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Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

February 27, 2015 // 9 Comments

Ever since the American media played up derogatory remarks on African Americans by Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party politicians in the 1980s, the public seems to refuse [...]

The Blackface Wedding

July 22, 2013 // 4 Comments

Hyogo Prefecture stretches across Japan’s main island of Honshu, from the Inland Sea to the Sea of Japan. Containing the suburbs of Osaka, the country’s second [...]

Black Samurai

July 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yasuke, the African samurai, is a topic previously presented on Black Tokyo. Check out the video (in Japanese) on Oda Nobunaga and the connection to Yasuke as the presenter [...]

The Okinawa Mondai: The US Strengthens Ties in the Asia-Pacific

July 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

As America takes steps to enhance and redefine its role in the Asia-Pacific region, it must persuade China to become more transparent in its military undertakings. “China seeks to gain “hard” power commensurate with growing “soft” power.” China will undoubtedly try to convince its neighbors that its economic and military rise should not to be feared, however, there are more than a few sources of contention and cause for worry between China and its neighbors. [...]

Enso, A Brian Parker Film, Tokyo, Japan

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is the latest from Brian Parker Film, “Enso,” the second film in the Tokyo Trilogy project. Parker writes: The term Ensō originates from the Zen Buddhist [...]

Blacks in Japan Opine About Blackface

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

With 112 comments on the Japan Times article, Time to shut down this modern-day minstrel show, Black Tokyo (BT) readers are not commenting on the BT blog using their FaceBook [...]

Thoughts on Blackface in Japan

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jirro707 sent a reply to a query posed by Baye McNeil (Loco in Yokohama) in response to a recent Japan Times article, Time to shut down this modern-day minstrel show, that [...]
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