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Visit Japan soon or you may not be able to December 30, 2006

Posted by Al in : politics,travel , trackback

The nationalist right is rising in Japan, already there are places which will only allow entry to Japanese, not to foreigners, and soon this ethic may start to spread to the rest of Japan. Although there is a large indifferent middle class at the moment, the youth of today is being targetted with “patriotic” (read this as nationalistic/xenophobic) messages that will probably skew the nation’s outlook towards isolationism in about 10 years. I really want to visit Japan, but I’m already aware that I have probably missed the best time to do so, and that if I don’t go soon then Japan may be a very cold, and uninviting place to visit.

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