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Cunning Linguistics and the Japanese Constitution

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In response to an article in the Japan Times and as a follow-up to my post and discussion on Japan’s remilitarization, the information below is presented to further discuss or argue over Japan’s right to collective self-defense.

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A View of White People in Japan

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Many expats in Japan have run into the “Oh no! Don’t look him/her (another expat) in the eye!” type of Westerner. I have on numerous occurs had conversations with Black Americans as to why this happens. Here is take on “F#cken White People!!!” in Japan. What do you think? Photo credit via The Pain Comics.  

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Racism in Japan Videos Causing a Stir

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Another view on life in Japan: [Via Medama Sensei Channel] “Is there racism and discrimination in Japan? I was surprised to find out that almost all of my high school students (about 1000 students) were not aware of the racism and discrimination that goes on in Japan. Racism and discrimination in Japan does exist, however, it…

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Japan Signs Hague Convention: Will it Stop International Child Abduction?

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FINALLY! Japan has taken steps to address what has become more than a “gaijin” problem. By the way, in Japan: “The Civil Code awards custody over children to only one parent, invariably to the mother, after divorce. This often means parents who do not win custody can no longer see their children when custodial partners refuse.”…

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Abita: A Short Film About Fukushima Children

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[Via Global Voices] “Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, won the award for Best Animated Film at the International Uranium Film Festival in 2013. Despite scarce media coverage in…

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Divorce, Parental Child Kidnapping and Parental Rights, The Fight Continues for Joint Custody in Japan

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Did you know that in Japan: “The Civil Code awards custody over children to only one parent, invariably to the mother, after divorce. This often means parents who do not win custody can no longer see their children when custodial partners refuse.” Check out the latest fight against parental child abduction, visitation rights and joint…

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