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For Baye McNeil's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Soul music's icons bow down to King

May 8, 2016

Soul music's icons bow down to King

In 2011, consummate music curator Questlove tweeted how impressed he was by the debut EP from Minneapolis-based soul trio King. And according to its members — twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and their friend Anita Bias — the compliment took them from obscurity ...

Dan teaches us how to be 'the man' in Japan

| Oct 18, 2015

Dan teaches us how to be 'the man' in Japan

Every time I turn around, it seems, people are always asking me, “Do you know Dan Smith?” Or, they’ll assume I already know him — what with his being black, working in the media and living in Japan for, like, forever and all. Sometimes ...

'Are you serious, God? An Asian dude? Really?'

| Aug 23, 2015

'Are you serious, God? An Asian dude? Really?'

When I approached Tara Kamiya — a 38-year-old housewife, mother of three biracial kids and self-professed workforce dodger — about being interviewed for this story, explaining to her the goal not only of this series (about black women and their Japanese guys) but of ...