Kim to 'flyjin,' a top 10 for 2011

| Jan 3, 2012

Kim to 'flyjin,' a top 10 for 2011

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Here’s JBC’s fourth annual roundup of the top 10 human rights events that affected Japan’s non-Japanese (NJ) residents last year. Ranked in ascending order of impact: Kim Jong Il dies This might rank higher with the benefit of hindsight, but right now it’s unclear ...

Naturalized Japanese: foreigners no more

| Feb 1, 2011

Naturalized Japanese: foreigners no more

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In Dec. 28’s Japan Times, Charles Lewis wrote a respectful Zeit Gist column asking three fellow wise men (sumo wrestler Konishiki, musicologist Peter Barakan and Diet member Marutei Tsurunen) about their successful lives as “foreigners” in Japan. Despite their combined century of experience here, ...