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Behind the Racist Slurs in Okinawa

Two Osaka Prefectural police officers that used derogatory terms to refer to protesters opposing the ongoing construction of helipads for the Northern Training Area, a U.S. Marine Corps jungle warfare training facility in Okinawa, have received verbal warnings by their immediate superior. The officers reportedly said: “What the hell do you think you’re holding, idiot? “Don’t touch (the fence). You… Keep Reading

Afro Eric

Black / Black – Asian / Blasian Hair!

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… Keep Reading

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Hi! My Name is Loco and I’m a Racist Translation Kickstarter

Here is a project that I recently backed on Kickstarter that provides another perspective on being Black and living in Japan. “I wish I was black.” “Eh? Why?” “Then I’d be cool like you. We Japanese think Blacks are cool!” “Thanks, but, er, here’s the thing…” Show your support! Keep Reading

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