Black Youth In Japan
Medium ········· Web
Published ······ July 2020English/
Over the past few months, Black Lives Matter has become the most pressing social justice movement of our times. In cities from Madrid to Tokyo, protesters have taken to streets in their thousands to join the fight against police brutality and systemic anti-Blackness. Despite the global momentum, there remain parts of the world where the voices of local Black populations still go unheard. Japan is a case in point -- despite being home to a Black diaspora, the experiences of the people that are part of it are often misrepresented, if represented at all, fuelling prejudice. This series of portraits and interviews is a step towards changing that, highlighting the diversity of Black experiences, stories and identities in Japan.