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Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

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It is time to bring to light long-ignored Japanese readings of African American history, literature, and struggle and investigate why the story of Japanese interactions with African Americans has been muted rather than celebrated.

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Enso, A Brian Parker Film, Tokyo, Japan

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Here is the latest from Brian Parker Film, “Enso,” the second film in the Tokyo Trilogy project. The term Ensō originates from the Zen Buddhist concept of a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

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Thoughts on Blackface in Japan

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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 addresses a planned Fuji TV performance by the group Rats & Star on March 7, 2015. In the Japan Times piece, McNeil writes: Or,…

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