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Mar 16, 2010, 03:42
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Japan Times : PUBLISHED FIGURES ARE HALF THE STORY - Foreigner crime stats cover up a real cop-out (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?fl20021004zg.htm) (October 2002)

Japan Times : Downloadable discrimination - The Immigration Bureau's new snitching Web site is both short-sighted and wide open to all manner of abuses (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?fl20040330zg.htm) (March 2004)

Japan Times : Students pay price in visa crackdown - Foreign students locked up for overstaying visas by days (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?fl20040518zg.htm) (May 2004)

Japan Times : Visa villains - Immigration law overdoes enforcement, penalties (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?fl20040629zg.htm) (June 2004)

Japan Times : Japan and the immigration issue - Barry Brophy and Debito Arudou offer two views on the immigration question (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?fl20040914zg.htm) (September 2004)

BBC News : Japan plans foreign fingerprinting (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4781260.stm) (March 2006)

Bloomberg : Japan Store Withdraws `Foreigner Crime File' Magazine (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aYcwt1Z7zy_E&refer=japan) (February 2007)

Japan Times : Foreigner registration system to be revised - May lead to better services, more control (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20080126a1.html) (January 2008)

Japan Times : SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS TARGETED - Japanese fluency could ease visa conditions (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20080129a2.html) (January 2008)

Many more articles on foreigners rights can be found on Debito.org (http://www.debito.org/)