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How to Manage Your Curls in Japan

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The lovely songstress Davina Robinson shares her process on how to care for curly hair in Japan. Feel free to share! 私の髪の毛に関して、よく質問されること。私の髪の毛は自然ですよ~。

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Blasian Narratives: A Black and Asian Intersection

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  Mitzi Uehara Carter interviewed Director Jivan Atman on his latest project, Blasian Narratives, a bricolage of thematically divided vignettes based on the cast members’ real life experiences. How does one navigate being Black and Asian in the U.S.? How do the repeated experiences of being read as predominately as Black or predominately as Asian impact one’s prospect…

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Loco in Yokohama: Black Women Are Winning!

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Check out the Baye McNeil’s latest Japan Times article, Black Women in Japan are Winning. The four women featured share their story and provide resources for black women currently residing in Japan. Click here to learn more about the Black Women in Japan Facebook Group and  and the women behind the 2017 Black Women in Japan Convention.

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Event: Democrats Abroad “Thank You, Obama” Candlelight March and Vigil

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Americans living in Japan will hold a series of events that are open to the public in connection with the U.S. presidential inauguration, including a march and a vigil near the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to thank outgoing President Barack Obama for his service and to thank our civil servants for the work they do…

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Find Your Bliss in Tokyo

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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…

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