkaido Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Press Conference announcing the anti-discrimination jourei submission to the Otaru city government.

  4. Mainichi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same

  5. Asahi Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same

  6. Yomiuri Shinbun, January 14, 2000, on the same

  7. NHK January 13, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Otaru Press Conference, Prism program, 6:14-6:19 pm (English translation of the teletext here)

  8. HBC January 13, 2000, on Issho Kikaku BENCI's Otaru Press Conference

  9. HBC January 12, 2000, on the Otaru onsens problem.

  10. Hokkaido Shinbun, November 18, 1999, on Otaru Onsens Discrimination.

  11. UHB TV segment, October 25, 1999, on Otaru Onsens Discrimination.

  12. Hokkaido Shinbun, September 21, 1999, on Otaru Onsens Discrimination

  13. Asahi Shinbun "Happii Ebetsu" Promo (May 1999) writeup on my "Cultural Sensitivity Workshops" (jpeg here) (writeup in English here) (writeup in Japanese here)

  14. Hokkaido Information University Info Pamphlet, November 1998, describing what kind of a teacher I am (jpeg page one here, page two here)

  15. Appearance as panelist on "Tenshiru Chishiru Hokkaido" TV program, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corporation, March 1997, on US and Japan's airline industry (full writeup in English here)

  16. Hokkaido Shinbun Letter to the Editor, January 15, 1995, angry about the Japanese government's ineptitude with Kobe disaster relief. (jpeg here)

  17. Hokkaido Shinbun article, March 14, 1995, on my volunteer efforts down in Kobe. (jpeg here) (writeup in English here)

  18. Hokkaido Shinbun appearance for winning the lottery, June 2, 1994, pg 6 (jpeg and writeup in English here)

  19. Hokkaido Shinbun writeup (August 30, 1993) on bullying in a Japanese company and the book manuscript that I wrote about it (jpeg here).

  20. Hokkaido Shinbun Letter to the Editor (April 1992) and subsequent article on silly manga which unfairly makes fun of foreigners (jpeg here).


  1. November 26, 2016, “Embedded Racism in Japan.” Speech to local group of Nikkei Hawaiians, Honolulu.
  2. April 3, 2015, "Skin color stigmata in 'homogeneous' Japanese society." Global Perspectives on Colorism Conference, Washington University at St. Louis, School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  3. November 6, 2014, "Japan's Visible Minorities:  Appearance and Prejudice in Japanese Society", Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
  4. September 24, 2013, "What is Racism?"  Presentation for Amnesty International Tokyo (AITEN), Tokyo, Japan.
  5. "Treatment of Japan's International Residents--Problems and Solutions for a 21st-Century Japan" (「『国際住民』に対して、21世紀の日本社会の改 善点、あるべき姿とは」)Basic speech handout I usually distribute (and occasionally update) outlining the issues facing an internationalizing Japan. Available in English here and 日本語 here.  Elemental powerpoint presentation on racial discrimination in Japan in English here, in 日本語 here.

  6. Sat November 24, 2012, “Managing the apparent contradictions: A Japanese foreigner in Japan.” Speech to local group of Nikkei Hawaiians, Honolulu.

  7. Tues April 24, 2012, “Japan's revolving-door visa regimes.” Lecture to Dr. Yuma Totani's Japanese Studies class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

  8. Mon April 23, 2012, “The legal underpinnings of racism in Japan.” Speech to Dr. Mark Levin's Japanese Law and Society class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

  9. Thurs April 5, 2012, “How to live a stable life in Japan.” Lecture to Gay Satsuma's Japanese Studies class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

  10. March 21, 2012, “Towards a methodology for understanding racism in Japan.” Presentation to Asia Study Group, Sociology Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

  11. Weds Tues March 20, 2012, “The 'Flyjin' Myth.” Speech to Dr. Lonny Carlyle's Asian Studies class, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

  12. Fri January 7, 2011, 講演「情報化社会と人権問題 について」。第48回 北海道高等学校教育研究大会 主催。研究主題:「未来を担う人を育む北 海道高等学校の創造」。

  13. Mon December 6, 2010, "The Otaru Onsens Case, 10 Years on".  Otaru University of Commerce, English Lecture Series #3, 4:30-7:30 PM.  See it on YouTube from here.  Sponsored by Dr. Shawn Clankie.

  14. Sat December 4, 2010, "Propaganda in Japan's Media:  Manufacturing consent for national goals at the expense of NJ Residents".  Peace as a Global Language Conference 2010, International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  15. Thurs December 2, 2010, "Liberal Democracy and the Japanese Judiciary System:  Is Japan's judiciary system befitting a modern democracy?"  Speech with Chris Pitts of Amesty International Tokyo, sponsored by the Sophia Political Society, 5:30-7:30 PM, Sophia University.

  16. Sun October 10, 2010, "Book publishing in Japan: Tales from a publishing insider." Japan Writers Conference, Nihon University.

  17. Sat May 15, 2010, 講演会「お隣 に外国人が来たら」 岐阜県可児市多文化共生センター主催。Powerpoint here.  ポッドキャストとして講演のノーカット録音は こちらです

  18. Mon March 29, 2010, 「日本移民国 家のあるべき姿」。(社)移民政策研究所(JIPI) NGO日本永住帰化 移民住民協会 (FRANCA)主催。東京都 港区勤労福祉会館 第一集会室。Powerpoint in Japanese here, and photos from the event here.

  19. Sat March 27, 2010, FRANCA Tokyo meeting, "Why Japan needs immigration".  6-9PM, International House of Japan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.  Powerpoint here.

  20. Thurs March 25, 2010, "The Otaru Onsens Case and Japan's future", annual speech to Shiga University's exchange students, Shiga University.

  21. Tues March 23, 2010, "Statements to Mr Bustamante, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, regarding Racial Discrimination in Japan", as Chairman of NGO FRANCA.  Tokyo, Diet Upper House meeting room.  Full text here.

  22. Sun March 21, 2010, FRANCA Sendai meeting, "Why Japan needs immigration", AER Building El Solar 28F, 1:30-4:30PM.  Powerpoint here.

  23. Fri November 27, 2009, 2:45-4:15 PM, "Japan's Multicultural Future".  Guest lecture to Hokkaido University's International Student Center, sponsored by Peter Firkola.  Powerpoint here.

