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Did You Know? Unknown Facts About Japan

Here is a look at Japan’s interaction with people of the African Diaspora. This video covers information on 7th, 12th, 16th, 18th and 20th Century contact with Africans and Black Americans; African samurais, Japanese that were sold into slavery, the first American to set foot in Japan, and also the influence of the Negro Leagues… Keep Reading

Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

It is time to bring to light long-ignored Japanese readings of African American history, literature, and struggle and investigate why the story of Japanese interactions with African Americans has been muted rather than celebrated. 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

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Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies Revisited

[Originally posted in June 2008. Revisited for Black History Month] I received the following question from a new BT reader this afternoon. He asked: “Why do you find Japan so fascinating?” My quick reply to the question: “I find Japanese history and culture fascinating, the Japanese interesting (from a sociological point-of-view) and life in Japan,… Keep Reading

First Fridays & Black History Month Launch Party

Hello BT’ers! Here is the first of seven events planned by the Tokyo Black Professionals to celebrate Black History Month. The seven-event series kicks off with First Fridays! BTW, I will post various articles relating to Black History Month and of course being Black in Asia during the month of February. Have something to contribute?… Keep Reading

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