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October 28, 2004

Gaijin - What's in a Name?

The Japan Times recently ran an article about the use of the word "gaijin" to describe non-Japanese in this country. many people find the word offensive, and in many cases it is used in a derogatory way. But others see it as simply a way of identifying those who are not Japanese. On Tuesday, the paper carried a wide variety of comments from readers on the topic.
Gaijin: good or bad?

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