Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

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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 to think any further, but take it for…

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,…

Thoughts on Blackface in Japan

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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 addresses a planned…

Blackface in Japan Revisited, Sigh!

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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 Cotton Club in…

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…