When I read one of Colin P.A. Jones’ columns I usually think he is a fine writer and knowledgeable about his subject, but this recent column on rights or otherwise of non-Japanese and half-Japanese did have one error that normally I might have accepted as the truth. He wrote as an aside:
(like the Peruvian man of Japanese extraction who, despite having resided in Japan for over a decade, the government has been trying to expel after he was fined for dumping an old washing machine in a vacant lot)
国外退去は「妥当性を欠く」 洗濯機不法投棄のペルー国籍男性 東京地裁が処分取り消し命じる
I might translate that as "Deportation ‘inappropriate’. Peruvian washing machine flytipper. Tokyo District Court ordered to quash the conviction". Looking at the story in detail, he had at a maximum 6 years of legal residence followed by 4 years of overstaying due to a renewal refusal due to his flytipping offence, deportation, then two years later getting it overturned on appeal. I really do expect better from Mr Jones, and furthermore Eido has pointed out more issues over on Google+.