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Black / Black – Asian / Blasian Hair!

Hair is a topic that is often discussed, especially within the Black Community. Now talk about “Black” hair when it comes to biracial/bicultural children and the conversation takes on a new dynamic. I love my Afro but keeping it conditioned and styled is not without its challenges here in Japan. Then again, finding a barber… Keep Reading

Hapa and Black Asian Identity

Here is an interesting post that examines Black Asians and identity by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, a Japanese/American multicultural psychologist and author. “Are Hapa White Asian Americans? Some people seem to think hapa means white Asian American, even though it originally refers to Hawaiian mixtures and is not confined to hapa haole. I never had that impression myself,… Keep Reading

Japan is Changing by Hafu Film

Some very interesting statistics on ever-changing Japan. Be sure to check out the documentary,  Hafu. “”Hafu” is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of 5 “hafus”–the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese–and by virtue of the… Keep Reading

Blackness in Flux in Japan

I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the University of California – Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender with Grits and Sushi blogger and Ph.D candidate, Ms. Mitzi Uehara Carter, and scholar and Water Children blogger, Mr. Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd, M.A. The presentation, “DEPLOYMENT, BASES, AND THE US MILITARY IN MOVEMENT: 
IMAGINING JAPAN AND THE SELF THROUGH… 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

Black in Japan Series

Hey BT’ers! Here is an interesting video series by Gimmeaflakeman on being black in Japan. The first person interviewed in Kemushichan. Be sure to check out her FB page, YouTube videos and Gaman series.. Keep Reading

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