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Ishihara Under Fire

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Ishihara Under Fire

Ishihara Under Fire

Ishihara Under Fire

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NPR's Eric Weiner reports that Tokyo's nationalist governor Shintaro Ishihara, is under fire both at home and abroad for his derogatory remarks directed at illegal immigrants. Ishihara angered Japan's foreign community by describing illegal immigrants as "sangokujin," which means "people from Third World countries".

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