Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

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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 to think any further, but take it for…

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…

Black Tokyo Monogatari: Stereotypical Black Women in Japan

With the latest “look at me, I’m in blackface” misunderstanding” or as I like to call it “Black Ships and Blackface, How Perry Opened Japan to the West,” and yet another prominent columnist praising…

Blackface in Japan Revisited, Sigh!

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Blackface is once again in the news in Japan. The last time I ran a story on Rats & Star, I presented Epic Records Japan’s Gosperats performing in blackface at the Cotton Club in…

Black Tokyo Presents: Pegasus 303 Mix 055 with Mr. Clean – Techno, Tech House

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Playlist:1. Take it Back (Original Mix) – Jon Sine [Kindisch]2. Dropkick (Wally Lopez Remix) – Namito [Love Harder Records]3. Juggling (Original Mix) – SIMBA [Carton-Pate Records]4. Strongship (Original Mix) – Benja & Reto Ardour…