Blacks in Japan Opine About Blackface

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With 112 comments on the Japan Times article, Time to shut down this modern-day minstrel show, Black Tokyo (BT) readers are not commenting on the BT blog using their FaceBook or Google+ accounts. However,…

Black Tokyo Monogatari: Stereotypical Black Women in Japan

With the latest “look at me, I’m in blackface” misunderstanding” or as I like to call it “Black Ships and Blackface, How Perry Opened Japan to the West,” and yet another prominent columnist praising…

Cunning Linguistics and the Japanese Constitution

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In response to an article in the Japan Times and as a follow-up to my post and discussion on Japan’s remilitarization, the information below is presented to further discuss or argue over Japan’s right to collective self-defense. Background: I had…

Children Full of Life in Kanazawa, Japan

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Here is a very different and positive look at classroom instruction in Japan. Mr. Kanamori, a teacher of a 4th grade class, teaches his students not only how to be students, but how to live. He…

Parental Kidnapping Treaty in Effect for Japan

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Via the Stars & Stripes – Pacific: A treaty aimed a preventing cross-border parental kidnapping takes effect Tuesday in Japan after years of pressure from the international community. The Hague Convention on the Civil…