Head of anti-foreigner group Zaitokukai to step down

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Staff Writer

The longtime chairman of the ultranationalist group Zaitokukai has announced he will step down and even give up his membership in the group, saying the move will eventually bolster the organization’s influence.

Makoto Sakurai, whose real name is Makoto Takada, said during a program streamed online on Tuesday that he has decided not to run in Zaitokukai’s biennial leadership election, which is currently underway. He has been chairman of the group for eight years.

His successor, Sakurai said, will likely be Yasuhiro Yagi, who is currently the group’s deputy chairman and the only candidate running in the election.

Sakurai said his tenure will end Nov. 30, at which point he will dissociate himself from the group altogether so “Yagi-san can do his job without having to worry about me.”

How his resignation will affect future activities of the group, which is often associated with racist remarks including death threats against ethnic Koreans in Japan, remains to be seen. But in a blog post dated Wednesday, Sakurai said he hopes the change in leadership will enable the group to enter a new phase and increase its presence in society.

“I’m really proud that I have been able to be at its top” as the far-right Zaitokukai has evolved into “the most influential group ever in Japan’s (social) campaign history,” he claimed in the blog post.

“I think it’s time for the group to advance to the next step, which is to wield its (growing) influence to take on a full-fledged social revolution. I hope Zaitokukai under (Yagi’s) leadership will carry out that responsibility.”

Sakurai wasn’t immediately available for comment.

He said on the Internet program that after officially leaving the group, he will remain true to his conservative ideology, and participate in future Zaitokukai events in a private capacity whenever possible. If the group asks, he will even consider appearing as a guest speaker, he said.

Zaitokukai, which claims on its website to have 15,000 members, decries what it calls the “privileges” of Japan’s ethnic Koreans and their descendants, particularly their special permanent residency status. The group frequently stages vitriolic rallies in Korean neighborhoods such as Tokyo’s Shin-Okubo.

In what was widely viewed as a political embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, recently appointed Cabinet minister Eriko Yamatani was found in September to have been photographed alongside several senior Zaitokukai members in 2009.

Sakurai, who is known for his provocative style, grabbed headlines last month when he went on a hostile rant against Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto during what was supposed to be a constructive debate on hate speech, even gesturing in a threatening manner only a minute into the event.

  • Perry Constantine

    If only we could get the rest of the Japanese KKK to step down.

    • KetsuroOu

      Amen to that.

    • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

      Zaitokukai is not the Japanese KKK it is not because it is a anti foreigner group that they must be racist.
      There is lots of problem caused by foreigner in Japan
      and caused by the culture of other country specially USA.
      So it is normal that people want foreigner to stop coming.

      • Guest

        Especially the USA?! Have you forgotten your country hasn’t truly belonged to your people for the last 69 years, or were you asleep during history class?! My grandfather’s generation earned me the right to stay in your country if I damn well please, and if you don’t like it, you can pack your bags and take a rocket to the moon!

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        germany also lost the war and got taken by the winner
        but it’s been long time now that germany belong to it’s people.
        You American seems a bit late compared to them.
        Well I forgot that you want to dominate the world so that’s why you do this.

      • Children Of Nephilim

        Oh? So now Japan is the world? Are you Chinese?! Japan is apart of the world, the world is NOT apart of Japan! The reason we took your tiny island is because your foolish government sent boys out to bomb Pearl Harbor.

        Also, you’re side-stepping the topic, so I’ll ask again. What right do you have to try to tell me to leave when my grandfather’s generation WON me the right to be in this country as I please?! Do you not understand that, thanks to the mercy of the American government, we let you *sorta* keep your country instead of doing to Japan like what we did to Hawaii? You do understand your country could have been like Hawaii, right?! The Americans are the ones who built your country back up after world war two, who the hell are you to be so prideful when your country was defeated and SHOULD have been taken over 100% instead of just 50%-75% like it is today, your country should be tourist spot number two for Americans (just like Hawaii). Remember your place in this world! Don’t ever tell an American they don’t have the right to be in your country, and as for the other foreigners, we won them that right to live in Japan. Get over it!

