If you're a conspicuous non-Japanese living in the country, then you've likely experienced the empty-seat phenomenon with varying frequency and intensity.
For Baye McNeil's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
As a Tokyo theater offers another Othello in blackface, Baye McNeil argues that breaking out the shoe polish is the laziest yet most problematic option.
Bothered by the acting parts offered to black people in Japan, action man Chuck Johnson started his own production company.
In an epic feat of fundraising, teacher Eric Jordan has completed his mission to bring some less-than-privileged students from Brownsville, Brooklyn, to Japan.
What motivated Henry Moreland Seals to decide that he'd sooner salute the Hinomaru than the Stars and Stripes?
Yes, if you're a backward-thinking, race-baiting YouTuber who fears the inevitable change we represent.
The challenges of coaching basketball in Japan keep Samir St. Clair on a winning streak
While the film may mean one small step for attitudes here, it represents a big-cat leap for black people's view of ourselves.
Oops, they did it again: offensive makeup for laughs on TV. But some Japanese viewers are far from amused.
Although the celebration was designed as a Pan-African affair, its seven principles could benefit every one of us.