When the Barbershop Feels Like Home

December 5, 2018

From the streets of Yokohama, we chop it up with Cordell Bedford and Mason Avina of Foreign Cutz barbershop in Yokosuka, Japan. Cordell and Mason are former U.S. Navy sailors who transitioned from sailors to entrepreneurs. 

Foreign Cutz info:

@foreigncutz_official (Instagram)

Foreign Cutz (Facebook)

Hometown - Memphis, Tennessee (Cordell) |  Sacramento, California (Mason)

 

Featured music by Kazuo. Song title: "Konnichiwa"

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Be Unapologetically U

November 20, 2018

In this episode from the streets of Shibuya, we welcome two talented singers and songwriters, J’Nique Nicole and Afrodyty, inside the mobile man cave to talk about their music careers, new music, and the importance of being yourself and no one else. 

 J'Nique Nicole's info:

 J'Nique Nicole (YouTube) 

Hometown - Nashville, Tennessee 

 

Afrodyty's info:

@afrodyty88 (Instagram)  Afrodyty (Facebook)

Hometown - Atlanta, Georgia

 

Featured music by J'Nique Nicole & Afrodyty

Song titles: "Black Girl Magic";  "I'm an Alien"; "I'm an Astronaut"

 

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Representing Africa

November 6, 2018

MBA graduate, Tich Mbiri, made it to Tokyo via the ABE Initiative (African Business Education Initiative) program. In this episode, we learn about Tich’s homeland of South Africa, his future endeavors, and life as an international student in Japan. 

Tich's info:

@tichgraphicxz (Instagram)

Infamism WorldWild (Youtube)

Hometown - Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Featured music by Stanford Green. Song title: "Myself"

 

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Who is Koppi Mizrahi?

October 24, 2018

In this episode, we learn how the esteemed vogue dancer, Legendary Mother Koppi Mizrahi (of the House of Mizrahi), became a legend in ballroom culture; an underground subculture created by the LGBTQ+ community. Koppi Mizrahi is also a vogue teacher, MC, DJ, producer and dance choreographer in Tokyo. 

Koppi's info:

Koppi Mizrahi (YouTube) 

Koppi Mizrahi (Soundcloud)

@Koppimiza (Instagram)

Hometown - Tokyo, Japan

 

Featured music by Byrell the Great. Song title: "Werk Ya Bawdy"

 

Shout outs: Houseofleenyc, Mega Late Show, and The Microscopic Giant (Tracy Jones).

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LGBTQ+ Activism: Fruits in Suits Japan

October 11, 2018

Executive Director of Fruits in Suits (FinS) Japan and social entrepreneur, Loren Fykes, shares his journey to becoming a LGBTQ+ activist. FinS Japan is Japan's largest LGBTQ+ business professionals network association. Learn how Loren and other members are working together to make changes for their community. 

Loren's info:

Fruits in Suits Japan (website)

Fruits in Suits Tokyo (Facebook Group)

@FinS Tokyo (Twitter)

Hometown- Flint, Michigan

 

Featured music by dance choreographer and producer Koppi Mizrahi. Song title: "32 Flavors of Vogue"

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A Story Worth Telling in Japan

September 25, 2018

Darryl Wharton-Rigby, an award-winning film director, joins us to talk about his second feature film “Stay”, which centers around two young lovers; Ryuu, a Japanese man who is a recovering drug addict and Hope, an American woman trying to “find herself” in the Tokyo nightclub scene.

Darryl also shares his experiences working with some of America’s most prominent actors in film and television. 

Darryl’s info:

http://www.filmsnoirfilms.com/

Follow Darryl's feature film "Stay" on Twitter Facebook Instagram

Hometown - Baltimore, Maryland

 

Featured music by DJ/producer Steffen Yoshiki. Song title: "Narcolepsy 2.0"

 

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Why I’m Renouncing My U.S. Citizenship

September 11, 2018

HR professional and ex-American, Henry Moreland Seals, recently became a Japanese citizen. Henry joins us in the streets of Akihabara (Tokyo) to tell us why he's renouncing his U.S. citizenship. 

Henry's info:

Seals Improvement Seminars (Facebook) 

Tokyo Black Professionals (Facebook)

Hometown - Charleston, West Virginia

 

Featured music by Streetiebaby. Song title: "War"

 

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The Blunt Truth

August 31, 2018

Foreign Attorney (Barrister-at-law), Ian Davis, joins us in the mobile man cave on a sweltering summer day in Tokyo. Ian enlightens us on what he calls an "archaic" Japanese judicial system, which discriminates against foreigners -- especially if you're from certain countries. 

Ian's info:

Hometown - Mandeville, Jamaica

 

Featured music by Afrodyty. Song title: "Sweat"

 

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Something From Nothing

August 17, 2018

Brooklyn Terry, one of five members of Elite Force, a legendary dance crew from NYC, gives us his perspective on the influence of hip hop and urban culture in America and around the world. Terry is a longtime resident of Tokyo, where he teaches urban dance (and also travels outside of Japan to teach), works as a DJ, and runs a monthly dance party event called Speakeasy TYO.

Brooklyn Terry's info:

NDS X Brooklyn Bomber Dance Studio (Website)

Speakeasy TYO (Facebook)

@SpeakeasyTYO (Instagram)

@brooklynterryef (Instagram)

Hometown - Brooklyn, NYC

 

Featured music by Rhyming Gaijin. Song title: "I Come From America"

 

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Curating the Scene: Fashion, Art & Music

August 4, 2018

Photographer Owen Rogers went from capturing nightlife and music shows in NYC to curating vibrant events in the metropolis of Tokyo. In this episode, we learn about Owen's biggest inspirations, the creative collective Tokyo FAM (Fashion, Art, and Music), and his thoughts on Japanese art making its influence on pop and urban culture in America.

Owen's info:

iamowenrogers.com (website)

iamowenrogers (Instagram)

Tokyo FAM (Instagram)

Hometown - Harlem, NYC

 

Featured music by DJ & Producer Frankie $. Song title: "Ukiyo"

 

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