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Well known/Famous Foreigners that are living in Japan

miki78

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Ken Shamrock and Hulk Hogan lived in Japan i think Ken Shamrock still does
 

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BoA is S Korean born pop singer presently popular in Japan,she speaks fluent Korean and Japanese.
 

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Another ナ?Oツ人ニ耽ニ椎槌停?愴暖 doinkies sees on various shows is Thane Camus, who was born in New York.

Steven Seagal also lived in Japan for a bit before becoming famous. His Japanese is really doinky though. :p
 

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www.debito.org ..... The infamous civil-rights advocate against racism in Japan.


David Aldwinckle strikes me as a phony-doink with conflicted informations on his college credentials and contradicted stories on how he met his Japanese wife.
 
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www.debito.org ..... The infamous civil-rights advocate against racism in Japan.
David Aldwinckle strikes me as a phony-doink with conflicted informations on his college credentials and contradicted stories on how he met his Japanese wife.

Who is it?
I do not know him
I think that a Japanese of 99.99% does not know him.
😊
 

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Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers

"Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers was born and raised in the USA and moved to Japan in 1984. He is the president of a mass-media production company and also runs a talent agency in Japan."


If I'm not mistaken he was a media personality for a while in Japan.
How widespread he was, I do not know.
I came across him while searching for pics of vending machines
and came to an article he had written for the LewRockwell website.
(It's a "libertarian" website)
 

gaijinalways

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Hiroyuki N. posted
I think that a Japanese of 99.99% does not know him.

Debito is a social activist in Japan for especially foreign residents' rights, and since what he does is seemingly below the radar of many Japanese, yes he is not well known to Japanese living here. To some foreginers living here, he is legend (as a devil or a god, I'll let you choose).
 

Mikawa Ossan

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I first came to know of Debito from this forum. Personally, I can't imagine why he ever decided to become a citizen here, seeing as how he seems to be so miserable.
 

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I wanted to add (but it is past being able to edit),

that Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers has the distinction of being fired from each of Tokyo's five FM radio station in Tokyo – three times from InterFM. He refused to stop making anti-war protests on his sponsored radio shows.

(But he is apparently back on InterFM for a fourth time)
 
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gaijinalways

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Mikawa O. posted [
I first came to know of Debito from this forum. Personally, I can't imagine why he ever decided to become a citizen here, seeing as how he seems to be so miserable.

Actually he enjoys living here, he is obviously more bothered (and affected) by some of the discrimanatory policies here than you are. The difference is, he actually does something about it (rather than just talking about it).

Many Japanese find his approach 'too in their face' (in America his approach would be labeled as mildly assertive). He doesn't break the laws to make his points, rather he tries to negotiate with violators before resorting to the courts as a last resort to change some illegal behaviour practiced by landlords, store owners, etc..in Japan. He is also active with labor unions here, which do protest for rights for everybody, regardless of nationality.
 

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I don't like him, but I highly respect him, for he has a bit different attitude agianst the controversial Tokyo Gov. Ishihara. I find tons of adovocates, Japanese or not, who claim Ishihara is just a racist, far-right evil or whatever but Debito carefully listens to what Ishihara said and does not disagree with everything just because Ishihara is a bit too outspoken.

If the racism would be critically rampant in Japan, I hope gaijin right activists will upload their books, picture books or whatever on the net, of course the copy-right should be retained, then the world would be better.
Without saying Arctic Monkeys, everybody will buy their works if they are good to read.
 

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I personally find Ishihara a step below the other rightwingers who are more mainstream LDPs (what's liberal about it?). But, that being said, Ishihara aggresively does try to improve the city's finances and unlike a lot of other Japanese politicians doesn't back down easily. One comment in an interview with him published in the Japan Times (I think last year) was that Ishihara did more in one term as governor (his first term) than many politicians do in a lifetime.

That being said, I wish he would pick his causes a little more carefully, and surgically have his right foot removed from his mouth, where it often seems to be (and you thought Abe was a hawk?!).
 

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Here's a poll that may be interesting to see in this thread. These are all foreign born residents of Japan and the score is based on whether the Japanese people polled would like to go on holiday with them.
Q: Which foreign-born famous person would you like to go with on an overseas holiday?
Famous person Birthplace Score
Thane Camus New York, USA 100
Yoon Son Ha South Korea 75.8
Takeshi Kaneshiro Taiwan 61.8
Risa Stegmayer Indiana, USA 61.1
BoA South Korea 52.9
Kane Kosugi Los Angeles, USA 38.5
Panzetta Girolamo Italy 35.0
Yinlin of Joytoy Taiwan 28.0
Agnes Chan China 25.8
Bobby Valentine Connecticut, USA 22.9
Daniel Kahl California, USA 21.0
Dave Spector Illinois, USA 17.8
KONISHIKI Hawaii, USA 15.0
Kent Gilbert Idaho, USA 14.3
Carlos Ghosn Brazil 13.4
Kent Derricott Utah, USA 11.5
Osuman Sankhon Guinea 11.5
Peter Frankl Hungary 10.2
Marcia Brazil 9.9
Katsunori Kotooshuu Bulgaria 8.0
Bobby Ologun Nigeria 7.6
Bob Sapp Colorado, USA 7.0
Caiya Illinois, USA 6.7
Akinori Asashoryu Mongolia 6.7
Taro Akebono Hawaii, USA 5.4
Anton Wicky Sri Lanka 5.4
Zomahoun Idossou Rufin Benin 4.5
Ivica Osim Croatia 2.9
Randy Muscle Iran 2.5
Baruto Kaito (Kaido Hoovelson) Estonia 1.9
Source: http://whatjapanthinks.com/2006/08/
 

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Zico (football) is the most well known Brazilian in Japan.
As player, he contributed to the development of the Japanese football.
 

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Here's a poll that may be interesting to see in this thread. These are all foreign born residents of Japan and the score is based on whether the Japanese people polled would like to go on holiday with them.

sorry for being stupid.. but does this list counts like ''i would go with him to his country''? because i see mistake with one name.. doesn't match with country...

:eek:
 
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