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        I am Japanese, and of course Japan is not the world but if you want it you will have to take Japan,
        and prove that you want the world is that you have lots of military base everywhere in the world.Will you stop with Pearl Habor stuff?
        if you want peace don’t always come with this it’s like you are trying to show that USA never did anything wrong and don’t you think Hiroshima bomb is already enough for this?
        Well we can clearly see how evil USA is here,
        We lost this doesn’t make us your slave,
        USA helped us to rebuld Japan and so what?
        Japan doen’t belong to you
        If you think Japan should belong to you then kill each Japanese living in Japan and then do whatever you and to the country.
        The young generation have nothing to do with WW2 and you too have nothing to do with it so don’t say such stupid things

      • Children Of Nephilim

        Trying to play the victim now? Who here was the one telling us we should leave!? You can say I’m evil, and in your small perception, I am evil, because I descend from the people who defeated your grandfather’s generation. I will never put up with an intolerant racist like you telling me I should leave Japan when I know my history quite well. Like I said, if you don’t like the reality of your situation, pack your bags and take a rocket to the moon! Especially since your women stopped having babies, and you can bet your ass foreigners will have to be imported into this country 10-15 years from now in order for the elderly population to be taken care of and for Japan to be able to sustain itself. Again, you’re welcome, on behalf of all foreigners who will be paying your pension when you’re an old man.

      • gracey

        I’ve read his comments and there is absolutely no point arguing with this guy.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Abosolutly true he is just a proud american than think everything belong to USA

      • Guest

        wah wah wah, typical Japanese mentality. I bring up good points and in the end you try to play the victim and twist around things that are being written. Please learn to read, I’m talking about Japan, not “everything.” Japan is not “everything.” Again, Japan is apart of the world, the world is not apart of Japan.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        I don’t really understand what you mean right now sorry

      • Children Of Nephilim

        OK, so understand this then.

        Racism = Not OK.
        Japan = Is globalizing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
        You = get over it.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Understand this
        Nationalism is not racism
        I am not racist i am nationalist i don’t want you in my country i don’t consider you inferior or anything like that

      • Minxy Minamoto

        “I am not racist” and “I don’t want you in my country” where the “you” is a foreigner. The second statement completely disproves the first.
        It’s true that nationalism doesn’t equal racism but you are quite clearly acting like a racist on this forum. Which is atypical of the Japanese people I know. If you really want Japan to be a strong, independent country there are lots of effective things you could be doing apart from this foreigner bashing. May I suggest studying some unbiased history so you don’t let Japan commit some of the same mistakes twice? Or perhaps starting a new business that employs lots of people? What about protecting Japan’s environment? Because the stronger that is, the more food Japanese farmers can produce helping Japanese food security.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        You can be here as tourist of course
        i know that i am saying that foreigner are part of the problem

      • Minxy Minamoto

        Oh, thank you! I can visit! Phew!! Thank goodness you’ve actually got zero power in that decision. It was made by the Department of Immigration.

        It seems I’m not the only commentor on here tonight who thinks you’re hilariously out of step with the rest of the country. Most of Japan is aiming for globalization but not you and your merry band of 15, 000 nationalists/racists. Your group is 0.01% of the the population of Japan. There are actually way more foreigners even in Tokyo than belong to your group.

        You said somewhere that Japanese people are all Yamato. Well, you’re wrong. Apparently, in spite of the widespread belief that Japan is ethnically homogeneous, lots of academics recommend a description of it as a multi-ethnic society. Internal to Japan, a distinction between “Polynesian-type” (i.e., with darker skin and round eyes) Jomon and “continental-type” (i.e., lighter skin and narrow eyes) Yayoi is sometimes observed, although the popular shorthand does not actually reflect the observed 90% Yayoi / 10% Jomon haploid-group frequency of modern Japanese DNA. In fact there is no genetic marker for race. Not anywhere in the world. You can determine individuals probably have ancestors from particular places but there are no genes that anyone can point to and say “Ah, this person is Japanese!” or “This person is gaijin!” We’re all human.

        Your arguments are all invalid. I’m sorry to be so harsh but I feel I have to as your variety of racism makes life unpleasant for so many. I think it is time Japan joined the rest of the civilized world and banned racist hate speech. That’d be a great way for you to make Japan a better country. Who’s with me?

