19 March 2013 ~ 10 Comments

Photo Essay #2: Loco ♥s Yokohama

Photo Essay #2: Loco ♥s Yokohama

Manhattan, and the other 3 boroughs of New York City, I could take or leave. But I ♥ Brooklyn… I spent the better part of my life there, and learned a great deal about who I am in that amazing community.   …and more importantly, I loved ME in Brooklyn!   After thirty years of […]

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14 February 2013 ~ 8 Comments

好きなみんな:A Japanese-Style Valentine’s Day

好きなみんな:A Japanese-Style Valentine’s Day

School let out so I headed to the internet café to do some writing. I was about to hop on the express but it was a pretty tiring day today so decided I didn’t feel like standing all the way to Jiyugaoka and opted to cop a squat on the local. I sat there organizing […]

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07 February 2013 ~ 4 Comments

“Banning Blacks from Japan” to be Discussed at Upcoming Summit between Abe and Obama

“Banning Blacks from Japan” to be Discussed at Upcoming Summit between Abe and Obama

Ummm…how should I put this? If you’ve come here with the expectation that this headline is even within the realm of possibility, your ignorance is downright scary. Put down the remote or the manga, step away from the bong, pull yourself together and READ. A. BOOK. OR. NEWSPAPER. Ideally one with no pictures. If you’ve […]

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05 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Conversation with Ashley: Are You A Racist?

A Conversation with Ashley: Are You A Racist?

The following is an interview I did with Ashley over at Surviving in Japan almost exactly a year ago. It’s one of my favorites so I thought I’d share it with you guys. Enjoy!   Today I’m thrilled to introduce to you Baye McNeil, also known as “Loco,” of the popular blog, Loco in Yokohama. […]

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15 May 2012 ~ 49 Comments

Why Do Gaijin Clash Over The Issue Of Racism In Japan? pt.2: Trust Issues

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Before I begin part 2, if you haven’t already, please check out part 1 here. We all up to speed? Cool. OK! Let’s get this out of the way: Is there racism in Japan? Silly question. You might as well be asking is the sky blue, or is water wet. Yes, Virginia, there is racism in […]

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03 February 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Celebrate Black History with Loco

Celebrate Black History with Loco

In honor of Black History Month, I’ve decided to do a series this month on black writers who have influenced not only me but people of all races all over the world, both historically and currently. The list is long and distinguished, but I will limit my list to those that impacted me the most. Some may be familiar […]

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24 October 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Be The Change You Want To See In Japan!

Be The Change You Want To See In Japan!
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I’ve gone through several phases over the past eight years spent here in Japan… The first phase could be called my Black Anjin-San phase. I’d be that black guy inserting my two-yen into a Japan bashing session at a Gaijin bar, saying shit like: “Man, how can you say that about these wonderful people?” or “You […]

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12 October 2011 ~ 32 Comments

How Life in Japan Almost Ruined My Trip To China!

How Life in Japan <em>Almost</em> Ruined My Trip To China!

I wish I had gone to China without having lived in Japan first. Living here almost ruined my trip to China. Almost. Have you ever spoken to a Japanese person about China or Chinese? Have they ever uttered a single positive thing about either, or something that didn’t have a big ass BUT attached to it? […]

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03 October 2011 ~ 7 Comments

What Were Yakuza Like As Junior High School Students?

What Were Yakuza Like As Junior High School Students?
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When I was about 10 years old, and a student at a private school (I’ve touched on the nature of the school I attended several times in past posts) we had a protocol for answering questions. The teacher would pose a question like, “What is the product of 5 and 5?” (Yeah, they would word […]

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03 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

“People Are Stupid…That’s the Way it is!”

So, once again, I’m checking my stats and I see a great deal of traffic coming from Youtube! Clicked it and was taken to a rather high profile Vlogger known as Gimmeaflakeman. I’ve been a subscriber to his vlog for some time now and really dig his work! He’s done a video response to my post and to […]

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