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Why Japan?

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Eye-Ai Magazine interviews Zurui, the Black Tokyo Creative Director. As you may know, Black Tokyo started as an online forum in 1999. The website has evolved from a forum and is now brand that disseminates information via various popular social media platforms. Eye-Ai is the only monthly publication in English devoted entirely to Japanese entertainment…

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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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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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Hapa and Black Asian Identity

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Here is an interesting post that examines Black Asians and identity by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, a Japanese/American multicultural psychologist and author. “Are Hapa White Asian Americans? Some people seem to think hapa means white Asian American, even though it originally refers to Hawaiian mixtures and is not confined to hapa haole. I never had that impression myself,…

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