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Blasian Narratives: A Black and Asian Intersection

  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… Keep Reading

Japanese teen murders Kadena High School student on Okinawa

The Stars & Stripes reports that an unemployed Japanese national teenager in the Takashiho district of Okinawa stabbed and killed a 17-year-old USFJ Army (Torii Station) dependent and Kadena High School student, Edward N. Allshouse, Jr., during a heated argument over a woman. [Via the Stars & Stripes] A teenage Army dependent died Saturday after… 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

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What's in your wallet?: The Zairyuu Kaado with IC chip

Debito Arudou’s article, “IC you: bugging the alien” brings up the debate on privacy, immigration, Big Brother, the use and/or abuse of technology, and well, possibly for some, unfounded fears. Debito states “new gaijin id cards could allow police to remotely track foreigners.” I sort of sat on the fence on the new “gaijin (gaikokujin),”… Keep Reading

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US Embassy – Tokyo Warden Message dtd May 18, 2009

Date:  May 18, 2009 This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information regarding human cases of H1N1 Influenza A in Japan.  Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your organizations or to other Americans you know. On Monday, May 18 the Japanese government confirmed that domestic transmission of H1N1 influenza is occurring… Keep Reading

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