  24. Thurs November 5, 2009 1PM.  札幌学院大学 法学部公開講座リレー講義「人 権・共生・人間の尊重 あらためてその理念と現実を考える」第7回「法の下の平等と在住外国 人」。札幌学院大学D202教室にて。Powerpoint here.

  25. Sat October 17, 2009 4PM.  Japan Writer's Conference, Doshisha Women's University, Kyoto.  Speaking on "How to Write Essays Quickly, Concisely, and with Panache".

  26. Sat September 12, 2009, 3-6PM for group "Drinking Liberally" at The Hub bar in Hiyoshi, Yokohama, screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.

  27. Fri September 11, 2009, 7PM, Second Harvest Japan screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.

  28. Thurs September 10, 2009, 7:00 pm, The Pink Cow restaurant Shibuya, Tokyo, for Amnesty International AITEN, screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.

  29. Mon September 7 to Wednesday September 9, 2009, Nagoya University, 3-day intensive course on Media Professionalism and Responsibility (メディアプロ フェッショナル論特殊研究Ⅲ)

  30. Sun August 30, 2009, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Okayama International Center screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES.

  31. Sun June 14, 2009, Tokyo screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES for the Linguapax Asia group, Tokyo University Komaba Campus.

  32. Thurs April 23 2009, 7PM, Sapporo screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES for the Hokkaido International Business Association (HIBA), L-Plaza, just off of Sapporo Station's North Exit, 3F Kougei Shitsu.

  33. Tues March 31 2009, 2PM, Kumamoto screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Kumamoto Gakuen Daigaku, Bldg 14, Rm 1411.

  34. Sat March 28 2009, screenings of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES in Japanese (1:30PM) then English (3:30PM), Sankaku A Bldg 2F, Omotecho, Okayama. Sponsored by FRANCA and Okayama JALT.

  35. Thurs March 26 2009, 7:30PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at the Blarney Stone, Osaka, sponsored by Osaka JALT, Osaka Amnesty International, and Democrats Abroad Japan.

  36. Thurs March 26 2009, 1PM to 3PM, Shiga University, screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES as part of annual guest lecturer at their Japanese popular culture course for exchange students.

  37. Weds March 25 2009, 6PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Nagoya University. 当日のスケ ジュール
1800~ 映画の上 映「サワー・ストロベリーズ ~知られざる日本の外国人労働者~」
1900~ 有道先生 を司会として質疑応答・懇談
2000 終了予定◎ 会場 ◎ 名古屋大学職員組合事務局会議室。 名古屋大学内工学部二号館北館332号室

  38. Tues March 24 2009, 7:30 PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Takadanobaba Ben's Cafe, for Amnesty International Tokyo AITEN group.

  39. Mon March 23 2009, 7PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at NUGW Shinbashi.

  40. Sun March 22, 2009, evening screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES in Tsukuba, sponsored by Tsukuba Assemblyman Jon Heese.

  41. Sat March 21 2009, 5PM screening of documentary SOUR STRAWBERRIES at Second Harvest Japan, near Akihabara.

  42. Mon Dec 1, 2008, Iwate Prefectural University, 2:40-4:10PM, Kyoutsuu Kyougi Tou Classroom 101, "What is Internationalization in 21st Century Japan?"

  43. Sun Nov 30, 2008, Iwate JALT, 2:40 TO 4:10 PM, "An Afternoon with Arudou Debito", Aiina, the Iwate prefectural public building near Morioka Station.

  44. Fri Nov 28, 2008, Iwate University, Speech 2:45 -3:45PM, 「『日本人』とは何だろう - アメリカ系日本人 から見た過去・現在・未来」 , also 

  45. 6:20 to 7:50 PM, "What is Internationalization in 21st Century Japan?", Iwate University.

  46. Sun Nov 2, 2008, 9:15 AM to 10:55 AM, JALT PALE Keynote Speaker at JALT Tokyo AGM:  "PALE:  What's Up, and What's Next?"  Powerpoint presentation here.

  47. Sun Oct 26, 2008, Linguapax Asia 2008, Tokyo Komaba Campus:  "Language and Propaganda in Japanese media", slot between 11:20 and 1PM.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  48. Sat Sept 27, 2008, 11-11:50 AM. "NJ:  From Visitor to Resident"  Peace as a Global Language Conference VII, Seisen University, Tokyo.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  49. Sept 15, 2008, 2PM-4PM, Speech in Japanese, 21世紀の日本の 国際化とは?」 Kitakami, Iwate Pref. Shougai Gakushuu Center 3F (岩手日日新聞一面の記事 はここです

  50. Sun Sept 14, 2008, Speech for Sendai Forming NGO FRANCA, 2PM-4PM, at: Sendai Chuo Shimin Centre Kaigi Shitsu

  51. Sat Sept 13, 2008, 1:30-4:30PM, Workshop on Racial Discrimination for N2C2 group in Nagano in Japanese.

  52. Mon Sept 8 to Weds Sept 10: Nagoya University Intensive Summer Course on Media Professionality 名 古屋 大学主宰 メディアプロフェッショナル論特殊研究Ⅲ 担当:有道 出人(あるどう でび と)(北海道情報大学 准教授)集中講義 9/8234時限、9/9(火):234時限、9/10(水)

  53. Sat Sept 6, 2008, 6PM Speech for Osaka Forming NGO FRANCA, at Osaka OCAT Building When: Saturday, September 6th, 6 PM.

  54. Thurs Sept 4, 2008, 7PM, Lecture on "The Japanese Legal System--Cognitive Dissonances to Consider", for Kansai Attorneys Registered Abroad, Osaka.

  55. Mon Sept 1, 7PM-9PM, Speech for JALT Hamamatsu, Shizuoka: Writeup: Hamamatsu- An evening with Debito: One of the leading human rights activists in Japan and co-author of the "Handbook for newcomers, migrants, and immigrants, to Japan" will present on various human rights issues relative to language teachers, working professionals, and members of the community. Following the presentation there will be an informal opportunity to discuss your burning issues with Debito one-to-one. Mon 1 September 19:00 - 21:00; Presentation at Hamamatsu, Machizukuri Center.

