My Fear.

I think fear has its way of being a disruption, but at least I won't let it stop me from saying this: There are now many people who are...

Racism.

I believe I have made my interviews make it sound like racism is absent in Japan. False. It is certainly active, from what other people...

Sensitivity.

A comparison of how I used to perceive things, and how I perceive things now. (physical, speech and feeling) Physical (accidental and...

To Be Japanese?

That's a bit of a stretch. Even back then when I was living in Japan, I was never seen as a Japanese, and it wasn't an issue, because...

The Black Experience Japan.

Link to the Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKMn9L6BAOc&t=464s 1:33 ~ I had more on this part in the video. When I was speaking...

Timeline. (as of June 2019)

April, 1998 - Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan August, 1998 - Moved to America (Charlotte, NC) March, 2001 - Moved back to Ibaraki...

Anger & Acknowledgement.

Yes, I know. Almost every time I talk about America, it sounds like I am bashing and throwing shade to America. I can say I am guilty of...

Acceptance.

This goes a little bit with identity. In a sense that, my response from people asking me of who and what am I is what determined if I was...

By choice.

I think something that has been on my mind is that, it can be a challenge to see someone for who they are when they have a unique or...

Behavior change.

I remember hating the question "what's wrong", and changing my behavior just to avoid that question. Where I was raised, it is common to...

Identity II.

My identity, and who I am to them, varies depending on other people's perception. And therefore, I don't bother in how others view me as...

Brief intro.

It's difficult describing my childhood in Japan. I want to say it was normal, but now I know my childhood is not normal to the majority....

Identity.

Hard topic to talk about. Most people would say Black-Japanese would best describe me, and I agree, although it is hard to claim the word...

Adopting.

In the states, explaining my background had to be compacted and applied into those with small mindsets. Therefore everything that I was...

A necessity.

America for me was like an intense workout: the outcome is good, but in the midst of it thought I couldn't make it. #jointheconversation

Let's talk citizenship...

From hearing "I was born in Japan", it may be easy to conclude that I am Japanese. However, unlike the states, being born on soil does...

My First Blog

Wow never thought I would do this, but here I am. Please ask any questions or topics that you want to discuss about. Let's start a...