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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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Awich – Performance X Dialogue Series in Tokyo

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Akiko Urasaki a.k.a. Awich (Asia Wish Child), is curating the first episode of Performance X Dialogue series at the new Wise Owl Hostel basement level Sound & Bar HOWL located in Tokyo’s Hacchobori on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Awich is looking to work with as many dope artists as possible while in Tokyo. VJ, horns, keyboards, DJs,…

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Black Tokyo T-Shirts

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Black Tokyo Dai Ichi Campaign Welcome to the initial campaign to launch Black Tokyo – First in Urban Japan brand merchandise. With your support, we hope to present additional one of a kind designs from Japan on a monthly basis. Please tell a friend! Click here to view and share the t-shirt campaign link!

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Black / Black – Asian / Blasian Hair!

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Hair is a topic that is often discussed, especially within the Black Community. Now talk about “Black” hair when it comes to biracial/bicultural children and the conversation takes on a new dynamic. I love my Afro but keeping it conditioned and styled is not without its challenges here in Japan. Then again, finding a barber…

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