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BLACK EYE

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Oct 17, 2018
The empty seat on a crowded Japanese train: 10 years on, the 'gaijin seat' still grates
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.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Sep 16, 2018
To black up or not to black up for 'Othello,' that is the question
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.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Aug 19, 2018
Whatever the role, if it's tough, 'Chuck can do it'
Bothered by the acting parts offered to black people in Japan, action man Chuck Johnson started his own production company.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jul 22, 2018
With Japan trip, New York teacher proves to inner-city students that sky's the limit
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.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jun 17, 2018
Turning Japanese: Newly naturalized African ex-American has skin in the game
What motivated Henry Moreland Seals to decide that he'd sooner salute the Hinomaru than the Stars and Stripes?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
May 20, 2018
Are black people dangerous for Japan?
Yes, if you're a backward-thinking, race-baiting YouTuber who fears the inevitable change we represent.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Apr 22, 2018
The hoops worth going through
The challenges of coaching basketball in Japan keep Samir St. Clair on a winning streak
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Mar 18, 2018
Could 'Black Panther' change how Japanese view people of color?
While the film may mean one small step for attitudes here, it represents a big-cat leap for black people's view of ourselves.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jan 10, 2018
Time for Japan to scrub off that blackface — for good
Oops, they did it again: offensive makeup for laughs on TV. But some Japanese viewers are far from amused.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Dec 17, 2017
What the world needs right now is more Kwanzaa
Although the celebration was designed as a Pan-African affair, its seven principles could benefit every one of us.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Nov 29, 2017
The consummation of cool is a funny business for comedian Ike Nwala
Turn on the TV in Japan and you're likely to see a black face from time to time. Rarely will it be in a drama, but on game shows, variety and comedy shows, even some commercials. I wouldn't say we're commonplace, but we're out there. And, honestly, I used to dread every instance. Still do, actually, but for different reasons.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Oct 8, 2017
Vow to 'compete at the Japanese level' pays off for Oussouby Sacko, Kyoto Seika's next head
In his rise up the ranks, Malian academic positioned himself as a bridge between Japan and the outside world.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Oct 4, 2017
Kyoto Seika's next dean, Oussouby Sacko, was schooled in the violent tumult of '80s China
Malian architect lived through protests by Chinese students targeting Africans just months before the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Sep 17, 2017
Japanese professor studies U.S. 'birth of a nation' and finds common humanity
Understanding racial issues is key to knowing America's history and, through that, modern Japan's, says Keiko Shirakawa.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Aug 20, 2017
Educator calls for better understanding of black history in Japan
On occasion, I still get asked this question: Of what value is a column dedicated exclusively to black issues — particularly here in Japan?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jul 23, 2017
Filling the void: Disseminating 'blackness' in Japan
I decided it was time to find out about the true state of scholarship in Japan pertaining to Africans and the African diaspora, and the people behind it.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jun 18, 2017
Japan? The land of opportunity? Really?
The most common question you'll likely be asked upon making a new Japanese acquaintance is "Why did you come to Japan?" In 13 years here I've been asked this question by our hosts hundreds of times.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
May 21, 2017
Having trouble wrapping your head around Japan? Help with mental health is at hand
Black Eye speaks with professionals trained to offer guidance to those struggling to cope with a new environment.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Apr 16, 2017
Architect builds bridges between the Congo and Kansai
With an otaku's giddiness, Baye McNeil speaks with Nsenda Lukumwena, an authority on Japanese buildings and head of an architectural firm in Kobe.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Mar 19, 2017
Black Women in Japan group gears up for its first big bash
Back in the summer of 2015, I did a series of articles where I profiled black women married to Japanese men, discussing the highs and lows of building and maintaining such relationships, as well as the rewards and challenges of raising biracial children here in Japan.

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At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation