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Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

By Kinota Braithwaite, Anti-Racism and Anti-Bullying Youth Speaker

It's heartening to see the media in Japan recognize famous athletes with Japanese and African roots like tennis player Naomi Osaka and NBA basketball player Rui Hachimura

For many young people with Japanese and African roots who are not famous there's still much work to be done in promoting acceptance and diversity in Japan.

France 24 News

Here's an article that I was interviewed for by Agence France-Presse in 2021 giving my thoughts.

Warm regards,

Kinota Braithwaite

A Vision for a World Free of Racism and Bullying

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P.S. check out Mio's Wish: Growing Up Biracial in Japan a wonderful book that promotes acceptance and a more inclusive society in Japan.

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