  56. Weds Aug 27, 2008, Noon, University of California Berkeley, Center for Japanese Studies

  57. Mon Aug 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM, speech in Mountain View, CA for Japan Exchange Society

  58. Sat Aug 23, 4PM-7PM, speech in the Bay Area, CA for local human rights group. Writeup: Japan-Pacific Resource Network (JPRN) and Trans-Pacific Research & Action Institute for the Hisabetsu Nikkei (TRAI) - US present, with Masataka Okamoto, Ph.D.: A speech presentation by Debito Arudou, who took Japanese businesses' "Japanese Only/No Foreigners Allowed" practices to court (The Otaru Onsen Lawsuit), and garnered international attention and support for confronting Japan's xenophobia. Followed by a light reception. Four Corners Room, University Village Community Center, 1123 Jackson Street, Albany CA 94706 

  59. 「北海道ニセコ高台メドーズの有機栽培とアグリビジ ネスで日本の田舎の活性化」2008年7月6日、午前11時~午後3:30ま での記者会見と発言(Alex Kerr, 本間泰則, Bruce Gutlove 発言、有道  出人司会)。Powerpoint presentation here.  本間さんのPowerpoint presentation here.

  60. 記者会見:「『外人狩り』反テロ措置は遺憾、道警察 への抗議文」。2008年6月25日、午後11:45~午後12:15、北海 道庁記者クラブにて。詳しくは日本語ペー ジand English Page.

  61. G8サミット!?SAPPOROよ、颯爽と国 際都市に~在日外国人が斬る札幌の国際化」2008年6月20日午後6:30ー 9PM、札幌市かで る2.7にて。主催:女 性メディア・ネットワーク札幌 Powerpoint presentation here

  62. "What is a Japanese?  Perspectives from a Naturalized Japanese".  Thurs April 24, 2008, 4:30-6:30PM, Miyazaki International College, Miyazaki, Kyushu.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  63. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Tues April 22, 2008, 7PM-8:30PM, Speech for the Hokkaido Business Association (HIBA), L-Plaza, Sapporo, Powerpoint presentation here.

  64. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Tues April 1, 2008, 6PM-8:30PM, Speech in Fukuoka, Fukuoka General Union, Biotope NPO Office, Komori Bldg near Hakata Station.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  65. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sun March 30, 2008, 2PM-4PM, Speech for JALT Okayama, Sankaku A Bldg 2F near Omotecho, Okayama.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  66. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 29, 2008, 6PM to 8:30PM, Speech for JALT Osaka, Osaka Ekimae Dai-2 Building's Lifelong Learning Center 6F.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  67. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 29, 2008, 1PM-3PM, Speech for JALT Wakayama, Wakayama Int'l Exchange Assoc, Wakayama "Big Ai" Bldg 8F.     Powerpoint presentation here.

  68. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Fri March 28, 2008 Speech for JALT Kobe 5PM-7PM, Kobe International House (Kokusai Kaikan), Chuo-ku, Kobe.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  69. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Thurs March 27, 2008, 1PM to 4PM, Speech at Shiga University on racial discrimination in Japan.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  70. Tues March 25, 2008, 7PM FRANCA Speech Osaka Shiritsu Shimin Gakushuu Center 4F.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  71. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sun March 23, 2008 6:30 PM Good Day Books Tokyo Ebisu.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  72. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 22, 2008 10:30AM-Noon with Debito, Kamesei Ryokan, Nagano, Sponsored by 千曲(ちくま)市国際交流協会.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  73. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Fri March 21, 2008, 7PM, An evening with Debito, Kamesei Ryokan, NaganoSee Kamesei Blog announcement here.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  74. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Weds March 19, 2008, 7PM-9PM Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) Meeting at Ben's Cafe, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  75. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Tues March 18, 2008, 2008 6:30-8:30 PM, Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Tokyo BOOK BREAK.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  76. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Mon March 17, 2008 Roppongi Bar Association, Century Court, Roppongi.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  77. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sun March 16, 2008 5PM National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu HQ, Shinbashi, Tokyo.    Powerpoint presentation here.

  78. HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS BOOK TOUR, Sat March 15 6PM-8PM, 2008 Sendai FRANCA inaugural meeting, Sendai Fukushi Plaza Meeting Room 2 (10F), by Itsutsubashi subway station)    Powerpoint presentation here.

  79. 聴 いてください~私たちの声を!!!」2008年1月26日午後1時~3時30 分、浦和駅東口パルコビル内、さいたま市市民生活サポー トセンター。さいたま市国際NGOネットワーク 主催。

  80. Panel Discussion:  Implications of Japanese domestic human rights record (for foreign residents and Japanese) on Asian Integration.  "Japan's Internationalization and Asian Regional Cooperation".  Speech with Kawakami Sonoko of Amnesty International Japan, and Waseda University Associate Professor Katsuma Yasushi. January 22, 2008, 5PM to 7PM.  Sponsored by the Waseda University Doctoral Student Network, Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration, Waseda University.  Essay and Powerpoint Presentation here.

  81. "Race and Japan's Judiciary--A Primer".  Speech at the "For Taka and Mana" documentary film fundraiser December 11, 2004, The Pink Cow, Shibuya, Tokyo.  Powerpoint Presentation downloadable here.

  82. 「外国人住民の人権に関する課題と自治体の対応につ いて」2007年12月1日、1PM-3PM、弘前学院大 学にて。Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  83. "Pitfalls to avoid in Japanese University Job Searches":  Speeches fo the Job Information Center, JALT 2007 Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Saturday November 24 and Sunday November 25, 2007, 4:10 PM and 9:50 AM respectively. National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.  Powerpoint presentation downloadable from here.  Plus two speeches after each about Immigration's new rules about fingerprinting non-Japanese at the border.

  84. <ともに生きる社会をめざして> 在日外国人ボラン ティア・ネットワーク主催円卓会議 第2部「新しい生き方を支えるためのシス テムには何が必要か?」14:0016:30Group "NO BORDER" 二回年次回法 政大学2007年11月18日。Report in English on the meeting here.  Powerpoint presentation は こちらです

  85. "Can Japan assimilate its immigrants?"/"Japan's fingerprinting of non-Japanese at the border", two presentations in one time slot, Peace as a Global Language 2007, October 27, 2007, 3:30-4:20 PM, Kyoto.  Powerpoint presentations here:  Assimilate and Fingerprint.

  86. 「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、第9回栃木県 ヒュマンライツセミナー 2007年10月26日、1PM-PM、栃木県宇都 宮市「パルティ」にて。特定非営利活動法人人権センターとちぎ主宰。(IMADR人権擁護団体の森原秀樹氏と共演)Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  87. "Migration and Integration–Japan in a Comparative Perspective", international forum, Speech in English and Panel Discussion: “Migration and Integration – Voices from the Grassroots”October 24, 2007 2PM-4PM.  Sponsored by the German Institute for Japanese Studies and the Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS).  Powerpoint presentation here.

  88. "Japan's new fingerprint laws for Non-Japanese". October 22, 2007, 2:40-4:20 PM, sponsored by the Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS), hosted by Doctoral candidate Stephen Nagy.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  89. パネリスト「在日外国人の保健医療—多文化共生時代 に求められるもの」第 22回日本国際保 健医療学会2007108日9時30分 11時まで 大阪大学コンベンションセンター (吹田キャンパス)にて。長崎県シーボルド大学 李節子教授司会 主催:大阪大学大学院人間科学研究科(中村安秀氏)Powerpoint presentation in Japanese here

  90. 「日本の大学のブラックリストとグリーンリストの経 緯と認識論」東京大学社会科学研究所(本郷キャンパス)にて2007年7月 30日午後6:30から9:30まで。東北大、一橋大、東大、名大、文科省など出席。東北大学高等教育開発推進センター主宰。Powerpoint presentation in Japanese herePowerpoint in English here

  91. "Primary and Secondary Education in Japan and the US:  A quick comparison".  Sapporo International University, Professor Jerry Halvorsen's sociology class, July 23, 2007, 1PM-2:30PM

  92. 「日本人が気がつかない『外国人差別』の実態と表現 問題」。小学館講演2007年6月26日、午後2時~4時、小学館本館講演室 にて。小学館法務・考査室主宰。Powerpoint presentation in Japanese here.

  93. "What is a Japanese?"  Two speeches delivered in English with consecutive interpretation on Monday, June 25, 2007, 9:20AM to 10:50AM, and 3:10PM to 4:40PM, at Tokai University.  Hosted by Charles Kowalski and Yuki Takahashi, ESP interpretation classes, International Studies Department, Tokai University.  Text of speech in English here, Powerpoint Presentation here.

  94. "Immigration to Japan Continues, Despite the Disincentives".  Paper on labor abuses towards non-Japanese workers under government-sponsored visa programs.  Presented at the 11th Annual Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Session 14, "The Internationalization of Japan", Saturday, June 23, 2007, 3:30PM-5:30PM, Meiji Gakuin University.  Paper in Word format here, Powerpoint Presentation here.

  95. "Immigration to Japan Continues, Despite the Disincentives".  Talk on labor abuses towards non-Japanese workers under government sponsored visa programs, given to Waseda University's graduate students, Friday, June 22, 2007, 2PM-4PM, Waseda University, hosted by Stephen Nagy, PhD candidate.  Paper in Word format here, Powerpoint Presentation here.

  96. 「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、2007年6 月16日、9AM-12PM、北海道法学 部、芝池弁護士の大学院生の授業に て。Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  97. 「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、2007年5 月21日、3PM-5PM、「三菱人権 啓発連絡会 宿泊研修会」、三菱重工 (株)伊豆高原クラブ(静岡県伊東市)にて。キリンビール(株)人事部人権担当とそれぞれの一流会社の人権担当主宰。Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  98. "What is 'A Japanese'?"  Lecture on "Issues of Race and Citizenship in the Global Community", Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo.  Sponsored by  ICU's Institute for Educational Research and Service.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  99. "How Japan Systematically Overlooks Issues of its own Diversity", Lecture to International Christian University's Dean William Steele's course on "Advanced Studies in Japan's History".  Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 3:30 to 5:30 PM.  Sponsored by  ICU's Institute for Educational Research and Service.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  100. 「日本における人種差別問題」、国際基督教大学にて.  Lecture sponsored by ICU's Institute for Educational Research and Service, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 1:15 to 3PM.  Powerpoint presentation は こちらです

  101. "Racial Discrimination in Japan", Open Lecture sponsored by International Christian University's Institute for Asian Cultural Studies, Monday, April 23, 2007, 12:30 to 2:30 PM.  Powerpoint presentation here.

  102. "Non-Japanese Residents and the Japanese Legal System--What you can do to help."  Speech to Roppongi Bar Association February 28, 2007, 7:30 to 10 PM, ROI Bldg, Roppongi, Tokyo.  Handout available as a word file here and Powerpoint presentation here.

  103. "What you can do to make the world a better place."  Speech to the New International School, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, February 28, 2007, 2:00-2:45 PM, 1st & 2nd-year Junior High School class.

  104. "2 Channel, Gaijin Hanzai Magazine, and Freedom of Speech." Speech for Amnesty International Group 78, Kanda Koen Kuminkan, Tokyo, February 27, 2007, 7:30 to 10PM. Download handout in Word format here.

  105. "Racial Discrimination in Japan:  Is Anything Changing?"  Luncheon at Foreign Correspondents' Club Japan (FCCJ) with UN Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene, Noon to 2PM, February 26, 2007.  Download Powerpoint presentation here.  Download press handout in Word format here.

  106. "An Afternoon with Arudou Debito." Speech to JALT Okayama, February 12, 2007, 1-5PM, Sankaku A Bldg 2F, Omotecho, Okayama.  Handout entitled "Ten things you can do to improve your life in Japan" available as a Word file here.

  107. "Racial Discrimination in Japan", Speech to JALT Wakayama, 3-5 PM, February 10, 2007. Powerpoint presentation here.

  108. 「外国人住民の人権に関する課題と自治体の対応につ いて」2007年2月9日、11AM-3PM、和歌山県白 浜町白良荘グランド ホテルにて。第21回人権啓発研究集会・第7回和歌山・人権啓発研究集会、(社)部落解放・人権研究所 人権啓発研究集会大阪 主宰 Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  109. 「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、2007年2 月6日、2PM-5PM、奈良県社会 福祉総合センターにて。奈良県外国人教育 研究会主宰。Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  110. "Racial Discrimination in Japan", Shiga University guest lecture to Dr. Robert Aspinall's exchange student class, 1-4 PM, February 9, 2007. Powerpoint presentation here.

