Adjunct English faculty Debito Arudou, Ph.D., published a book, “Embedded Racism: Japan’s Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination,” in November.
The book describes how Japan’s concepts of nationality and citizenship embed issues of physical appearance. In other words, one has to “look Japanese” in order to be treated as one legally and socially. His book is the culmination of nearly a quarter-century of research and life in Japan, both as a foreigner and a naturalized citizen. Read the book summary here.
Arudou joined HPU in August, 2015.