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Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

It is time to bring to light long-ignored Japanese readings of African American history, literature, and struggle and investigate why the story of Japanese interactions with African Americans has been muted rather than celebrated. Keep Reading

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Ike’s Top 3 Meals at American Food Joints in Japan

Rocket News provides a very interesting look at Ike’s favorite dishes from his Top 3 American restaurant chains in Japan. What do you think, what’s your favorite? Read more about Ike, his food choices and the restaurants at Rocket News. You can follow Ike on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AIC65 Keep Reading

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Children Full of Life in Kanazawa, Japan

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 gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the harm caused by bullying. In… Keep Reading

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Life in Japan: Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan (Part-One: Grace Namawejje)

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… Keep Reading

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