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        How can you be so sure about this?
        Officially it’s like that but there is a lots of us that don’t show (only show themself with internet)
        and we are growing and most of us are the young one so don’t take us as the minority
        We are not the Yamato race by genes but by our ancestor that lived here long ago
        We are all human but your ancesstor were not living in Japan that’s what make the difference as a gaikokujin you will never be able to understand real Japanese that’s why you think all my argument is invalid.
        It would be a great mistake if you made all Japanese not being proud to be Japanese anymore
        You can’t see the difference with being pround of being Japanese and being racist
        we did not make as much slave as Europe or USA did for exemple.

      • Hanten

        Hang on! It sounded like you’re saying that understanding Japan can only be done by Japanese people

      • Children Of Nephilim

        I’m with you on that, and you make a lot of great points :)

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        well why do you consider bad to want my country back anyway?
        I am telling you you should and anyway you really should because of the rissing of the rising of the nationalist
        you really believe in media do you?
        With Japan’s population it will be okay, any anyway don’t you know that it is actually changing?
        It is exactly what Julien Blanc must have being thinking “they lost the war we can do whatever we want with them”
        You will cause more bad thing by staying here than leaving.
        And anyway i am a girl.

      • Guest

        Yeah keep comparing Julien Blanc to Americans, you small-minded, uneducated fool. Julien Blanc is a scumbag and many foreigners signed that petition, such as myself and around 75 of my foreign friends living here. So what do you have to say about that?! Julien Blanc is an ugly ass who comes here because your women don’t say no and are known to have sex on the first date. Americans don’t like people like him.

        Also, Gracey was talking about you, please smarten up.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Listen don’t you understand that no matter what you do you will always be consider as a foreigner and if you go on internet you will see the real amount of Japanese that don’t want you in here
        Well he must be like you then.

      • Guest

        Yes, please keep using that loser as leverage to argue with all foreigners, it only serves to show how pathetic and weak your argument is. They don’t like us to be here? Oh? LOL, they why are your men and women so eager to marry us? Don’t speak about all Japanese as if you all think exactly the same, that’s another thing wrong with that mentality here–thinking everyone thinks the same as you, and that’s another reason why racist fools like you rise up, because they believe their reality is the same reality as every other Japanese. Try harder Hayashi, you’re losing this argument quickly.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        didn’t you read all my comment?
        I will say it again then
        Most of the Yakuza are korean or Chinese,
        Italian men kiss Japanese girls without hesitation because they know the girls are politically or domestically weak in Japan and can say nothing

        Most of the foreigner here are criminal and when i say foreigner i am talking of Korean and Chinese too
        It is because they don’t see how evil people like you are because of the language barrier and if you don’t know most of them end up with divorse
        I did not say that everyone think the same if you go in internet you will just see that there is a lot of people who think the same but don’t come to the protestation
        Actually i am losing because you can’t understand my argument and just believe nationalist are evil because of media

      • Children Of Nephilim

        I’m going to eat dinner and then respond to your comment a little later.

      • Children Of Nephilim

        Evil? Really? I’m the one teaching your children English, i’m the one exposing them to foreigners so that they don’t grow up as xenophobic or racists like the people you seem to be describing. I’m teaching them, so that they can have better life opportunities when they grow up, and can perhaps go further in their career. Again, you’re welcome! Now, that doesn’t mean they’ll grow up and love foreigners and that doesn’t mean they won’t have a bad experience with a foreigner (and then,for whatever reason, hate all foreigners) but it can certainly improve the negative mentality that persists in this country.

        My husband is Japanese and spouts the same nonsense about the Yukuza. I live in Ibaraki where there are many Bosozaku, these are the people Yakuza pick to become one of them, and I can tell you, all the Bosozaku I’ve seen drive past me are in fact Japanese. There is, as you know, a distinct different between a Japanese face and a Chinese/Korean face.

        I let my husband read some of this and my responses to you, he’s 40 years old and he was born and raised in Japan (he is Japanese), he wants to say this to you (this is his opinion, not mine):

        He agrees with you when it comes to Koreans getting a lot of money from the government, and he wants to kick them out but he doesn’t understand why you think Americans are enemies or “evil.” Also he says you are not a representative of all Japanese and therefore shouldn’t speak as though you are. If you want to speak this way then become a politician. He says if you were to become a politician in this country then you would understand how important America is to Japan.

        As for my thoughts on this:

        No, you’re wrong, there may be a lot of people who think like you, but I know there are a lot of people who oppose people like you too (all Japanese), so try a different tactic, because I’ve been in this country to long to fall for that lie.

