Here is a look at Japan’s interaction with people of the African Diaspora.

This video covers information on 7th, 12th, 16th, 18th and 20th Century contact with Africans and Black Americans; African samurais, Japanese that were sold into slavery, the first American to set foot in Japan, and also the influence of the Negro Leagues on Japanese baseball.

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Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

Thoughts on Blackface in Japan

Jim Crow During the Occupation of Japan

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