  111. 「小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、2006年 11月20日、日本女子大学にて講演(于保田先生主宰)。Powerpoint presentation はこちら です

  112. "Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Poster Session at JALT Kitakyushu, November 4, 2006, 1:15-3:15PM.  Download the Powerpoint presentation here.

  113. "Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Talk sponsored by the Japan Colloquium at the University of Washington at Seattle, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:30 to 5PM.  Download the Powerpoint presentation here.

  114. "Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Talk sponsored by the Centre for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 12:30 to 2PM.  Download the Powerpoint presentation here.

  115. "Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Japan Studies Association of Canada 2006 Conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Saturday, October 14, 2006, 9:30AM.  Download  the Powerpoint presentation here.

  116. "Can Japan Assimilate its Immigrants?" Japan Studies Association of Canada 2006 Conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Friday, October 13, 2006, 2PM.  Download the paper in Word format here, and the Powerpoint presentation here.

  117. "Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Public Lecture at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.  Sponsored by the TRU Faculty Association, Human Rights Committee. Thursday, October 12, 2006, 1:30PM.  Download the Powerpoint presentation here.

  118. "On Language and Nationality:  Who owns language?  Perspectives of a naturalized Japanese".  Tokyo University Komaba Campus presentation for Linguapax Asia 2006, Third International Symposium, Saturday, October 7, 2006, 2PM.  Download the paper in Word format here, and the Powerpoint presentation here.

  119. "Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan." Guest Lecture at Temple University in Japan, Tokyo. Thursday, October 5, 2006, 3:30 to 6PM.  Download the Powerpoint presentation here.

  120. "Working at University:  Securing Our Future".  Forum with Louis Carlet of the National Union of General Workers, and Bob Tench of NOVA Union, June 25, 2006, 1PM-5PM, Tokyo Shigoto Center, Iidabashi, Tokyo.  Sponsored by University Teachers Union (UTU).  Handout available here in Word format.

  121. 「外国人の人権基本法、人種差別禁止法を制定しよ う」。第6回移住労 働者と連帯する全国フォーラム・ 北海道にて第5分科会のなか、「なぜ差別撤廃法が必要か」北星学園大学にて2006年6月24日にプレゼンテーションをした。パワーポイントプレゼンテーションはこ ちらです

  122. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Speech at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, March 30, 2006.  Interlocutors:  Dr Richard Minear and Dr Trent Maxey.  Powerpoint presentation available here.

  123. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Speech at New York University School of Law, Asia Law Society, March 28, 2006.  Interlocutors:  Dr Frank Upham and Mr Jesse Hwang, Society President.  Powerpoint presentation available here.

  124. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Speech at Columbia University School of Law, 12:15-1:00, March 27, 2006.  Interlocutors:  Dr Curtis Millhaupt and Ms Paulette Roberts.  Powerpoint presentation available here.

  125. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Speech at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Center for Japanese Studies, Noon Lecture Series, 12:10-1:00, March 23, 2006.  Interlocutors:  Dr Mark West and Ms Jane Ozanich.  Powerpoint presentation available here.

  126. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Speech at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, English Language Institute, March 22, 2006.  Interlocutor:  Mr John McLaughlin.  Powerpoint presentation available here.

  127. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Ten classroom speeches for Japanese and Social Studies classes, Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 17, 20, and 21, 2006.  Interlocutor:  Mr Daniel Carolin.  Powerpoint presentation available here.

  128. "'Japanese Only':  The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan"  Speech at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.  March 16, 2006.  Interlocutor:  Dr Steven G. Hall.   Powerpoint presentation available here.

  129. 「日本における外国人差別・人種差別」2006年3 月12日(日)、午後6:00~午後8:30、岡山国際交流センターにて。(チ ラシはこちらです

  130. 「2ちゃんねる名誉毀損勝訴について」人権と報道連絡会関西主宰、2006年3月4日(土) 午後3:00~午後5:00、関西大 学中之島センターにて。

  131. "Civil Rights in Japan:  An evening with Arudou Debito".  Speech for JALT (Japan's Association for Language Teaching) Osaka, Friday, March 3, 2005, 6:15-8:45 PM, Osaka Ekimae Dai-2 Building's Lifelong Learning Center.  Info site with photos at http://www.osakajalt.org/2006_past_events.html

  132. "Lessons of the McGowan Case:  How to successfully sue in Japan" National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu, Shinbashi Offices, February 24, 2006, 4-6PM.

  133. "Racial Discrimination in Japan", Temple University guest lecture to Dr. Kyle Cleveland's Japanese society class, 5:30-7:00PM, February 23, 2006.

  134. "Racial Discrimination in Japan", Shiga University guest lecture to Dr. Robert Aspinall's exchange student class, 1-3PM, February 20, 2006.

  135. "Media and Activism: One Activist's Point of View" PGL IV Conference Roundtable "Human Rights NGOs and the Media: Allies or Adversaries?" Saturday, November 12, 2005, 1:30 to 3:20 PM, Kyoto Sangyou University. Handout available here.  Article by Tony McNicol on the event at USC's Japan Media Review site (December 2, 2005) here.

  136. "人種差別撤廃の不作為について国賠訴訟" 国賠ネット ワークシンポジウム "国賠裁判を通 してみる外国人の人権" 2005年 10月23日(日)午後1;30~4:30、渋谷労働福祉会館にて、国賠ネット主宰。 Word doc をダウン ロード。「くに 弁護団案内サイト」はこちらです。

  137. "What to do if..." , PGL IV Conference Workshop Saturday, November 12, 2005, 11 to 11:50AM, Kyoto Sangyou University. Information site which was the basis of this presentation is available here.

  138. "What IRPS did for me, and what it can do for your future":  Speech at University of California San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS) Alumni Association, Friday, August 26, 2005, 7PM to 9PM, San Diego, California.  Very brief blurb on what went on here.

  139. "Racism in Japan: Why one may be hopeful for the future". Academic paper delivered at Meiji Gakuin University Symposium, "International Studies of Our New Era: Immigrants, Refugees, and Women", held July 17-18, 2005. Text of the paper here.

  140. "A brief history of discrimination towards foreign educators in Japan, Lafcadio Hearn to the Present", Lecture sponsored by National Union of General Workers (NUGW) Nanbu, Tokyo South, 7:30-10PM, July 14, 2005, Shinbashi, Tokyo. Brief on what I said in report here.

  141. Report to UN Rapporteur Doudou Diene concerning Racial Discrimination in Japan, Sponosored by IMADR, July 6, 2005, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. See text of handout and full report on Mr Diene's Japan visit here.

  142. "The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan", Lecture at Temple University Thursday, June 23, 2005, 4:00-6:30 PM

  143. 「小樽温泉問題と国内人種差別」北海道教育大学合宿研修講演(笹谷先生、阿部先生 主 宰)2005年5月12日午後6:30~ 9:30、長沼温泉にて

  144. 「多文化共生」PEACE BOAT の地球大学ユ ニット2の水先案内者 March 17-April 4, 2005. English writeup here. 一般講座:「小樽温泉問題」、「日本でどうやって活 動できるのか」、「モンテイゴベイの歴史:奴隷制度のあり方、廃止の仕方」等。洋上の間プレゼンテー ション16回を和英で行いました。

  145. "The Otaru Onsens Case and Activism in Japan", Lecture at Temple University, Tokyo, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 7-9PM.

  146. "The Otaru Onsens Case and Discrimination in Japan", Lecture to exchange students at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

  147. "Advice on activism in Japan" (Handout here) Sponsored by Amnesty International Group 78 Jingumae, Tokyo Wednesday, March 9, 2005: 6:30 PM

  148. Speech and interpetation at the Japanese Parliament House of Councillors with several ministries and Dietmembers present, regarding problematic labor standards for foreign educators.  Sponsored by of UTU/NUGW labor unions, inter alia.  March 8, 2005.  Link to UTU writeup on this event here.

  149. 「滞 日外 国人フレームアップ」 概要: 「外国人犯罪」が度々報道され、「史上最多」「対策必要」などと警察庁、小泉内閣、宮内庁も訴えています。しかし、これはある部分「フレームアップ(でっ ちあげ)」です。「外国人犯罪の急増」は大げさか、または捏造と言っても過言ではありません。この講座で は、歪められた犯罪統計の報道、そしてその結果と られる「対策」の意図を検証します。サッカー杯札幌開催時の「反フーリガン対策」にも言及します。さっぽろ自由学校「遊」2005 年2月18日 (金)午後6:30より

  150. シンポジウム「21世紀を人権の世紀に、日本の真の 国際化をもとめて」パネリスト、第5回みえ人権フォーラム、2005年1月 22日(土)午後1:00から4:00、会場:メッセウィング・みえ、IMADR-Mie  主催

  151. 「ジャパニーズ・オンリー:小樽温泉と人種差別問題」2005年1月21日(金)午後 5:30から7:00、名古屋大学。名大職 組 情報言語系支部 主催

  152. 「日本から人種差別をなくすために—小樽温泉訴訟の原告として」、青山学院大学の助教授申へ ぼん先生のゼミ コースのゲストスピー カーとして、当授業で教科書として用いている単行本「ジャパニーズ・オンリー」(明石書店出版)について講演 2004年12月6日、午後1時~4時

  153. 「国を愛することって何?」(パネリスト)渋谷勤労福祉会館2004年12月4日、午後 6:30~9時、第二回「市民公開口 座」、在日本大韓民国青年会中央本部(民団関連)主催

  154. "FOREIGN CRIME IN JAPAN: More to the issue than meets the eye", JALT Nara 2004 Presentation Saturday November 20, 2004, 10-11AM.(similar handout here)

  155. World premiere and reading of book "'JAPANESE ONLY'--The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" at Caravan Books, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, October 31, 2004, 7 to 9 PM.

  156. 「国際社会と外国人の人権」熊谷市人権センター(池上165-2)2004年10 月27日、午後1時~4時、部落解放同盟さいた ま主催

  157. 「外国人差別と人種差別撤廃法の必要性」第三回大里地区人権フェスティバル、2004年9月 25日、午前9:30~10:30 (深谷市役所人権政策課 主催)

  158. "FOREIGN CRIME IN JAPAN: More to the issue than meets the eye", PGL Presentation Sunday Sept 26, 2004, 11AM-12PM, Ritsumeikan U, Kyoto Museum for World Peace (handout here)

  159. 人権啓発連絡学習会第2講演、「ジャパニーズオンリー:小樽温泉外国人入浴拒否問題と国内人 種差別」大阪市此花区役所人権啓発促 進協議会主催、2004年8月31日(金)午後2時~4時、此花区役所にて

  160. 「外国人バッシングの現状と今後の対策のあり方」 2004年6月14日、多民族共生人権教育センター特別講演(多民族共生人権教 育センター主催)(報 告はこちら

  161. 「外国人お断りの非常識ーー日本のナショナリズム排他主義を問う」東京PARC自由学校にて、 2004年6月8日(火)午後6: 30~9:00

  162. 「国際化と人種差別禁止条例の必要性」、人権擁護団体オアシス主催、山梨市総合市民会館開 催、2004年6月7日(月)午後7: 00~9:00

  163. 「ジャパニーズオンリー:小樽温泉外国人入浴拒否問題と人種差別」、部落解放同盟広島支部主 催の連絡会、2004年5月28日 (金)午後2:00~2:50(広島市東区民文化センターにて)と2004年5月29日(土)午後2:00~2:50(尾道市公会堂にて)

  164. 「人種差別禁止法制化の必要性」東京キリスト教「外キ連」連絡会議開催、2004年5月20 日(木)午後7:00~9:00

  165. 「外国人住民基本法を制定しましょう」日本キリスト教会主催のフォーラム(札幌キリスチャン センター)2004年3月6日(土)

  166. 「ジャパーニーズ・オンリー小樽温泉の入浴拒否事件」−問われているのはわたしたち の社会& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; minus;2003年「住民の中の 人権」集会12月7日(日) 午後2時から5時 名古屋市教育館4階第5研修室 住民の中の人権」集会実行委員会共の会(名古屋カトリック難民移住移動者 委員会)主催

  167. 「おかしな日本変えたい~人種差別と戦う~」「第7回部落解放島根県講座」島根県松江市民会 館中ホール 2003年11月25日  部落解放同盟島根県連合会 主催   

  168. 部落解放研究第37回全国集会第12分科会 報告者 有道 出人 テーマ 国際交流  国内マイノリティについて 200310 4日(土)午前9 時~午後4時の間 ワールド記念ホールにて 主宰:IMADR-JC

