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Loco in Yokohama

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added on 09/01/2009 by: Locohama
I started this blog to rant and rave about my life in Japan but it has unexpectedly turned into something else. Itís become an opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings about life as an ex-pat in in the land of all that is cute and small. Iím a native New Yorker (Brooklynite) and a writer. I have been living here for nearly 5 years and finally I feel like talking about it. And I have a lot to say, so some of the posts may be a little lengthy. I know weíre all supposed to have short-attention spans these days but I donít and I donít do brevity well. However, I do my very best to keep my posts concise and thorough, real and interesting. Which is more important than brief, donít you think? This is not your typical journal about the foreignerís experience here. Iíve read most of them and theyíre mostly pretty happy-go-lucky written by people who are having the most wonderful experiences of their lives. I am not one of them. Maybe if I came from the countryside or something, but Iím a New Yorker. I guess growing up in NY has spoiled me. Got some of that snobbery of being a product of the Ďgreatest city on Earth,í and what-not. But, God help me, I do love Japan.
 tags: cultural exchanges, eating, writing, xenophobia

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Man, You Come Right Outtavah Comic Book!  Posted on 09/30/2015
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“Don’t Sell Your Soul For A Japanese Man…”  Posted on 09/20/2015
So says Rashidat Amanda Oumiya, the lovely subject of the third (and last…for now) instalment in my black women married to Japanese men, raising biracial children series for my column, BLACK EYE in the Japan Times. BTW...
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What’s it like to be “Black” in Japan?  Posted on 09/16/2015
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What The Hell is Going On in Yokohama???  Posted on 09/16/2015
Well, here’s one way to find out: You can SUBSCRIBE to my brand new Newsletter. That’s right! Finally, I’ve done it! I’m calling it: Locohama I will endeavor to make it a source (and resource) of not only...
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Grits and Sushi: Musings on Okinawa and Blackness  Posted on 09/03/2015
Well, you knew it was coming, and now it’s here: my FIRST piece for Metropolis Magazine will hit the streets tomorrow morning (September 4th)!! I’ve written a feature on a very inspiring and brilliant (not to mention...
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‘Are you serious, God? An Asian dude? Really???’  Posted on 08/23/2015
My latest article for Black Eye is up! In my continuing efforts to give the black experience here in Japan its due, here is the 2nd instalment on black women finding love, home, and happiness here in japan, and building families...
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  • Locohama
    Locohama 14 January 2009 00:14:05


    thanks you so much for your kind words (-: I hope I can keep you interested and thanks for taking the time to let me know what you think.
    Yeah, isn't Japan something (-;


  • SummerSeay 13 January 2009 03:51:11

    I have really enjoyed your blog. I think you write really well. I plan on putting your blog on my favorites list. I'm living in Tokyo with my husband who works here. I love Japan, especially Tokyo. I really enjoyed reading about your experiences. They are very different than mine since we are generations and a gender apart. Thanks for the diversion. I will be looking forward to reading more.

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