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Racism in Japan Videos Causing a Stir

Another view on life in Japan: [Via Medama Sensei Channel] “Is there racism and discrimination in Japan? I was surprised to find out that almost all of my high school students (about 1000 students) were not aware of the racism and discrimination that goes on in Japan. Racism and discrimination in Japan does exist, however, it… Keep Reading

Abita: A Short Film About Fukushima Children

[Via Global Voices] “Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, won the award for Best Animated Film at the International Uranium Film Festival in 2013. Despite scarce media coverage in… Keep Reading

Life in Japan: Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan (Part-two: Folake Abass)

Via Tamarahco Hen Productions, ”Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan is a (as yet) four-part video teaching tool designed for classroom use. Each part — roughly 50 minutes, chapter-marked, and headed by text-based questions — focuses on an individual Japan-based African wo/man. The interviewer is a European-American permanent resident of Japan, who teaches at a Japanese… Keep Reading

The Afro and the Origins of the Afro Pick

The Afro comb and the politics of hair: Audio slideshow The Afro comb has been used by people in Africa and the continent’s diaspora for centuries. An exhibition at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum looks at the Afro comb’s impact as both a hair care tool and cultural symbol over the last 6,000 years.… Keep Reading

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