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Black Tokyo Monogatari: Stereotypical Black Women in Japan

With the latest “look at me, I’m in blackface” misunderstanding” or as I like to call it “Black Ships and Blackface, How Perry Opened Japan to the West,” and yet another prominent columnist praising racial segregation under apartheid as a model for Japanese immigration policy in a leading right-wing Japanese newspaper, the Sankei Shimbun, it… Keep Reading


Don't believe the hype! Swine flu & the Japanese Economy

Ken Worsley writes on blog, Japan Economy News, that the Japanese media is putting another spin on their spin on the H1N1 virus and the economy. Check out what he has to say. “An article published yesterday at the Japan Times opens by telling us that the H1N1 swine flu virus is hurting industries such as… Keep Reading

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


Three Major Japanese Newspapers Collectively Introduce iPhone/iPod App

Asiajin reports: The three major Japanese newspaper companies in the Nikkei-Asahi-Yomiuri Internet Business Partnership introduced their free iPhone/iPod app on Wednesday, enabling news stories from these papers to be read side by side. The partnership was formed almost a year ago to launch a website bringing news stories from the three different papers together in… Keep Reading


Vicious crimes against children increasing

Akira Sakuta, criminal psychologist and guest professor at Seigakuin University reports on the sharp increase in crimes against children. You can read additional information on this by checking out the post Child Prostitution & Child Porn in Japan. Criminal activities against children have occurred in succession. According to the National Police Agency, the number of… Keep Reading


More Black Face in Japan

No matter how many times I see pictures like the one above hit the Japanese media, it seems like “some” people here still don’t get it! Previously there was uproar over the Tokyo Metropolitan Government discriminatory depictions of blacks in their Earthquake Pamphlet, corporations using racist language and imagery in advertising and of course a few music… Keep Reading

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