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Blackan Radio's Louis 'Jaja' Boston

For BCJ's next feature, I interviewed Louis Kwame Boston aka Jaja; a long-term expat in Japan and the owner of Black Radio. With two other business under his belt and a humble upbringing, I felt it was a wonderful opportunity to share his story. Ready to get started? Could you let our readers know a little bit about you? Where you are from, how long you been in Japan and what lead you to living in Japan? My name is Louis Kwame Boston. Kwame is a Ghanaian name. It was given to me by my father. Ja

J'Nique Nicole

When it comes to working in Japan as a foreigner, one very popular track is teaching English. J’Nique Nicole, however, came to Japan specifically to sing. J’Nique is a Nashville native with a well-established track record so far. She has gone on tour as a backup vocalist for well-known Japanese artists like Ai, Toshinobu Kubota and Nao Yoshioka. She also wrote and sang the theme song [Weight of the World] for a Square Enix video game called, NieR Automata, last year. As one of her biggest

Kirk from Jamaipanese.com

Black Creatives Japan was launched for over a year, and has over 500 members. This made it hard for me to choose the first Creative to post about. Due to a very recent collaboration with Kirk Brown, it was only fitting to have him kick off this blog of Creatives. Kirk is the creator and author of the blog, Jamaipanese.com and I had the opportunity to be interviewed in his recent podcast. Kirk has been blogging for over 10 years in Jamaica and has visited Japan once in 2011. Fortunately, I had a

Introductions

Hey y'all! I am Ayana and I am a US born (New York State) citizen living in Osaka, Japan. I came to Japan in 2011 through one of the popular routes, teaching English. I started the Facebook group, “Black Creatives Japan” as a support group for fellow Black Creatives in Japan. Initially, the group was only for people living in Japan but due to the nomadic nature of many here, I opened it up. BCJ is open to black people of the African diaspora who are currently living, have an interest