Foreign correspondents should not pander to stereotypes, passing overt racism off as "tradition" practiced by those mystical, hidebound, inscrutable Japanese.
Welcome back to JBC's annual countdown of the top issues as they affected Non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan. We had some brighter spots this year than in previous years, because Japan's government has been so embarrassed by hate speech toward Japan's minorities that they ...
As the Republican victory in the U.S. threatens to undo eight years of progress, a silver lining in Donald Trump's success proves hard to pin down.
American political campaigns can be frighteningly tribal while fear of the foreign permeates polls here.
I love elections. Anywhere. It’s fascinating to see how politicians craft public appeals. No matter how flawed the process, it’s how nation-states recharge their legitimacy and publicly reaffirm their leaders’ mandate to govern.
Column has been shining a critical light on issues affecting Japan's foreign residents since 2008.
Nobody here on the Community page has weighed in on Japan's Upper House election last July 10, so JBC will have a go. The conclusion first: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored a hat trick this election, and it reaffirmed his mandate to do whatever he ...
Repeat-offending Ibaraki police called to account for backsliding on the issue of hotel snooping.
After more than 30 years of studying Japan, I've learned to appreciate one thing people here do well: living in the moment.
Ordinance officially 'Japanizes' the naming and shaming of haters, which is at least a start.