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Blackness in Flux in Japan

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I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the University of California – Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender with Grits and Sushi blogger and Ph.D candidate, Ms. Mitzi Uehara Carter, and scholar and Water Children blogger, Mr. Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd, M.A. The presentation, “DEPLOYMENT, BASES, AND THE US MILITARY IN MOVEMENT: 
IMAGINING JAPAN AND THE SELF THROUGH…

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Black Tokyo on the relationship between Asians and African Americans

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Catch the conversation on the relationship between Asians and African Americans, Blasian kids, the group Hiroshima and more via Blog Talk Radio. What’s your take? Your comments are welcome! Featured guests: Eric L. Robinson, Editor BlackTokyo.com; Jackie Penn, actor; Onica Cupido, Editor, Euphoria Luv; Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ. Listen to internet radio with SundayMorning…

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Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies Revisited

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[Originally posted in June 2008. Revisited for Black History Month] I received the following question from a new BT reader this afternoon. He asked: “Why do you find Japan so fascinating?” My quick reply to the question: “I find Japanese history and culture fascinating, the Japanese interesting (from a sociological point-of-view) and life in Japan,…

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Blackness in Flux in Okinawa

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Did the poster above throw you for a loop? It’s taken from a photo of the MLK memorial march in Okinawa, Japan during January 1972.  I think I will print and frame the photo for my podcast studio. Via the Grits and Sushi blog, you will find information on what is sure to be a…

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