Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Crime and criminals, how many of us foreigners here in Japan are offenders. If you believe some politians here, we all are!

"Foreigners are all sneaky thieves. As Tokyo Gov Ishihara has cracked down on them, they have flowed into Kanagawa Prefecture."
Kanagawa Gov Shigefumi Matsuzawa, during a campaign speech Sunday.

Now, if you want to read about how some others are feeling about these kinds of comments, look at the Economist. A really interesting article on how this phobic attitude will affect the economy. Will racism and zenophobia
hurt them in the pocket?
Yup. I can only hope so.

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