  169. PGL 2003: Peace as a Global Language Conference Saturday Sept 27, 2003: Conference presentation: "The Push for an Anti-Discrimination Law in Japan: Reverberations of the Otaru Onsen Case" Speaker: Arudou Debito Saturday 3:45 PM - 4:40 PM

  170. 「もしあなたが、海外で国籍や肌の色だけで入店を拒否されたら…?」アムネスティ・ インターナショナル日 本◆講演会『ジャパニーズ・オンリー』~小樽温泉入浴拒否から考える日本人の差別意識~ 2003925日(木)19:0021:00 千代田区中小企業センター502.503会議室

  171. "'FOREIGNERS'' RIGHTS IN JAPAN", Friday, September 26, 2003, 7 PM-to 8:30 PM, Minato Takanawa Civic Center 3F

  172. 「外国人の人権」有道 出人 講演 2003926日(金)午後1:303:30 さいたま市立み つわ会館 部落解放同盟 さいたま 主宰

  173. "Human Rights in Japan": Wednesday, Sept 24. 2003: 6:30 PM, Shinjuku Bunka Sentaa, Sponsored by Amnesty International Japan Group 78

  174. 「『国際住民』に対し21世紀の日本・ 地方自治体のあ るべき姿」、私が書いた国際化しつつある日本が抱えなければならない問 題の概略はここです

  175. 基調講演「国内差別の緩和:性差別、人種差別正当化 のプロセス」Active Women's Network 行動する女 性のネットワ−クAWNジェンダ−研 修会 2003年8月9日 〔土〕14:00-17:00 苫小牧市女 性センタ−。(ス ピーチのテキストはここです

  176. 「国際化を私たちのまちから 私たち一人ひとりにで きること」 —小樽温泉入浴拒否問題と人種差別 — 2003726日(土)午前10時~12時 草津市人 権センター。主催:インターナショナル滋賀準備委員会 日本ブラジル ゆーあいネット

  177. 「国内における人種差別について」2003年度多民族共 生人権研究集会 2003725日(金) 午 後1030分~午後5 時 大阪市立 浪速人権文化センター 主宰:MEHREC PENPO 法人 多民族共生人権教育センター)

  178. 日本の国際化について 「実は、英語の勉強と無関係ですよ」7月16日(水)18時30分から21時まで 岡山国際交流センターにて

  179. Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ), BOOK BREAK: on book JAPANESE ONLY, Thursday, June 26, 2003, 18:30-20:30.

  180. 「日本人になった私、楽しいこと つらいこと」北海 道空知郡栗沢町国際交流協会主催の平成14年度国際交流フォーラム、033 22日、1:30-3:30、栗沢町。(チ ラシはここです) (北海道新聞空知版03324日に出た記事 はこ こ ですEXCHANGE KURISAWA 2003年度雑誌に 載ったスピーチの全テキスト(13 ページ)

  181. 「ジャパニーズ・オンリー 小樽訴訟で争われたこ と」(龍谷大学教授田中宏氏と共演)、「増え続ける人種差別訴訟ーー何が問われ るのか」のテーマで社団法人自由人権協会(JCLU)主催の例 会、2003315日、3:00-4:30、東京都愛 宕。(チ ラシはここです

  182. "Ninkisei in Japan's Universities: Symptoms, Effects, and Legal Underpinnings" (or "Now Japanese Academics are gettting Gaijinized too"). Peace as a Global Language Conference, Itabashi, Tokyo, Sept 27, 2002, 1:00-3:00pm. Text of Conference Handout in English and Japanese here.

  183. 「日本の将来、あなたの将来」、南幌高等学校、「国際化とは」のテーマでの講演、02830

  184. "Naturalization in Japan: The Whys, Hows, and Effects", Presentation in both English and Japanese for the Communication Association of Japan, Amagasaki annual meeting, June 16, 2002, 2:50-3:10pm.

  185. 「小樽の温泉問題、日本の問題」地域から「共生」と「平和」を築こう!人権集会 02524日 東京都御茶ノ 水総評会館。

  186. 「日本の国際化を逆らう傾向:小樽の外国人排斥する入浴施設」鹿屋体育大学、02520

  187. 「日本における差別について」、北海道教育大学 国際交流センター0258

  188. 「日本の外国人:お客?仲間?」くまもとゼネラルユ ニオンと熊 本県立大学外国人教員を守る会が主宰した日本の国際化を考えるシンポジウム、熊本産業文化会 館、0221日、午後7 時~9時。 (Dr. アウヴァン・P. ホール教授と 一緒)

  189. "Education and Employment Status: Why JALT Should Care about the Issues", Presentation at JALT Hokkaido's 18th Annual Language Conference, May 20, 2001, 10:00 to 10:45 am (text of handout here)

  190. "Kokusaika, Kokusai Juumin ni taishi 21Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido, Chiiki no Arubeki Sugata" (What Japan, Hokkaido and regional governments should do for Internationalization and their international residents), Speech given to Kitahiroshima City's Kokusai Kouryuu Kyougikai Soukai Kensyuukai (International Communication Association Annual Research Meeting) on April 19, 2001, 7-9PM

  191. "Jinshu Sabetsu tte Nan Deshou?" Presentation on Otaru Onsens given to Hokkaido International School's Japanese class of high schoolers, March 6, 2001, 11:45 am-12:45 pm.

  192. Recommendations on protections necessary for non-Japanese and why, to the Ministry of Justice, Department of Human Rights (Houmushou, Jinken Yougobu), Forum on Human Rights (Jinken Kyuusai Seido ni Kansuru Choukai), Jan 30, 2001. (Mainichi Shinbun article in Japanese on the event here, text of handout to conference in Japanese here)(日本語)

  193. "'Kokusai Juumin' ni Taishi 21 Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido no Arubeki Sugata" Foramu Jinbun Dai 3-Gou, Tokushuu, Dai 20 Kai Hokkaido Bunkaron. Sougou Teima: "Hokkaido to Kokusai Kouryuu -- Sono Jisseki to Tamesareru Rinen ("The 20th Hokkaido Culture Lecture Series--Hokkaido and Intercultural Exchange--Achievements and Ideas on Trial"), September 5 and 9, 2001, Sapporo Gakuin Daigaku. Japanese text of the handout (which was later revised to create a paper published by SGU in February 2001) given at the speech here. (日本語)

  194. Presentation, "Tips on Teaching about Discrimination to a Classroom of Japanese", JALT Hokkaido Global Issues Workshop, Sept 24, 2000, Hokkaido International School, 2:45-3:55 pm.(text here)

  195. Speech, "Kokusai Juumin ni taishi 21 Seiki no Nihon, Hokkaido no aru subeki sugata", taking place at and sponsored by Sapporo Gakuin Daigaku, 2000 nendo Jinbungakubu Koukai Kouza, Dai 20 Kai Hokkaido Bunkaron, "Hokkaido to Kokusai Kouryuu--sono jisseki to tamesareru rinen", Sept 5, 2000, 1:10 pm to 4:30 pm. (text in Japanese here) (日本語)

  196. Panelist at Symposium on "21 Seiki no Kokusai Kouryuu--sono jisseki to tamesareru rinen", Sept 9, 2000, Sapporo Gakuin Daigaku, 1:10 pm to 4:30 pm.

  197. XENE (Bilingual Hokkaido Info Magazine), Aug-Sept 2000, pg 24, Letter to the Editor in English and Japanese on the inaccuracies of one of their articles on the Otaru onsens situation. (text in both English and Japanese here)(日本語)

  198. Two presentation on "Survival Strategies, and How You Can Make a Difference in Japan", to AJET (Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) Renewer's Conference, May 29, 2000, Portopia Hotel, Kobe, in English and Japanese. (same writeup as last year's conference here)

  199. Speech, "THE INVISIBLE RESIDENT: HOW NON-JAPANESE ARE OVERLOOKED AND IGNORED IN JAPAN ", with Mr In Ha Lee at United Front Japan's LIFE IN JAPAN Symposium, March 26, 2000, Central Plaza, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

  200. Roundtable Discussion on TV Show "Koko ga Hendayo, Nihonjin", at "Ebetsu Sekai Shimin no Tsudoi" festival, October 24, 1999.

  201. "Towards the Formation of The Community", presentation sponsored by ISSHO KIKAKU NPO, September 28, 1999 (presentation handout text here, resultant newspaper article here).

  202. Speeches given to the Hokkaido Association of Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (HAJET) and its larger group AJET, on "Survival Strategies, and How You Can Make a Difference in Japan". (delivered in Hakodate February 27 and in Kobe May 29, 1999, respectively). (writeup here)

  203. Presentation at JALT Ohmiya Annual Meeting, November 22, 1998, on "How to Give Presentations in Japanese." (text here)

  204. Presentation at Ebetsu City's international festival, called "Ebetsu Sekai Shimin no Tsudoi", on "Ibunka ni taisuru Kanjuusei no aru Shakai e" (Towards a Society Sensitive towards Cultural Differences), October 18, 1998. (text in Japanese here)(日本語)

  205. "The 'Japanese Way of Doing Business' is a Holy Grail" (za japaniizu uei wa ranyou shiyasui gainen de aru), Hokkaido Businessman Speech Contest, September 26, 1998. Winner of Chamber of Commerce Award (got a bear statuette. yay)

  206. Presentation at Ebetsu City's committee to make its first international festival, on "Kokusaiteki na Tsudoi no Moyoushikata, watashi nari no adobaisu" (Advice on How to Carry on International Gatherings), July 8, 1998, (writeup in English here)

  207. "Advice for Improving Hokkaido's Economy" (watashi no mita ookurashou no gyousei, refoumu no sochi), speech to the Sapporo division of the Ministry of Finance (Ookurashou), March 23, 1998. (report and links to Japanese text here)

  208. "How to make the bureaucracy better serve non-Japanese residents" (kanryou no kaizenten, takokumin tokekomi taisaku ni tsuite), speech to the Japanese government, National Personnel Agency (Jinjiin) November 20, 1997. (writeup in English here, text in Japanese here) (日本語)

  209. "Love, Marriage, and Emigration: The Real Kokusaika", Joint Presentation to Intercollege Sapporo, July 19, 1997.

  210. "Airline Deregulation in the US", as panelist on HBC TV program, "Ten Shiru to Chi Shiru Hokkaidou", March 22, 1997. (report here)

  211. "Comparisons between Japanese and American high schools" (Nichibei Koukou Hikaku), Atsubetsu High School, 1995. 札幌市内の高 等学校で申し上げた「日 米高校比較」スピーチはここです(Japanese-ish text of speech available here) (当時の能力による日本語)


A JAPAN MAN (working title). I have written a manuscript (in English, plus four chapters in my level of Japanese) on life and the trials of corporate culture in Japan. Awaiting a publisher. Anyone interested? Excerpts here:

THE TREKS. To give you a more complete idea about extended essaywriting abilities (this time without excerpts), please have a look at some of my travelogues, which are more recent writings about life in strange lands (particularly America and the reverse culture shock). They are very personal in places, so be advised. Please click to see some teaser summaries of:


THE PALE JOURNAL. I guess I shouldn't count these as published works (since I was the editor of the publication), but I have various articles and Editor's Notes in the Professionalism, Administration, and Leadership in Education (PALE) Journal, published three times a year by JALT (The Japan Association for Language Teaching). From December 1997 to January 2001, as editor, I wrote for for every issue. I have webbed the full text of all the PALE Journals from Dec 97 here.

THE HIBA NEWS. This is an online monthly Newsletter for the Hokkaido International Business Association, a group of entrepreneurs and regular businesspeople trying to escape the mundanity of English teaching and break into the business world. I have been the editor from 1992-93 and again from 1997-2000, and every month I wrote a new article or report that sometimes gets leaked to the internet or onto my web page. Past HIBA Newses are available at their website here (but it's not mine and it is not often kept up to date), but as of now there are articles webbed on Fingerprinting Laws, Hokkaido International Airlines, and more on my "Activists" and "Residents" Pages

THERE ARE ALSO various articles in smaller print and online information sources, which are reprints of my internet articles that are already on my web page. To wit:

So as you can see, I write a lot.

Let me know if you want me to write more.

WORKS BY OTHER AUTHORS WRITING SPECIALLY FOR DEBITO.ORG This section is devoted to other authors who have written pieces of exceptional quality, but due to the editorial constraints of the media may not have their articles reach a wide readership. www.debito.org is proud to sponsor this special section where articles that cover issues deserving of more attention may be archived. (Authors retain the copyright and should be contacted directly for print media permission.)

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