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Japan to Sign Hague Convention on Parental Kidnapping… Finally!

Although this is good news, let’s see if Japan actually follows through by not only enforcing the law but punishing those Japanese Nationals that kidnap their children during custody disputes or when joint or sole custody has been awarded to the former-spouse. Japan’s foreign minister said Friday that the new government would sign a treaty… Keep Reading

Obama Makes Good on Promise to Attack Yakuza

Well, I guess that America made good on its promise to go after Japan’s yakuza. In my previous post on US President Obama declared war on the yakuza via an Executive Order: Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations, the US names four transnational organized crime groups, including the Yakuza, and authorizes the U.S. Treasury, working with… 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

Black Tokyo Introduces Black Water

Octave One will be performing in Tokyo on Saturday August 13th at the "Raft 3rd Anniversary party" held at the "Womb" in Shibuya. The group has released some terrific music, but I would have to say that "BlackWater" featuring Ann Saunderson is my all time favorite song. 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

Tokyo’s First Lady Of Soul

Black Tokyo is pleased to present a new series of posts on Blacks in Japan’s entertainment industry. Our first story features singer, song writer and producer, Ms. Brenda Vaughn. According to information obtained from the CD insert of her latest single, “The Worst is Over,” Ms. Brenda Vaughn was born in Starkville, Mississippi, the eldest… Keep Reading

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