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

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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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Hip Hop and the Japanese Bartender

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I started talking to the owner of the bar, and it came up that I was into Japanese hip-hop. He shook his head at me and told me I needed to understand my roots.

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Hi! My Name is Loco and I’m a Racist Translation Kickstarter

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Here is a project that I recently backed on Kickstarter that provides another perspective on being Black and living in Japan. “I wish I was black.” “Eh? Why?” “Then I’d be cool like you. We Japanese think Blacks are cool!” “Thanks, but, er, here’s the thing…” Show your support!

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Japanese Vocab for Singers and Artists by KemushiChan

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KemushiChan brings us 外国人が喜ぶテッパン英語 (Japanese Vocal for Singers and Artists).

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Documentary: Black in Japan

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Rachel & Jun provide insight on Black life in Japan.

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Azamasu by ラファさん

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Check Azamasu by ラファさん. Be sure to download the song and follow him on FaceBook.

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