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Reischauer Scholars Program Accepting 2012 Applications

        The following is via the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco: “The Reischauer Scholars Program annually selects 25-30 exceptional high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from throughout the United States to engage in intensive distance learning about Japan and US-Japan relations. The Consulate General of Japan supports the Reischauer Scholar’s… Keep Reading


Japan's Justice Ministry clears path to same-sex marriage

The Japan Times reports that:  The Justice Ministry plans to clear the path for Japanese nationals overseas to marry same-sex partners who are citizens of countries where such unions are legal, ministry sources said Thursday. The ministry will issue certificates necessary for Japanese citizens to marry foreign citizens overseas, the sources said, adding the decision… Keep Reading


Black Expat: Chuck Johnson – Kickin’ Butt in Japan

Black Expat Magazine has a great feature on fellow Detroiter, Chuck Johnson, martial artist and rising movie star. It would be great to meet Chuck and converse in Korean. I bet that would be interesting!   Movie Having lived in Asia, I know first hand how stereotypes Westerners bring with them (including myself) often obtained through the… Keep Reading


Commentary: What Barack Obama means to me

When President-elect Barack Obama and his family move into the White House, it will signify moving into every household in America. Obama will not become some Black dude that moved in down the street located in a predominately White neighborhood and he and his family will not become the new Cosby Show. The Obamas will… Keep Reading


Americans abroad can still vote

There’s less than a week to go until the U.S. presidential election, but Americans living in Japan can still cast their votes! Check out Trans-Pacific Radio for more details on absentee ballots. Keep Reading

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