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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

Children Full of Life in Kanazawa, Japan

Here is a very different and positive look at classroom instruction in Japan. Mr. Kanamori, a teacher of a 4th grade class, teaches his students not only how to be students, but how to live. He gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the harm caused by bullying. In… Keep Reading

Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Club Story on Kickstarter

I received notification of a great Kickstarter project, “Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Club Story” that needs your support. Here is a some background on the Kickstarter project: Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Club Story follows an award winning Japanese Taiko Drum Troop – comprised entirely of kids, teens and 20-year-olds – living in… Keep Reading

Japan Opens Comment Period Regarding Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction

For those following international parental kidnapping and child custody cases involving Japan, here is some news that you can use: [Via the American Embassy Tokyo] “The United States Embassy was encouraged by the Government of Japan’s announcement last May of its intention to join the Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction.  We continue to urge Japan to advance their Hague Convention ratification… Keep Reading

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