Tuesday, November 08, 2005
UN rapporteur misses the point
According to an article on Japan Today, the UN special rapporteur Doudou Diene, who recently visited Japan to report on racism has made a public statement. However, I find his remarks totally unacceptable, as he has completely failed to address the real issues that confront us all in Japan every day. It was reported:
In his presentation, Diene highlighted the situation in Japan where the Ainu, an indigenous people from Hokkaido and those who were originally outcasts from the feudal era continue to face problems.
Also of concern to Diene is the treatment of Korean and Chinese minorities living in Japan, as well as the new immigrants originating from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
I am extremely upset and angry about how he could focus on the problems of the darkies and those from other backward nations living in Japan (no doubt most of them illegally), whilst completely overlooking the burning issues such as no-one sitting next to the gaijin on the train, or random bicycle checks, or fare-dodging, or playing no-speakie-japanesie to avoid speeding tickets, or - err, no wait...