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ETHNICITY

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jan 24, 2021
Japan's Filipino community puts down roots and moves past its hostess origins
A minority community made up largely of women, those who have come to Japan from the Philippines have often opted to settle down here for the long term.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Nov 22, 2020
Asian Americans hope for more inclusive society under Biden
With President Donald Trump having referred to the 'Chinese virus,' many people in the U.S. have felt racial tensions rise.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jan 23, 2020
Hoping for a Japanese society in which all of its members can shine
Black Eye columnist Baye McNeil opens the new year with an email from a reader that illustrates the importance of language in dealing with multiracial individuals.
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 25, 2019
100,000 who fled Sri Lankan war can't get Indian citizenship under new law
Nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees who are living in India are not eligible for citizenship under a new law, sparking concerns that they may be forced to return to the island nation they fled during a decadeslong civil war, many with no homes to return to.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Dec 16, 2019
The push for change in the 2010s: The first step is recognizing the problem
Japanese companies have been waking up to the idea that offending some of their customers might be bad for business.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 3, 2019
China hints U.S. blacklist imminent in threat to trade talks
Chinese state media said Tuesday that the government will soon publish a list of "unreliable entities" that could lead to sanctions against U.S. companies, signaling trade talks between the two nations are increasingly under threat from disputes over human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 21, 2019
Julia Roberts once floated for role as African-American slavery hero Harriet Tubman
A Hollywood movie studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts could play Harriet Tubman, the 19th century escaped slave who is seen as an African-American icon.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 20, 2019
Hopes shattered for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees who fled to Malaysia
Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage.
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JAPAN / Society
Nov 1, 2019
Japan's shrine meant to celebrate Hokkaido's Ainu divides them
On a wooded lake shore in southwest Hokkaido, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 8, 2019
U.S. puts 28 Chinese security bureaus and companies on economic blacklist over treatment of Uighurs
The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday placed 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies — including video surveillance company Hikvision and seven other companies — on a U.S. trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 5, 2019
Diahann Carroll, 'Julia' star and trailblazer for black women on TV, dies
Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for black women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in "Julia," died Friday at age 84, said her manager, Brian Panella.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Oct 2, 2019
An interaction on the streets of Kobe illustrates what I like and dislike about living here
The insult-followed-up-by-genuine-apology experience that many non-Japanese have encountered can be somewhat confusing in the heat of the moment.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Sep 30, 2019
Say bad thing, read boilerplate apology: Japan, we can do better
A joke about her skin hasn't bothered Naomi Osaka, but there are broader ramifications from such kind of comedy.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2019
U.S. will aim to persuade others to 'call out' China over Uighurs at U.N.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help "call out" China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 16, 2019
Families of Kashmir detainees still don't know where they are, or why they are being held
A week and a half after Indian authorities began detaining hundreds of local leaders and activists in Kashmir, fearing violence after the region's special status was withdrawn, it is unclear in many cases where they are — or even why they were taken away.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 11, 2019
Via language, song and nature, young Taiwanese reconnecting with indigenous roots
The Truku elders of Taiwan still dream about their mountain home four decades after bulldozers tore it down — a classic symptom of trauma as community members struggle to accept their loss.
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JAPAN / Society
Aug 8, 2019
As loved ones in China disappear amid crackdown, Uyghurs in Japan speak out
As the global outcry over China's crackdown on the Uyghurs grows, members of the same ethnic minority in Japan are calling for help out of desperation to discover what has happened to their families back home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 8, 2019
Multiracial athletes spark debate in Japan ahead of 2020 Olympics
Amid a shifting cultural landscape, talented multiracial athletes are among some of Japan's best chances to reach the podium at next summer's Tokyo Olympics and consequently draw attention to an often ignored yet growing segment of the country's population.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 4, 2019
India calls off Kashmir pilgrimage over militant threat
Thousands of Indian tourists, pilgrims and workers began leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after receiving a local government alert about possible militant attacks, and India said it killed at least five militants who were trying to attack its forces.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 28, 2019
Thousands protest development on sacred Maori land in New Zealand
Thousands of people protested in New Zealand on Saturday against a proposed housing development on land seen as sacred to the indigenous Maori people, despite efforts by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to calm the dispute.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals