Table of Contents:
- 1) UN CERD Questions to GOJ re elimination of racial discrim (CERD/C/JPN/Q/3-6 Nov 17 2009);
- 2) NPR interview with Jake Adelstein, author “Tokyo Vice”, on how police and laws do not stop NJ human trafficking in Japan;
- 3) Japanese speakers only Kyoto exclusionary hotel stands by its rules, says it’s doing nothing unlawful;
- 4) UPDATE: Kyoto Tourist Association replies, tells Kyoto hotel “Kyou no Yado” to stop “Japanese speakers only” rules.
- 5) AFP: PM Hatoyama strongly hints he wants immigration to Japan (bonus: PM Hatoyama Newsletter Nov 4);
- 6) Ruling coalition currently not considering NJ human rights laws beyond PR suffrage: Dietmember Aihara;
- 7) Mainichi: DPJ split over bill to give NJ permanent residents right to vote;
- 8 ) Mainichi: Schools for foreigners, technical colleges included in DPJ’s free high school lesson plan. IF already MOE “accredited”;
- 9) Xinhua & Chosun Ilbo: South Korea has drafted dual nationality laws;
- 10) Scotchneat on Fuji TV show laying blind biological claims to intellectual Asian kids abroad.
- 11) TODAY show (USA) on Savoie Child Abduction Case: father Chris’s treatment by J police, return to US, aftermath;
- 12) Mutantfrog’s Joe Jones’s excellent discussion of rights and wrongs of divorce in Japan; causes stark conclusions for me;
- 13) Brief essay on Nov 13 Hatoyama-Obama press conference; discussion of Obama’s Japan visit.
- 14) DEBITO.ORG POLL: What do you think about Obama’s “deep bow cum handshake” with the Emperor? Vote at any blog page at Debito.org.
- 15) Tangent: Korea Herald: Attitudes in Korea towards budget travelers: open up love hotels?
- 16) Holiday Tangent: Delightful Maure Memorial Museum in the middle of nowhere, Hokkaido.
- 17) All of DEBITO.ORG’S PODCASTS are now available at iTunes, subscribe for free: Last week, after a quick contest for a new moniker for Debito.org (Reader Jarod Trebas won), I have just gotten approval from iTunes to feature my DEBITO.ORG PODCASTs from my server.
- 18) Next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column out Tues Dec 1, on advice to DPJ re NJ policies. Now that we have a new, more progressive government in elected office, it’s long been time for us to give them advice about what we want out of them. For my end-year article, I offer my advice on what the DPJ should do to improve the lot of NJ in Japan. Out next Tuesday, December 1 (Weds in the provinces), so have a read!
… and finally … :
- 19) Sunday Tangent: SAPPORO SOURCE DEBITO Column on the power of humor and how it preserves sanity.