YouTube channel and popular website The Black Experience Japan they have published interviews with dozens of blacks living in Japan.
In 2007, Laranzo “Ranzo” Dacres, a Jamaican living in Japan, premiered The Black Experience Japan, in which he interviews a wide variety of people, from a man who found “exactly what he needed in Japan” to Tsietsi Monare, meteorologist and weather presenter on NHK, the Japanese national network.
In this clip taken from one of our MFiles episodes, Tsietsi, a South African Meteorologist and Weatherman at NHK World Japan, shares his journey from South Africa to the Japanese news channel, with us.
– The Black Experience Japan (@theblackexjp) July 11, 2020
In this video of one of our MFiles episodes, the South African meteorologist Tsietsi, weatherman at NHK World, tells us about his journey from South Africa to the Japanese news channel.
FULL interview: https://t.co/yYbKrT6BIO
The YouTube website and channel was launched in 2017 after the premiere of Ranzo's documentary, The Truth About Being Black in Japan (“The truth of being black in Japan”), in which he answers the most common questions asked in his daily life in Japan.
From that beginning, The Black Experience Japan goes ahead with a unique mission:
We still have a burning desire to share a plethora of experiences (and all things black in Japan) in an effort to paint a more accurate picture of life in Japan for the black individual.
We continue to have a burning desire to tell countless experiences (and all that is black in Japan) in an effort to paint a more accurate portrait of life in Japan for black people.
The Black Experience Japan website also contains broadcasts from podcast live shows and forums where members can give travel advice or discuss daily life in Japan, and a link to a mobile app with a business directory of black entrepreneurs in Asia.
In this video, the Kenyan Ruth and the Tanzanian Grace, who live in Fukuoka, talk about how they came to Japan, what it is like to work in a traditional Japanese style pub or izakaya, mastering Japanese at a high level, and how Japan demonstrates that “there is life beyond the white supremacist narrative.”
(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1iLNdqhGKo (/ embed)