Documentary: Black in Japan


Rachel & Jun provide insight on Black life in Japan. Those interviewed are mainly Americans, in relationships, and give similar views regarding relationships, micro-agressions, etc.

Employment, renting an apartment, children and safety are also discussed. What are your thoughts?


  1. Thank you for this video. I am a Black American living in Malaysia for 2 years now, and I must say that a lot of the topics covered in this video are very similar to my experiences in Malaysia. I don't have the language problem because here practically everyone speaks some English. But, there is the stareing sometimes. I've gotten used to that though. I find that it is only the Chinese that stare. The Malays and Indians don't usually do a lot of that because some of them are darker than me. The strange thing is practically all my friends are Chinese though. Go figure! I plan to visit Tokyo in a few weeks just to see what things are like there. I don't plan to move there because I like hot weather year round and I know Japan has 4 seasons, just like the US. Anyway, I really enjoyed the video and I hope to meet some of the interviewees when I visit Tokyo on 27 October.

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