Thanks for all your input to the previous manifesto post!
Now, I’ve thought a bit more, and I think the watchword I want is "constructive". Both Tepido.org and Debito.org could be seen as "destructive", so I think trying to make a positive contribution (to what?) is a noble endeavour. Sparked by the discussion around Govinda Prasad Mainali, it seems a number of my readers go further than just the English press and a quick online Japanese newspaper search, thus perhaps we can arrive at a fuller understanding of news past just the headlines. One of the reasons for posting about the Mr Mainali story is that I suspect other sites may see this as just "The Japanese fitting up The Gaijin again", thus I wanted to try to present a fuller story. (Note: It of course seems very clearly a case of the Japanese prosecution and one of two judges fitting up a foreigner in a vulnerable position.)
So, with that in mind, if we get a good discussion going about various issues, it would be useful to summarise the output and produce a FAQ-like highlight of the matter at hand. Furthermore, sharing the output through somewhere like Google Docs and placing them under some form of Creative Commons licence would mean that they can outlive this blog.