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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 eight books, including “Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants” (2nd Ed.), “Japanese Only” and the novel “In Appropriate,” his most recent work is “Embedded Racism: Japan’s Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination” (Lexington Books). He has been a naturalized Japanese citizen since 2000, and his daily blog and archive is at www.debito.org.

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

Tackle embedded racism before it chokes Japan

| Nov 1, 2015

Tackle embedded racism before it chokes Japan

Japan has a dire problem it must address immediately: its embedded racism. The country’s society and government are permeated by a narrative that says people must “look Japanese” before they can expect equal treatment in society. That must stop. It’s a matter of Japan’s ...

Media redraw battle lines in bid for global reach

| Jul 5, 2015

Media redraw battle lines in bid for global reach

Something significant happened in April that attracted only desultory press coverage, so let’s give it some more. GPlus Media Co., which operates English-language websites Japan Today and GaijinPot, was sold to Fuji TV-Lab, a subsidiary of Fuji Media Holdings Inc. The Fuji Media group ...