Humanity Through Racial Lenses:- 2021 – Autumn

Videos

Videos – Japan

  1. Asian Boss
    • Being Half Japanese in Japan | ASIAN BOSS
      • Profile
        • One of the more curious facts about Japanese society is that it is culturally and ethnically homogenous, with over 98% of Japanese citizens being considered ethnic Japanese. And comparatively speaking, there is only a very small proportion of citizens who are either non-Japanese or have mixed Japanese blood, known as “hafus.” This creates both unique challenges and unexpected advantages. To understand better what they actually face, today we’re going to meet three “hafu” Japanese to discuss their experiences of living in Japan.
      • Videos
        • Being Half Japanese in Japan | ASIAN BOSS
          Channel:- Asian Boss
          Date Published:- 2020-February-18th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-29th
          Link
  2. Melanated Files ( The Black Experience Japan )
    • 半分黒人と半分日本人のドキュメンタリー (2020) | Half Black Half Japanese Documentary (2020)
      • Videos
        • 半分黒人と半分日本人のドキュメンタリー (2020) | Half Black Half Japanese Documentary (2020)
          Channel:- The Black Experience Japan
          Date Published:- 2020-October-16th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-29th
          Link
    • “I Kept Telling Him, I’m Half Japanese, Not A Foreigner …” 私は外国人ではありません!(Black in Japan) | MFiles
      • Profile
        • In this episode of The Melanated Files (MFiles) we introduce Raimu and Ark. Both of these ladies are half Black and half Japanese individuals who were born and raised in Japan. I sat down with them to find out what were some of the major challenges that half Black and half Japanese people faced in Japan. I also asked what they thought were some solutions to those challenges and had them share their personal experiences as well. Watch to hear their stories.
      •  Videos
        • “I Kept Telling Him, I’m Half Japanese, Not A Foreigner …” 私は外国人ではありません!(Black in Japan) | MFiles
          Channel:- The Black Experience Japan
          Date Published:- 2019-December-21st
          Date Added:- 2021-October-30th
          Link
    • Being Half-Japanese is Different When You’re Younger (Black in Japan) | MFiles [日本の字幕]
      • Profile
        • Aya is half-Black and half-Japanese, and today she shares her experience growing up in Japan and her transition to life in America.
      •  Videos
        • Being Half-Japanese is Different When You’re Younger (Black in Japan) | MFiles [日本の字幕]
          Channel:- The Black Experience Japan
          Date Published:- 2021-January-25th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-31st
          Link
  3. Ike Nwala
    • Ike Nwala Is A Black Comedian Who Has Become Japan’s Most Unlikely Star (HBO)
      • Profile
        • It’s extremely difficult for anyone from the outside to make it in Japan, and it’s even harder in the entertainment industry. Dexter Thomas went to Tokyo to meet one Nigerian-American comedian who’s now on Japanese TV every day.
      • Videos
        • Ike Nwala Is A Black Comedian Who Has Become Japan’s Most Unlikely Star (HBO)
          Channel:- Vice News
          Date Published:- 2017-September-28th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-29th
          Link

Videos – Korea

  1. Kiya Boyd
    • Confessions Of A Black Former K-Pop Trainee | ASIAN BOSS
      • Profile
        • Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a Kpop trainee in South Korea? We met Kiya, a former K-pop trainee who experienced the ups and downs of becoming a Korean Idol.
        • Special thanks to Kiya for sharing her story.
      • Videos
        • Channel:- Asain Boss
          Date Published:- 2019-September-27th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-29th
          Link
  2. Alex Reid
    • What happened to the first Black K-Pop idol? Alex Reid of RaNia 라니아
      • Profile
        • What happened to the first Black K-Pop idol? Alex Reid of RaNia 라니아
      • Videos
        • Channel:- Adeola Ash
          Date Published:- 2020-October-29th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-30th
          Link
  3. Sam Okyere
    • The Most Famous Black Man In Korea: Sam Okyere | ASIAN BOSS
      • Videos
        • Channel:- Asain Boss
          Date Published:- 2017-February-1st
          Date Added:- 2021-October-29th
          Link
  4. Han Hyunmin
    • Korea’s First African-Korean Model? Who is Han Hyunmin 한현민 🇳🇬🇰🇷
      • Videos
        • Channel:- Adeola Ash
          Date Published:- 2021-March-4th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-28th
          Link
  5. Bae Yujin
    • Korea’s First Afro-Korean Female Model? Who is Bae Yujin 배유진 🇳🇬🇰🇷
      • Videos
        • Channel:- Adeola Ash
          Date Published:- 2021-October-13th
          Date Added:- 2021-October-28th
          Link
    • Life As A Half-Korean, Half-Black Teen Model | ASIAN BOSS
      • Profile
        • Bae You-jin is a teenage modeling sensation from Korea, born with a biracial background from a Korean mother and a Nigerian father.
        • We sat down with You-jin, and also her mother Sun-ju, to talk about what it’s like growing up in Korea as a biracial girl.
      • Videos
        • Channel:- Asian Boss
          Date Published:- 2019-September-22nd
          Date Added:- 2021-October-28th
          Link

 

Videos – China

  1. Asian Boss
    • What’s It Like Being Black In China in 2021? | Street Interview
      • Profile
        • Can you imagine living as a minority in a largely homogeneous society? We recently had the chance to ask a group of black people about their experiences in Korea and Japan. To conclude this series, today we hit the streets of Shanghai to see what it’s like being black in China in 2021.
      • Videos
        • What’s It Like Being Black In China in 2021? | Street Interview
          Channel:- Asian Boss
          Date Published:- 2021-June-2nd
          Date Added:- 2021-October-29th
          Link

