外国人地方参政権と根強い差別 Suffrage for foriegners in local elections and deep set prejudice

伊丹空港です・・・はい!又来ました。すしを食べて今から成田経由でシドニーに帰ります。6ヶ月ぶりで、非常に楽しみです。
昨夜、PCでYou Tubeを見ました。外国人の地方参政権の反対派警察と激しくもみ合う映像を見ました。きっとテレビでは見せれないでしょうね?そして、今朝、出発する前にテレビで外国人参政権の議論会を見ました。誰一人も賛成しません。と言うか賛成している人はテレビで公に言わない・・・臆病者ばかりでがっかりしました。日本はそれだけ差別が根深いと思うと悲しくてたまらなくなりました。これで一般永住権の私に地方参政権が当たられても怖くて投票所に行けないと思うね・・・・
私としては地方参政権より2重国籍を認めたら問題がすぐ解決すると思います。その時私も日本の国籍を取ります。
しかし、日本は何ひとつも前に進まない・・
金曜日にシドニーで聴率の高いラジオ番組に出る・・・日本の良いこと何が言えるかしら・・・
差別的な日本から少し離れたいと思います。
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I am at Osaka Airport again,  I have had my sushi and this time I am on route to Sydney.I haven’t been back for 6 months and I must say…..I am excited!
Last night I “stumbled” across a concerning video on You Tube, It was footage of Japanese police trying to control extremely agitated protesters, they were from the right wing and were demonstrating the against giving permanent resident foreigners the right to vote in local elections. The video itself will not be shown on TV it was too disturbing. Then this morning I watched a TV programme concerning the same issue. Some of the commentators actually support giving foreigners the vote but on national TV they didn’t have the gumption to say they did! A bunch of cowards! All of this goes to show how deep rooted discrimination against forefingers in Japan actually is…..somedays you can handle it and some days you can’t. I can’t handle it today and I am REALLY glad I am going back to Australia for a holiday.
I support dual nationality rather than giving foreigners the right to vote in the local elections, from what I have seen and heard even if I was given the vote I wonder how safe it would be for me to go to the polling station??
I am going on the ABC radio on Friday….I really hope I am going to be able to say something positive about Japan…..
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