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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:
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE ZEIT GIST
Jan 28, 2003
Turning Japanese no simple process
Japan's aging society and low birthrate demand dramatic measures, some say.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE ZEIT GIST
Oct 4, 2002
Foreigner crime stats cover up a real cop-out
The National Police Agency recently announced that the number of crimes committed by foreigners on temporary visas jumped by 25.8 percent.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE ZEIT GIST
Aug 29, 2002
Questions over foreigners' phone deposit
Last April, telecoms giant NTT announced the largest annual corporate loss in Japanese history -- 2 trillion yen. More than a third of it came from its cell phone subsidiary, NTT Docomo.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves