Japan is not a place one would usually associate with immigrants from Africa or the Caribbean. Yet in the late 16th century Japan’s most powerful warlord, Oda Nobunaga, had a black page who served as his bodyguard and was granted the prestigious rank of Samurai.
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Ever since the use of gunboat diplomacy to open Japan to the West and Japan’s desire to learn all they could from Western nations, Blacks have had to combat negative images and perceptions in Japan.
I had the pleasure of viewing Mr. Ben Karp’s presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University in Japan on the Golden Era…