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Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

February 27, 2015 // 9 Comments

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 [...]

Enso, A Brian Parker Film, Tokyo, Japan

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is the latest from Brian Parker Film, “Enso,” the second film in the Tokyo Trilogy project. Parker writes: The term Ensō originates from the Zen Buddhist [...]

Thoughts on Blackface in Japan

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

My mother is your mother too.

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is the image I think about whenever people start talking about segregation and apartheid. When people like Ayako Sano spout nonsensical ideas like “aparthied is a [...]
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