23 Nov

Responding to Accidents and Crimes Committed by United States Forces Japan

21-year-old Marine Lance Corporal. (LCpl) Nicholas James-McLean, based at Camp Kinser on Okinawa, has been arrested on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in the death of 61-year-old Hidemasa Taira. Mr. Taira was killed when his K-truck, shown below, was struck by a 2-ton Isuzu Elf truck driven by LCpl James-McLean at 5:25 a.m., Sunday, November

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11 Nov

Are You Prepared? The 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

The BBC documentary, Japan Tsunami Caught On Tape, provides us with a look at one of the worst natural disasters in Japan. I have experienced numerous minor earthquakes while living in Tokyo and even had the unfortunate experience of “The Great Hanshin earthquake (阪神・淡路大震災 Hanshin Awaji daishinsai), or Kobe earthquake,” when I resided in Osaka.

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17 Jun

Did You Know? Unknown Facts About Japan

Here is a look at Japan’s interaction with people of the African Diaspora. This video covers information on 7th, 12th, 16th, 18th and 20th Century contact with Africans and Black Americans; African samurais, Japanese that were sold into slavery, the first American to set foot in Japan, and also the influence of the Negro Leagues

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14 May

Renting in Japan (No Foreigners Allowed) 日本の賃貸事情(外国人受け入れ禁止)

In Part 1 of “Renting in Japan,” Black Tokyo reports the latest statistics on foreigners residing in Japan, shares his apartment search experience, and presents why discrimination will remain a problem for foreigners residing in Japan. 「レンタル・イン・ジャパン」の第1部では、日本に住んでいる外国人の最新の統計に基づき、賃貸物件を借りるにあたり体験した差別を共有し、なぜ未だ日本には外国人差別が残っているのかを説明しています。

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17 Jan

Jim Crow During the Occupation of Japan

Jim Crow Black/White violent apartheid of the USA, was also practiced as American culture in the U.S. military during the Occupation of Japan. A valid observation not typically discussed when examining the relationship between America and Japan. Then again, Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd presents an abundance of truths via his blog Dream of the Water Children:

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16 Jun

Lost in Translation: U.S. Forces and Crime in Japan

A recent spate of crimes committed by United States Forces in Japan (USFJ) personnel has been widely reported in both Okinawan and Mainland Japan media. Though not completely overshadowing U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, the crimes have put an unwanted and less than flattering focus on the American military presence in Japan.

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06 May

Dining in Tokyo: Vegans Welcomed!

The family and I enjoy lunch at Kyo Oyasai Bar Mei in Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan. Additional information: TEL 03-5413-7550 3F, Omotesando Hills Main Bldg., 4- 12-10, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 11:00 – 15:00(LO 14:30) 17:00 – 23:30(LO22:30) Sundays: 17:00 – 22:30(LO21:30) Map: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=35.667… Let’s Connect on Social Media: Black Tokyo Twitter Black Tokyo Facebook Black

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