Black Tokyo Podcast

Naomi Osaka’s victory over Serena William has brought the discussion of who is Japanese into the spotlight. In this video, race and identity in Japan are discussed. As presented by Frederick Kakinami Cloyd, "Black Tokyo offers thoughts on the importance of Black-Japaneseness (Naomi Osaka, Arianna Miyamoto, and Jero) being in the Japanese (and global) public eye in the present, where issues of race, gender, and nationalism are important to think into for nations to create a more positive co-existence for diverse citizens in a transnational world." This video is the second of a three part interview of Eric Robinson, Creative Director of Black Tokyo Media conducted by the Japanese Entertainment Magazine Eye-Ai(あいあい).

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A look at Japan's interaction with people of the African Diaspora during the 7th, 12th, 16th, 18th and 20th Centuries. Learn about Africans and Black Americans; African samurais, Japanese that were sold into slavery, the first American to set foot in Japan, and also the influence of the Negro Leagues on Japanese baseball.

Black Tokyo examines life expectancy in Japan. The Japanese have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Should African Americans living in Japan expect to live longer?


In Part 1 of "Renting in Japan," Black Tokyo reports the latest statistics on foreigners residing in Japan, shares his apartment search experience, and presents why discrimination will remain a problem for foreigners residing in Japan.


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