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SaikyoJoe

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Besides the military bases / trainees, are there a lot of black people living in japan?

I saw a couple of likely sub-saharan africans on the subway the other day. They were fluent in Nihongo.
 

Transformer5

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You get Africans coming over to do factory work and that kind of thing. There are a lot of them in Roppongi and Kabukicho running bars, and employing African touts to hassle people on the streets to go drinking in them.

Demography of Japan - Wikipedia

Hard to believe that there were only 140 registered Nigerians in Japan in 1990. How times change.
 

thomas

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This used to be a great resource on "black issues" in the late 90s/early 2000s: Craig Nine's Black Tokyo. It seems the website has meanwhile become property of Black Tokyo, Inc., but they still feature a series of interesting articles on Africans in Japan.
 
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