Award-Winning Short Film Perfectly Captures the Racism Experienced By a Young Black Student in Japan

Racism — subtle or otherwise — is an open secret in Japan’s largely homogeneous society.

While it can be argued that such behavior may have been born more out of ignorance than hate, it leaves many foreigners who wish to immerse themselves in the many beautiful facets of Japanese culture very unwelcome.

Having experienced prejudice and discrimination first hand during his six-year stay in the country, African-American filmmaker Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, from Texas, chose to tackle the...

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