        Again, you think I’m evil because I brought up something that racist, “nationalistic” people like you don’t like to be reminded of, but too bad.
        Keep trying to play the victim in this debate, I’m sure people reading this are smart enough to see what it is you’re doing and are smart enough not to fall for your lies.

      • Children Of Nephilim

        so many typos. I’m half asleep.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Don’t say this is negative mentality
        well bōsōzoku are at least proud to be Japanese
        there are not many bōsōzoku in the rest of Japan
        as if you could spot the difference while they go so fast and wear mask.
        In fact Japan relationship with USA have nothing to do with closing Japan’s border.
        Most of Japanese doen’t really have ant opignon so you can’t really say I am a minority.

        i am not lying at all, you seem to try make as if you are actually not wrong about all this, it should be each person his/her own country and no changing of country unless there is a war or something like this.

      • Guest

        Well, tough $hit, we’re here to stay. If it wasn’t for the mercy of the Americans, there wouldn’t be a Japan anymore.

        There’s nothing wrong with “wanting your country back” but getting your country back doesn’t mean kicking out foreigners, like Minxy says, there is no such thing as Japanese, and if being born on this land that used to belong to the Ainu makes you Japanese, then the Koreans, Chinese and Caucasians being born here are just as Japanese as you. Do you not get that? You’re the one who seems to not understand.

        Speaking of the Ainu, they’re the REAL Japanese, so with your logic, perhaps you should go back to Mongolia!

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Please stop saying stuff like this you are looking down to Japanese when you say that.
        You really can’t understand what being Japanese really mean
        The Ainu did not have the same history than us
        Please don’t talk of something you can’t understand

      • Just me

        Wrong, the Ainu are the ones who inhabited this island before the Mongolians came here (now called Japanese). Again, with your logic, If we need to go back to our countries, then non-Ainu “Japanese” need to go
        back to Mongolia (for me, that would be Italy or Germany, not the USA).

        Also the “you’re not Japanese, you don’t understand” excuse is an old “Japanese” excuse used when you know we’re right and you can’t argue against our valid points. When Japanese say that, it means there’s holes and weakness in their argument.

        When you go back to Mongolia, then I’ll go back to the country of my ancestors as well! Until then, I’ll keep teaching and raising a new generation of more open-minded Japanese children while getting rich off of the money my boss pays me. :)

        Also, if being a racist is what being Japanese is, then I don’t want to understand what it is to be Japanese. People like you are why a lot of young Japanese are trying to mimic foreigners and forget that they’re Japanese.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        You really don’t understand what being Japanese means, It’s too hard for you to understand so i won’t try to explain it to you

        If you think it is an excuse then you really don’t understand Japan

        It’s not when we lose an argument it s when the freiner can’t understand our argument actually.

        I am actually a young Japanese I will be 20 years old soon,and lots of my friend start to think the same as me don’t you know that far right wing is mostly constituante of young Japanese?

        All that you think is wrong, there is not a lots who try to mimic people like you

        and actually Julien Blanc made us realise that that there was a wrong image of foreigner for those who were living them.

        And the Paris syndrome is also being more and more known.

        I did tell you that i was not a raciste.

      • Just me

        ah, a teenager, that’s why you think you know everything. One day when you grow up and become educated you’ll think about this little conversation we’re having and think of how stupid and immature you were for saying such vile things to others.

        As for you telling me it would be best if I left Japan because of my attitude, first, I laugh at the assumptions you make about me as a person based on several messages I write to you, that tells me you aren’t a very smart little girl. Secondly, as a foreign educator in your country, I’m worth more to Japan as a foreigner than you are as a so-called citizen of Japan, seeing as how you’ll more than likely land some low-paying office job after you eventually graduate college (if you’re even in college), and let’s face it, Japanese women can’t go very far in their careers thanks to most businesses being male-dominated, which is something that I, as a foreign female with a lucrative language and good work ethic will never have to face in this male-dominated country. I’m sure that’s one of the many reasons why you hate us, because Japan makes it so easy for us to have high paying careers that won’t banish us the day we get married and/or have a child. So keep hating :)

        And once again, go back to Mongolia. and I’ll consider going back to my country.

