| Jul 31, 2012

Gawking children are tolerable, but adults have no excuse

Belated readers’ responses to “Parents, please keep your kids away from me at feeding time” by Christy Bridgeman (Hotline to Nagatacho, May 22) and J. Bradley Bulsterbaum’s letter on the subject, “Cut gaijin-gawking children some slack — it’s how they learn” (Have Your Say, ...

| Jul 10, 2012

Readers lament the ever-shrinking eikaiwa salary

Some readers’ responses to “The curious case of the eroding eikaiwa salary” by Patrick Budmar (Zeit Gist, July 3): JET program is a dinosaur Your article paints the image that only JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) ALTs (assistant language teachers) connect to their ...

| Jul 3, 2012

Strong winds linger from the microaggressions tempest

Readers’ responses to Debito Arudou’s May 1 Just Be Cause column, “Yes, I can use chopsticks: the everyday ‘microaggressions’ that grind us down,” his followup June 5 JBC column, “Guestists, Haters, the Vested: Apologists take many forms,” and Colin P.A. Jones’ counterarticle, “Much ado, ...

| May 29, 2012

Your haiku: the good, the bad and the ugly of Japan

The following are the winners of the haiku competition launched to mark the Community section’s 10th anniversary. The five recipients of the top prize, a copy of Debito Arudou and Akira Higuchi’s “Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants,” are marked by an asterisk. Other ...

Readers vent over 'Bread and becquerels'

| May 15, 2012

Readers vent over 'Bread and becquerels'

Some readers’ responses to the April 17 Zeit Gist column by Gianni Simone, “Bread and becquerels: a year of living dangerously“: Feeding foreign media falsehoods In reading the article “Bread and becquerels,” I cannot help but be puzzled by the content and implications. Contrary ...