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Kimora Lee Simmons Shares Photos of Family Trip to Japan

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*Kimora Lee Simmons shared photos on Instagram of her family trip to Japan with her five kids. “Ohayo gozaimasu ????????????????????????????,” she captioned the images, which is the formal Japanese greeting for “Good morning.”  Simmons’ mother is of Korean and Japanese descent, and her father is African American, People reports. The former model shares daughters Aoki, […]

How KFC Became A Christmas Tradition in Japan | VIDEO

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*(CNN) — Almost every year since she was a child, Hokkaido resident Naomi has looked forward to her family’s traditional Christmas meal: a KFC “party barrel” brimming with salad, cake and lots of fried chicken. “In Japan, it is customary to eat chicken at Christmas,” says the 30-something Japanese woman. “Every year, I order the […]

Video: Stephen A. Smith Apologizes for Shohei Ohtani Comments; Will Address Controversy on ‘First Take’ Tuesday

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*ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith apologized on Monday for saying that baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani shouldn’t be the face of Major League Baseball because he uses a translator. During Monday’s “First Take,” Smith told co-panelist Max Kellerman that the Los Angeles Angels player’s language barrier “contributes to harming” baseball. “This brother is special, make no mistake […]

Japan Nike Ad on Bullying, Racism Sparks Calls for Boycott [VIDEO]

*A video ad from Nike Japan against bullying and racism has sparked calls to boycott the company.  The ad, “Keep Moving: Yourself, the Future,” released on Nov 30, features biracial athletes and minorities of Korean descent. The commercial shows several teen girls bullied in school over their differences, but they ultimately find confidence through their […]

Japanese Legislator Under Fire for Obama ‘Slave’ Comment

*A Japanese lawmaker made a remark linking President Obama to the “blood of … slaves,” and is now under pressure to explain exactly what he meant by it. Kazuya Maruyama, a legislator from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party, was attempting to highlight the dynamism of US society while speaking in parliament in Tokyo when […]