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Japan & African Americans from the Russo-Japanese War to Pearl Harbor

I had the pleasure of viewing Mr. Ben Karp’s presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University in Japan on the Golden Era of Black and Japanese relations. He discusses W.E. Du Bois’ travels to Japan and provides insights to a period considered a peak of Black – Japanese relations. Additionally, Mr. Karp had… Keep Reading

Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies Revisited

The topic of Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758 – 811) and African-American scholars that focus on Asia came up during my interview on Blog Talk Radio (SML 44). Below are some of the references that I discussed: [Originally posted in June 2008. Revisited for Black History Month] I received the following question from a new BT… Keep Reading

Little Black Sambo Musical at a Daycare Center

Hello BT’ers! It’s been a while since I posted (due to the birth of my son, Sho (勝),  but I  wanted to share, with the writer’s permission, an email that I received: Dear Black Tokyo, I would like to bring the following matter to your attention. A daycare center named Midori Hoikuen (みどり保育園), or Green… Keep Reading

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