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Japan Times Blogroll: Black Tokyo

Black Tokyo by RICARDO BILTON:  Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Eric L. Robinson found himself docking in Okinawa in 1981. For the past two decades, Robinson, a Marine Corps veteran, has traveled back and forth between between Japan and the United States, gaining experiences and insights from each culture that he now shares with the readers of… Keep Reading

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Japan Learning from President Obama's Oratory

I purchased  the “Collection of Obama Speeches” yesterday. The CD has proven to be a hit in Japan but I am curious to see how Japan’s political circle responds/reacts to the inaugural speech and to the new face of America. I wonder if any Nakasone-ish type comments will hit the press? The Shukan Asahi reports… Keep Reading

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90% of Japanese polled support Obama

New U.S. President Obama, 47, started his work on Jan. 21, a day after his historic inaugural address. Obama retook his oath of office at the White House because a word was out of sequence when he was sworn in on Tuesday. However, Obama has now set about to bring change. To begin with, Obama… Keep Reading

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President Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech

    Embedded video from CNN Video      Barack Obama has been sworn in as the 44th US president. Here is his inauguration speech in full. My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.… Keep Reading

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A Change is Gonna Come

A few things came to mind as the day of service in honor of the Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to a close today. One was Dr. Martin Luther King’s Prediction. Another was a song that I learned at a very early age during the Civil Rights Movement:  Lift Every Voice and Sing (The… Keep Reading

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