Transcripts

Japan

Asian Boss

Being Half Japanese in Japan | ASIAN BOSS

  1. Participants
    • Alicia
      • Profile
        • Made in Hawaii 🇯🇵•🇮🇹•🇺🇸
          Medical Science Ph.D. Student | UX
          2 Time National Champion Artistic Roller Skating
      • Social Media
    • Saigon
      • Social Media
    • Shunki
      • Social Media
  2. Multi-Racial
    • Alicia
      • It is like Half Connection Sometimes
      • We understand each other
      • We are all three different kinds of mixes
      • We all don’t belong anywhere
      • To others, it sounds so cheesy
      • We have all gone through so many experiences
      • It is like let us belong in here
      • Why do I sound so conny today
  3. When I feel Japanese?
    • Shunki
      • Whenever there is a problem, I have to go apologize
      • I don’t have to really face the problem
      • I just have to apologize
      • That is when I am a Japanese person
  4. Things that are different in Japan
    • Saigon
      • Cannot just speak to people
      • I can loosen up and speak with affection
      • I have to speak to them based on their ranking
    • Alicia
      • Hand Gestures
        • Speak with my hands
        • I have to show respect with hands movement
        • Even when I am on the phone, I still have to visibly demonstrate
      • Mannerism
  5. Unlike Japanese
    • Alicia
      • When I don’t care what anyone thinks
      • When I can dress as I want to
  6. If you were to come back again, how would you want to come back, as half or as something else
    • Saigon
      • How I feel now
      • I have not ever once blamed my parents for having me
      • A lot of halves look for something to blame
      • Why do I have to get this racism, these difficulties
      • But, it is really just society, you know
      • But, a lot of halves should know you should not really be shouting at your parents
      • The halves do not want to feel different
      • They want to feel like they belong
      • It is really just the society itself
      • It is not your parents
      • You should not blame your parents
      • You should trust who you turned out to be
      • You can not change that
      • My whole mind self, how I think, who I turned out to be, is premised on being half
    • Shunki
      • I have had a lot of conflicts
      • I have had to deal with a lot being half Japanese and Half Korean
      • But, I have been loved by both sides
      • I have been loved by both my Korean Friends and the Japanese side
      • But, it turned out that I can be a bridge, as well
      • Also, there are some friends of mine, who did not really like Japan
      • But, because of the way we got along
      • He started to like Japan
      • He said to himself, not all Japanese people are like that
      • He started to get along
      • And, I started to feel this is something we can do, as Halves
      • This is kind of embarrassing, but I do wish that I can be a bridge between Korea and Japan
      • I wish the Half Kids could have better lives
      • For that t happen the world has to be more Globalized or Internalized
      • I do not know what I can do, but I do wish I can do something
      • Even if is just a little part of it

 

Melanated Files ( The Black Experience Japan )

“I Kept Telling Him, I’m Half Japanese, Not A Foreigner …” 私は外国人ではありません!(Black in Japan) | MFiles

  1. Participants
  2. Group
    • AYMU
      • @africanyouthmeetup

 

Being Half-Japanese is Different When You’re Younger (Black in Japan) | MFiles [日本の字幕]

  1. Profile
    1. Instagram
    2. Aya’s website
  2. Growing up in Japan
    • Earned – How to use what people consider insecurities, to become your strength
      • People Sayings and Thoughts
        • You do not look like a typical Japanese Person
        • You are really good at English
      • Use That
        • Use that to start an initiative on diversity
        • Use what you think are insecurities into your strength
      • Perceptive
        • I thrive better in America because I think I can put forth my skillsets better in America
        • That does not mean I can’t go back to Japan 5 years from now and help to globalize businesses
  3. Younger
    • When younger
      • You want to fit in
      • Why is my skin darker
  4. Tell my younger self
    • Trust my differences
    • Trust my difference with turn into my strength
    • I really wish I knew that when I was a child
    • If I knew that, I would not have suffered as much as I suffered
    • And, I will not have internalized it as much as I internalized it
  5. Suffered Internally or Externally
    • Internally
      • I internalized every stare
      • Every slight
      • Every Comment
    • Externally
      • People will say mean things
      • People will say mean things about me to my mum
    • Isolated
      • Things will happen that will make you feel isolated
      • It will make you feel you do not belong
      • If you know those exact things will turn into your strengths, if you allow them, then I will not have worried about them, as much as I worried about them
  6. Lessons of an Hafu
    • Be more confident
    • Change your environment
    • If you do not like where you are at
      • Ask yourself why you don’t like where you are at
      • Get a piece of paper
      • Write down why you don’t like t
      • Read it
      • And, then change your environment
    • The Hafus that live in Japan
      • It is tricky for the Hafus that live in Japan
      • Especially, the Hafus that only speak Japanese
      • They feel fully Japanese
      • But, they do not feel like they are treated fully Japanese
      • Normally, how much they are trying they full that they are not fully accepted
      • The day to day frustrations can really wear you down
      • On the other hand, if you know that there is a whole world out there that values a quality like yours, that values the difference, that sees it as a strength
      • As long as you know that, then you will not worry about the little things
      • My advice is to change your environment, and you will be alright
  7. Likes
    • Like Most about Japan
      • Nature
      • Convenient City
      • Food
    • Like about America
      • Diversity
      • Not as blatant about Discrimination when it comes to
  8. Advice about moving to Japanese
    • Research
    • Mental Illness
    • Community

Comments

Japan

Black Experience in Japan

Being Half Japanese in Japan | ASIAN BOSS

  1. Kirk Alton
    • “Your differences will become your strengths.” Very insightful. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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