Monday, October 19, 2015

Being Black in Japan

This is very interesting. A documentary made by an American woman and a Japanese man depicts Japan as a mostly friendly land of opportunity for black people, especially in comparison to the United States. This is quite a change in this country from the language and attitudes once directed at people whose lineage was not 100% Japanese. You can view the full video here .

This year too a woman of African American/Japanese descent became "Miss Japan," an honor that would have been unthinkable in the past when Amerasians were disparagingly referred to as "Madame Butterfly tots" or "dust of life."