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BLACK EYE

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
May 17, 2015
Black filmmakers 'find their edge' in Japan
This month's green-tinged Black Eye focuses on black filmmakers in Tokyo — a group of brothers forging their dreams into reality, getting it done here in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / BLACK EYE
Apr 19, 2015
Meeting Miss Universe Japan, the 'half' who has it all
Progress occurs when people of substance assume the mantle of leadership, and it appears Ariana Miyamoto is equal to the task.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Mar 18, 2015
From a minstrel no-show to a black beauty queen, in a week
From preventing a blackface TV broadcast to the nation embracing a black face as the embodiment of Japanese beauty, it's been quite a week.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Feb 18, 2015
Time to shut down this modern-day minstrel show
If Fuji TV airs the modern-day minstrel show it has planned for next month, it will shine a national spotlight on Japan's extreme ignorance about issues of race and discrimination.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jan 14, 2015
African-American community gets a voice in Tokyo
The African American Youth Travel Program NPO, which organized a recent demonstration in Tokyo in response to the Ferguson case, brings black U.S. youths to Japan to broaden their horizons.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Dec 17, 2014
Japan and others gain from Jamaican brain drain
In the last part of this series on Jamaicans in Japan, Baye McNeil speaks to a teacher, author and poet in Yokohama and an attorney in Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Nov 28, 2014
A world away from Ferguson but feeling the flames
I went through an entire day in Yokohama without a single person mentioning that my country was on fire. Of course, they knew, but what could they have said, anyway?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Nov 19, 2014
Jamaican sisters come bearing victuals and vibes
Baye McNeil profiles two Jamaican women who have built thriving careers for themselves in the Land of the Rising Sun, half a planet away from the Land of Wood and Water.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Oct 22, 2014
Another island nation, idolized and imitated: Jamaica and I
Only in my 30s did I learn that I, too, had roots, or at least branches aside from my mother's, which only extended to some cotton plantation south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Sep 17, 2014
Ex-NYC graffitist scratches the surface in Osaka and declares it 'dope'
Father of three Roler Miles, who grew up defacing walls and subways in New York, now runs a thriving spray-paint business, teaches Japanese students art and leads a team of artists at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Aug 20, 2014
A high price to pay for a little peace of mind
Sometimes it's hard to believe the American that emerged, naked and naive, from Narita International Airport back in 2004 and the person writing this column are one and the same. Life in Japan has made me, unmade me and remade me. I've unpacked and sorted through all sorts of koto (generally, things without material form such as ideas and feelings), uncovering things about myself that I likely wouldn't have if I had stayed in the U.S. Some of these changes have been minor, others major, yet each represents "the Creator's hands in molding your character into the wiser, more worldly, man you are now," as my mama once told me.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jul 16, 2014
Unpacking koto: retain, discard and repeat as necessary
Unpacking koto — the intangible baggage — in Japan has proven to be the challenge of a lifetime, replete with enough drama and trauma to keep me knee deep in "think pieces" till I keel over.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jun 25, 2014
The naked American at Narita airport
Leaving Narita, stripped of your African accoutrement and any other identifiers that speak to your nationality and sensibilities, you advance through an array of unfamiliar sights and sounds, just as brown and naked as the day you were born.

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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