Renho and the 'pure blood' mythos

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 17, 2016

Renho and the 'pure blood' mythos

by Philip Brasor

Despite the best efforts of certain individuals on Twitter, lawmaker Renho became the head of the Democratic Party last Thursday. Of course, those loosely linked online individuals that are sometimes referred to as netto uyo (internet right-wingers) don't really care about the DP, but ...

Texas Sen. Cruz vows to renounce Canadian citizenship

World / Politics Aug 20, 2013

Texas Sen. Cruz vows to renounce Canadian citizenship

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship. "Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship," ...

The year for non-Japanese in '12: a top 10

Issues | JUST BE CAUSE Jan 1, 2013

The year for non-Japanese in '12: a top 10

by Debito Arudou

Back by popular demand, here is JBC's roundup of the top 10 human rights events that most affected non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan in 2012, in ascending order. Bubbling under • China's anti-Japan riots (September) and Senkaku-area maneuvers (October to now). • North Korea's missile test timed ...