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  1. berry berry

    Dear Eric,

    My name is Ahmed. I am from Nigeria. I go to school at Tokyo International School and I am in grade 8. I am doing an end-of-term project on being black in Tokyo. Could you answer these questions please or if you have time would you be able to come to Tokyo International School so that I could talk to you face to face?

    It would be great if I could interview a colored person and get down his answers and opinions. Here are some of my questions for you:-

    I know from your website that you have lived here a long time. Are you a fluent speaker of Japanese?

    Do you think that the experience of a black person in Tokyo differs from that of any other group of foreigners?

    How is life in Tokyo compared to the USA?

    What are your favourite things about living in Japan?

    Have you ever experienced any form of racism in Tokyo? Could you give me some examples?

    Have you had difficulties getting work in Japan?

    Do you think being black in Tokyo is easier than being black elsewhere in Japan?

    Do you plan to stay in Japan?

    Thank you very much for your help. I look forward to hearing from you,

    Ahmed Ajileye

  2. Chill Chill

    Hey everyone,
    I am an east coast native (Philly) and have been living in Japan since about 1984. I love the culture, the food and the hospitality. As a “Brother” living abroad, I feel truly blessed to be here. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize this forum as an excellent source to stay in touch with the Japanese nation from a black perspective. Although this is Black Tokyo, there is something here for everyone. Excellent work BT!!
    Chill

  3. msinformed4 msinformed4

    Hello all,

    I am a black female who has recently moved to Japan, for work purposes. I know a little about the culture, but wanted your take on black women in Japan. What should I be aware of? How are black women treated? I have only been here for 3 weeks, and have a lot to learn.
    Thanks

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