N2C2ワークショップ Workshop

2008.09.13: 青い目のおもてなし This American’s Omotenashi

Juicy Discussion at N2C2

An NPO in Nagano City called N2C2 held an interesting workshop today, and I was invited as a facilitator. The main speaker was Arudou Debito, who was born in the States but has taken on Japanese citizenship. He lives in Hokkaido, where he made news fighting a bathhouse with a 'Japanese Only' sign. The workshop was an introspective look at our own feelings on the matter. One opinion that came out from the Japanese participants was if they ran up against such prejudice they probably wouldn't fight it, but if their foreigner friend was refused service, they would protest. My hope is as Japan becomes increasingly internationalized that 'Japanese Only' signs don't spread.

亀清旅館のHPはこちらClick here for Kamesei Ryokan website

N2C2のHPはこちらClick here for N2C2 website

アルドウデビトさんのHPはこちらClick here for Arudou Debito-san's website


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