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For Jesse Washington's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dec 9, 2013

There are few heirs apparent to Mandela's symbol of freedom

The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. There are a few people whose trials have made them ...

De Blasio shatters racial taboo

Nov 17, 2013

De Blasio shatters racial taboo

Another milestone is passing in America’s racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife. Even in a nation with a biracial president, where interracial marriage is more accepted than ever, Bill de Blasio’s marriage to ...