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TUJ Lecture Series: New World Law & Order

Recent political protests worldwide highlight the seemingly endless struggle between government interests in preventing crime, maintaining public order and protecting national security balanced against negatively impacting individual civil liberties and minority communities. Be sure to check out the upcoming Temple University, Japan Campus Lecture Series, New World Law & Order: Profile, Protest, and Social Justice hosted… Keep Reading

Jim Crow During the Occupation of Japan

Jim Crow Black/White violent apartheid of the USA, was also practiced as American culture in the U.S. military during the Occupation of Japan. A valid observation not typically discussed when examining the relationship between America and Japan. Then again, Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd presents an abundance of truths via his blog Dream of the Water Children:… Keep Reading

Find Your Bliss in Tokyo

In Finding Your Bliss in Tokyo, Jason Gatewood writes: Tokyo is often called the world’s most densely populated megacity and with good reason. Roughly 30 million people—10 percent of Japan’s total population—live in the 60-kilometer radius around Greater Tokyo. With so many people living in such close quarters, you’d think there would be little opportunity… Keep Reading

Awich – Performance X Dialogue Series in Tokyo

Akiko Urasaki a.k.a. Awich (Asia Wish Child), is curating the first episode of Performance X Dialogue series at the new Wise Owl Hostel basement level Sound & Bar HOWL located in Tokyo’s Hacchobori on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Awich is looking to work with as many dope artists as possible while in Tokyo. VJ, horns, keyboards, DJs,… Keep Reading

Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Revision

ARTICLE XVI: It is the duty of members of the United States armed forces, the civilian component, and their dependents to respect the law of Japan and to abstain from any activity inconsistent with the spirit of this Agreement, and, in particular, from any political activity in Japan. THE U.S. – JAPAN STATUS OF FORCES… Keep Reading

Black / Black – Asian / Blasian Hair!

Hair is a topic that is often discussed, especially within the Black Community. Now talk about “Black” hair when it comes to biracial/bicultural children and the conversation takes on a new dynamic. I love my Afro but keeping it conditioned and styled is not without its challenges here in Japan. Then again, finding a barber… Keep Reading

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