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Life in Japan: Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan (Part-One: Grace Namawejje)

Via Tamarahco Hen Productions, “Being BLACK, AFRICAN and FE/MALE in Japan is a (as yet) four-part video teaching tool designed for classroom use. Each part — roughly 50 minutes, chapter-marked, and headed by text-based questions — focuses on an individual Japan-based African wo/man. The interviewer is a European-American permanent resident of Japan, who teaches at a… Keep Reading

Yasuke, the Black Samurai

Japan is not a place one would usually associate with immigrants from Africa or the Caribbean. Yet in the late 16th century Japan’s most powerful warlord, Oda Nobunaga, had a black page who served as his bodyguard and was granted the prestigious rank of Samurai. Keep Reading

Black Tokyo on the relationship between Asians and African Americans

Catch the conversation on the relationship between Asians and African Americans, Blasian kids, the group Hiroshima and more via Blog Talk Radio. What’s your take? Your comments are welcome! Featured guests: Eric L. Robinson, Editor BlackTokyo.com; Jackie Penn, actor; Onica Cupido, Editor, Euphoria Luv; Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ. Listen to internet radio with SundayMorning… Keep Reading

Immigration officers heading to court over Ghanaian that died in custody

Here is a follow-up to a previous BT story on Awudu Samad Abubakar (a.k.a. Mc Barry), A Ghanaian Prince Dies In Custody of Japanese Immigration, as reported by the Japan Times: Chiba police have turned over to prosecutors their case against 10 immigration officers suspected of being involved in the death of a Ghanaian deportee… Keep Reading

Roppongi Club Wall Street Owner Arrested

Mohamed Abubaka and seven others of the popular night spots, Wall Street, were arrested for illegal operations. Authorities charge that the  late night hotspot was to operate as a bar but instead operated illegally as a dance club. Four Wall Street locations were shutdown in the bust WALL STREET BAR WALL STREET HOUSE RELATED LINKS… Keep Reading

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