For some reason or other, I have an urge to post about this Japan Probe entry from November 2010:
The Japanese blogger behind the Sora blog called up the manufacturer of the product and told them about some of the complaints non-Japanese have made about the “Hello Gajin-san” set. The company representative said it was the first time the company had ever received a complaint about that product.
Furthermore, a commenter with a Japanese name notes:
I complained about 10 days ago. Customer service sent me a message. They are in the process of changing the name.
Anyway, I think Japan Probe can claim credit for the 外人 to 外国人 change. Who else is covering this issue and archiving it?