Documenting the voices of the African diaspora in Japan
Welcome to Diaspora Japan, a photoblog dedicated to casting a spotlight on blackness in Japan. Like blackness everywhere, folks here are young, old, femme, queer, trans, disabled. We are creators, leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, lovers, survivors. We come from every continent and occupy every register on the spectrum.
About Diaspora Japan
Who we are. What we do.
Diaspora Japan, established in 2018, was born out of a desire to address the scarcity of diverse perspectives from the African diaspora and motivated by a driving urge to catalogue the manifold experiences of people of African descent living in Japan.
It is a photo and interview series where we sit down with Black folks from all backgrounds and walks of life who, whether temporary or permanent, transplant or native, call Japan "home".
Our storytellers share with us their impressions, experiences, and histories, digging into how by birth or migration they came to be in Japan, what their day-to-day lives consist of, and how they find ways to survive, and thrive, in Japan.
Check in every Saturday morning Japanese Standard Time for new, full-length interviews. The #BlackinPublic street interviews are uploaded intermittently as new content is available.
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