        Also, thanks for telling me how young you are, now that I know you’re just a childish, immature little kid and not actually anyone with any real power or influence in this country, I feel relieved. Your prejudice is simply that of youthful ignorance and stupidity, and if you have any intelligence, you’ll soon outgrow it.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Don’t assume this too,
        I know what i am talking about because my father is a member of Zaitokukai.

        And don’t think i am stupid as exemple that i am not, i learn english since 6 years and you can see that i have a good level.
        The western foreigner can only be english teacher anyway there is nothing to be proud of.
        So now you think you must be right because you are older? you are simply wrong.
        If you say this is why i hate foreigner then you should know that this is really unfair.
        Listen at the worst if i could i would accept you but close the border.
        That’s the best i would do.

      • Just me

        Then your father is an idiot raising another human being to act like an idiot just like him. Ironically you were taught English, yet your father is “nationalistic.” Certainly people who act as though they were proud to be Japanese wouldn’t find a need to learn English. Also, don’t feel too good about your English skill, it’s a bit atrocious, and there are many parts of your writing that are hardly understandable, misspelled and the structure you’re putting your words in sometimes doesn’t make any sense (because stupidly you’re using Japanese sentence structure to write in English). Also, I can tell you can’t understand everything I’m saying, and more than likely can’t understand some of the expressions I use.

        The westerner can be anything they want to be, little girl, but for western people who speak English fluently they know they can make a lot of money teaching a language that comes natural to them. I have a German friend who can barely speak English, she works as a hostess and makes 2,500yen an hour, that’s 1,000 less than what I make teaching, and her job is a “dirty” job that supposedly pays a lot. By telling me not to be proud of myself is a sure sign of jealousy on your part, since after all, you have little to nothing to offer in this country that would pay even half of what I earn here, and I know office women only make around 1,500-1,800 per hour (since that’s what you’ll most likely become, if that), also, I’m sure the honest things I said to you previously stung a little, so keep on hating. little girl. What exactly do you have to be proud of in your job? If you get an office job, you’ll be crunching numbers at a shared cubicle (or a cold desk) and serving your male boss coffee/tea every hour, are you going to say that this type of job is something to be proud of as opposed to educating the next generation, are you delusional?

        If you think teaching a generation of kids is nothing to be proud of, then you really are as stupid as I pegged you to be. Everyone here knows having a teaching position is a highly esteemed job, and anyone who thinks otherwise is probably a moron who underestimated their own education throughout school and now more than likely works at a convini making 800yen an hour.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Don’t say this, my parent raised well and they did not brainwash me.
        The fact that i was taugh english is prove that i am not racist i am open to other culture.
        People usually attack their opponent personally when they are loosing an argument which is the case here.
        Don’t look don’t on me because you i will probably be socially inferior to you, you can do it if we meet but here it doen’t matter at all.
        you may be well paid but you don’t have any real quality for a job because you were most probably born in a country where they spoke english.
        There is a lot more inportant jobs than english teacher,
        and don’t assume i am stupid only because of my politics idea.
        I am not that smart but i am not stupid at all.

      • Just me

        You get mad because I attack you, yet you discredit an educator, bad move. And you’re right, in my country everyone speaks English, and only the best can be English teachers, however, I’m one of the few who had the courage to move to a country on the other side of the world from my own, a lot of people can’t do that out of fear of the unknown, anyway, my reward for doing that is to live a fulfilling, well-paid life. I make more in Japan than my cousin does working as a occupational therapist in the USA, and she spent six years in college and has a masters degree! Of course there are people out there who are more skilled than me and have “better jobs,” and that’s the case for everyone who works (plus that opinion is subjective), just like there’s always going to be someone more beautiful or stronger than you in the world, but does it matter? Nope! Why? Because I don’t look in someone elses garden and envy what they have, because I make more than my cousins who spent years in college, because I have pocket money to buy nice things after paying the few bills I have, because I can support myself, and most of all, because I was able to meet my husband throughout this entire process!

        Anyway, I’m not the one losing the argument here, simply, your points are invalid and are in fact racist whether you want to see it that way or not.

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        Actually, according to official government figures, Korean people in Japan are the most law-abiding. Although you say you’re a nationalist and not a racist, your claim that “…most of the foreigner (sic) here are criminal…”, which is provably wrong, show that you are, in fact, a racist.

