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Debito Arudou

Debito is the Just Be Cause columnist for the Community Page and has been contributing to The Japan Times since 2002. Author of seven books, including “Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants” (2nd Ed.), “Japanese Only” and the novel “In Appropriate,” he has been a naturalized Japanese citizen since 2000. His daily blog and archive is at www.debito.org.

For Debito Arudou's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Visible minorities are being caught in police dragnet

| Sep 3, 2014

Visible minorities are being caught in police dragnet

Around noon on Aug. 13, in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, a local apartment manager notified the police that a “suspicious foreigner” was hanging around the nearby JR train station. Police officers duly descended upon someone described by the Asahi Shimbun as a “20-year-old male who ...