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Doing Business in Osaka

Here is a short clip of my long-time and very close friend, Rodney Johnson, the guy taught me the ins-and-outs of living in Osaka, Japan back in the early 90’s. Entitled STRUGGLE AND SUCCESS: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN and filmed by Reggie life, the program was widely acclaimed. Broadcast twice on NHK, it… Keep Reading

ENTokyo brings BLACKOUT to ageHA

Your favorite birthDai girl is back at again! Join Dai Friday 1.11 as she produces for the 1st time in ageHA, Japan’s largest club!! Dai will hold a special BLACKOUT in the BOX from 22:00~ Spinning 90s Hip Hop/R&B/Reggae Join her in celebrating her birthDai & ENTokyo’s 3rd anniversary! http://www.facebook.com/events/103089683194978/ FREE SHUTTLES to & from… 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: 

Osaka Evessa’s Lynn Washington Gets the Bounce and Scores a Drug Bust Victory

The Japan Times has reported that Osaka Evessa’s Lynn Washington has been released from custody and fully exonerated after being arrested and accused of drug smuggling. I’m glad that Washington beat the full court press, the California native has been a great American ambassador for the Basketball Japan League. As previously reported on Black Tokyo: “A very sad turn to… Keep Reading

Osaka Baller Doesn’t Score with Drug Bust

A very sad turn to what could have been a great story on a foreigner making good in Japan. The Japan Times reported, California native and “Osaka Evessa power forward Lynn Washington, the most famous player in bj-league history, was arrested at 10:20 a.m on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the importation of between 1… Keep Reading

Rental Fee Lawsuit in Japan

Some not so good news for renters in Japan: The Supreme Court ruled Friday it is reasonable for landlords to seek renewal fees in renewing housing rental agreements with their tenants. In the ruling on three lawsuits, in which it was claimed the fees run counter to the consumer contracts law to protect consumers’ benefits, Yuki Furuta,… Keep Reading

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