      • Children Of Nephilim

        and since my previous comment isn’t being put-through, I’ll reply here:

        First of all, I’m one of the foreigners who lives in Japan, I and MANY of my male and female friends signed that change(dot)org petition to bar Julien Blanc from coming to Japan! You’re welcome! If you think we are all like Julien Blanc, then this is proof why the close-minded islander mentality does NOT work! Please take your head out of the sand and start getting to know the rest of the world, because you know nothing if you think we act like and admire dirty scumbags like Julien!

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        there is not only him you should be going out too with your USA’s pearl habor way of thinking.

      • guest

        “LOTS of problem caused by foreigner in Japan”
        Please explain…

      • C20

        The Peruvian foreigners dumped water out of windows in 2000. The Filipino foreigners are married to many Japanese men because Japanese women won’t marry them. Koreans have mostly always be disliked or hated in Japan. Birthrate is falling because women won’t marry, abortion is birth control and people want to own things. The “white” foreigners come from Europe, Australia, USA. Which ones do you hate of all these different nationalities? Your country wants to fix 4 Fukushima reactors without foreign help. Everyday 3 exploded reactors belt out tons of radioactive fumes, Cesuim 137, Strontium, Plutonium, and 107 other radioactive materials. Reactor 4 is bulging and will go down in any earthquake. The Pacific Ocean is toxic even to Canada. You don’t like foreigners???? Take responsibility for poisoning your own people, poisoning the Olympics, poisoning the food supply in oceans!!!!

      • Guest

        Especially the USA?! Have you forgotten your country hasn’t truly belonged to your people for the last 69 years, or were you asleep during history class?! My grandfather’s generation earned me the right to stay in your country if I damn well please, and if you don’t like it, you can pack your bags and take a rocket to the moon!!

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        At the risk of feeding the nastiest kind of troll…what absolute drivel. Have you been robbed or assaulted by a “foreigner”? Do you know anyone who has? I very much doubt it. Do you realise that “foreigners” make up roughly 2% of the population of Japan, and approximately 6.5% of the prison population? Have you actually studied any figures produced by the relevant government bodies? Or do you just regurgitate the racist crap you saw on TV (like the ONE prison where the foreign inmates make up 17%) and have been told all your life? Please, feel free to respond with any facts and figures you can supply…..

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Do you know Julien Blanc?
        Do you know that most of the yakuza have korean origins and most of the crime are also done by korean?
        Do you know that the 4 teens who killed Junko Furuta were all korean?
        Do you know that the english influence in Japan is starting to replace some Japanese word?
        You don’t realise that Japan’s culture is in a war with USA’s culture.

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        As I said, please feel free to reply with any FACTS AND FIGURES, not your biased, ill-informed opinions.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        It was all actually facts and figures.
        Foreigner in Japan are bad and abuse the system

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        No, facts and figures means statistics and the sources for those statistics. Where is your proof that Junko Furuta’s murderers were Korean? And do you mean they came to Japan from Korea? Or are you talking about people who were in fact born in Japan? All you’ve done is repeat your beliefs. Foreign words enter other languages all the time, English is full on words of foreign origin, including Japanese. A culture war? This is a fact is it? ALL foreigners are ALL bad and ALL abuse “the system” (whatever that is)? Check out the percentage of prison inmates who are Japanese in Japan, you might be surprised.Do you honestly believe that NO Japanese commit ANY crimes at all? They are ALL done by foreigners? If so there’s no point talking to you as your mind is closed. To adapt your standard B.S. reply to others that “..you are not Japanese, so can’t understand..”, you are a racist moron, so can’t understand.

      • C20

        I lived there many years and I am curious now of what problems caused. Please explain.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        Julien Blanc is a good exemple of how foreigner act in Japan, and also they often abuse of Japan’s law weakness, italian men kiss Japanese girls without hesitation because they know the girls are politically or domestically weak in Japan and can say nothing.
        foreigner that was not raised in Japan most of the time don’t fit in Japanese society.

