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Mainichi Shimbun answers questions on Obama's race

When I first read Yoshinori Nakai’s (Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun) article answering the question: “Is U.S. President-elect Barack Obama really black?” I thought: “Okay, this is really a dumb-ass question!” but then it dawned on me that some in America had/have/may have issues with Obama and his race: “Is he Black enough?”  “He’s not Black,… Keep Reading


Commentary: What Barack Obama means to me

When President-elect Barack Obama and his family move into the White House, it will signify moving into every household in America. Obama will not become some Black dude that moved in down the street located in a predominately White neighborhood and he and his family will not become the new Cosby Show. The Obamas will… Keep Reading


Obama is the "death-death" President?

This was posted on Japan Probe today,”The 44th President: The “Death Death” President?” by Fat Blue Man.: “I was happy to see the result of the election yesterday, as were the residents of Obama City, the little town in Fukui-ken near the Japan Sea. Apparently they had a big festival just to celebrate this wonderful same-name meaningless… Keep Reading


President-elect Barack Obama Victory Speech

  FULL TEXT: PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA: If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. Its the answer told… Keep Reading



  This was posted by James at Japan Probe: Barack Obama has won the U.S. presidential election. What does this mean for Japan? Here are a few links to information about Obama’s views about East Asia: Japan dialogue key to U.S. interests in Asia by Obama advisors Richard J. Danzig and Joseph S. Nye (Asahi) The… Keep Reading


A New Pride in America?

I read the Eugene Robinson (pictured above) piece, “Obama Campaign Instills New Pride” and felt the need to comment here at Black Tokyo. Mr. Robinson writes for the Washington Post. His column is distributed by the Washington Post Writers Group, 1150 15th NW, Washington, DC 20071. You can reach him at eugenerobinson@washpost.com. Please feel free to… Keep Reading

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