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Black Tokyo (BT) site announcements and commentary. BT was created to provide a voice and a network for Blacks living in Japan. BT also seeks to provide news on Japan and will address inaccurate information, stereotypes and other issues concerning Blacks in Japan.

Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

February 27, 2015 // 8 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 [...]

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 [...]

My mother is your mother too.

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is the image I think about whenever people start talking about segregation and apartheid. When people like Ayako Sano spout nonsensical ideas like “aparthied is a [...]

Blackface in Japan Revisited, Sigh!

February 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Blackface is once again in the news in Japan. The last time I ran a story on Rats & Star, I presented Epic Records Japan’s Gosperats performing in blackface at the [...]
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