      • Minxy Minamoto

        How many Julien Blancs are there in Japan? Zero. He is an aberration and he’s gone. I hope you signed the petition that saw him banned.
        Who are these Italian men kissing Japanese women? Without the latter’s consent, it is sexual assault and reprehensible. You could even get them arrested. Neither of those were very good examples of this foreigner problem that exists. Do you have any examples that stand up to scrutiny?
        Here’s some examples to counter yours; I’ve been nampa-ed in Japan, not but Julien Blanc, the Real Social Dynamics or any other foreign pick-up artists, but by Japanese men. I’ve been groped on trains in Japan by Japanese men.
        The Japanese police statistics clearly show per head of population that the most criminal racial group in Japan is the Japanese. By a long shot.
        I love living here. It is a very safe country generally. Most Japanese people I meet are lovely. Sadly, every now and then someone like you comes out with daft crap like that above. Thankfully, there are a lot of reasonable voices to drown yours out.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        I have lots of other exemple if you don’t want to admit those i gave
        western foreigner don’t fit in Japanese society and they don’t understand that they don’t fit in
        they don’t behave properly as every japanese does.
        foreigner won’t do anything to you it s not loke they were here because they wanted other foreign girls
        You can’t trust that statistics because if they knew the real number of yakuza for exemple there would not be any.
        Most of us will never tell you if we want you in our country or not and be as if we want don’t you undestand that we won’t express what we really think so we don’t disturb society

      • C20

        But, not only in Japan. People of all countries do inappropriate and wrong things when they are in a foreign country. People take advantage of cultures and discard rules, but it does not mean all whites, all Filipinos, all French, all Africans. Do not protest to eliminate all foreigners from Japan.

      • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

        I just suggest to close the border and stop giving Japanese nationality that’s all

  • Squidhead

    Everytime I hear these guys scream into their blowhorns I know free speech is still alive in Japan.

  • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

    This is not a hate group, lots of problem are caused by the foreigner.
    and asking country for help have nothing to do with this, helping other country is only to entertain a good image and a good relationship and so on with other country.
    Don’t always consider nationalist as racist, i think you should be a bit more opened to politics idea.

    • C20

      Muzukashi koto no wa, nan desu ka?

  • C20

    Like your comment but why do you have a name “Foreign Fool”?

  • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

    You don’t seem to consider asian as foreigner too, because if we consider that you will see that most of the crime are committed by foreigner and most of the yakuza are korean.

    It is normal to do that specially when we are angry, Japan belong to first of all the Yamato race i mean to Japanese who are ethnically Japanese.

    And of course we are all human if there were a war in Korea we would open the border to protect them only the time the war stop and then send them back.

  • Guest

    You are wrong i once saw a manifestation of the Zaitokukai and there was one black people and there was a few white too some of them were holding the Japanese flag so you can’t say they are a racist group it would not make any sence

  • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

    You are wrong i once saw a manifestation of the Zaitokukai and there was one black people and there was a few white too some of them were holding the Japanese flag so you can’t say they are a racist group it would not make any sense

  • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

    I don’t consider people having other ancestor’s culture as part of Japanese that’s all can’t you understand this?

    they were angry and did not think about the possibility that they were Japanese

    it’s obvious to assume that someone is not Japanese if he is white

    Nope of them are real Japanese can’t you understand who real Japanese are?

    Japanese were all real japanese for so long that it is part of our culture and by becoming japanese other race destroy that culture.

    If you really are Japanese inside then you should know that you should not become Japanese.

  • Just me

    because she’s a 19-year-old kid who thinks she knows everything like most teenagers think they do (read the comments above and you’ll see where she tells me her age), but I agree with your point.

    • Kunimitsu Hayashibara

      I am actually saying the truth

  • Minxy Minamoto

    I would like to thank all of the commenters who politely and firmly rejected the chauvinism and racism displayed most passionately by Kunimitsu Hayashibara. It’s interesting that all of her comments have now been deleted. Perhaps, it was just a troll.

  • http://Yahoo.net/ Bulldogpete

    I am an American. I lived in Japan for 8 years, 4 in Akita, I in Nagano, 2 in Tokyo suburb. I can’t recall the name of the other place. The only complaint that I have is that I became an alcoholic. We Americans who are a mixed bunch whose ancestors come from elsewhere, treat our undocumented and document neighbors from the South worse than the Japanese do the Koreans. We have more people in prison that the entire rest of the world. One out of 7 citizens is addicted to drugs. On the average we are more obese. Yes, these are official figures. We are considered warmongers by those throughout the world. We killed three and a half million Vietnamese and I have no idea how many thousands of Middle Easteners. Our predator drones go wherever they please killing innocent people – Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, etc. Who are we to speak. A World War II Marine Corps Veteran.