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Takezawa’s Comment on Black Lives Matter was quoted in BBC NEWS SWAHILI “Maisha yanakuwaje kwa Waafrika wanaoishi Japan ambako 98% ya watu ni wazawa?” (BBC NEWS SWAHILI, Jul 22, 2020) (in Swahili)

2020/07/20 BBC NEWS MUNDO

Takezawa’s Comment on Black Lives Matter was quoted in BBC NEWS MUNDO “Cómo es ser negro en Japón (donde 98% de la población es nativa)” By TAna Paula Ramos (BBC NEWS MUNDO, Jul 20, 2020) (in Spanish)

2019/04/27 Los Angeles Times

Takezawa’s Comment on Manzanar Pilgrimage was quoted in Los Angeles Times “Manzanar pilgrimage takes on broad themes of democracy, civil rights” By Teresa Watanabe (Los Angeles Times, Apr 27, 2019)

2015/05/13 NHK

Yasuko Takezawa appeared on NHK’s TV “program, “Close Up Today” featuring the war for Nikkeis and their troops (NHK, May 13, 2015)

2014/11/20 El Espectador

“Discriminación a la melanina” (El Espectador, November 20, 2014) (in Spanish)

2012/07/18 The North American Post

The comment on participating Minidoka Pilgrimage (The North American Post, July 18, 2012)
What Japanese American History Means to Me: Part 4
日系史を学ぶ その先を見出す 「最終回 日系社会の歴史から現在、そして未来へ、ミネドカツアーの先にあるもの」

2008/12/31 International Herald Tribune

“Can Obama unite racially divided America?” (International Herald Tribune, December 31, 2008)

2002/10/19 The Daily Yomiuri

“Questioning the Idea of Race: Is Race an Universal Idea?” (The Daily Yomiuri, October 19, 2002)

in Japanese

2015/10/20 Kouchi Shinbun

“Multicultural society; put it into practice” (Kouchi Shinbun, October 20, 2015)

2015/06/24 Mainichi Shinbun

Quoted in the article “Question of ‘Compensation'” (Mainichi Shinbun, June 24, 2015)

2014/12/07 Tokyo Shinbun

Answered interview questions about the advanced researches on “Race,” which appeared on the article “Race Studies and Eugenics.” (Tokyo Shinbun, December 7, 2014)

2014/10/27 NHK Kobe

Answered interview questions (interview, NHK Kobe “News KOBE Hatsu”, October 27, 2014)

2012/08/01 TV Asahi

Answered interview questions about the discriminatory remark of “Mongoloid” in the football game at the Summer Olympics (interview, TV Asahi “Super J Channel”, August 1, 2012)

2012/07/14 AERA

Commented on “The lecture of Shinya Yamanaka” of the feature article “Choosing Kyoto University instead of University of Tokyo” in AERA (July, 14, 2012)

2012/04/06 Yomiuri Shimbun

“A suggestion from Kyoto” Kyoto University Institutes and Centers (KUIC) 7th symposium (Yomiuri Shimbun, April 6, 2012)(KURENAI)

2012/03/02 Yomiuri Shimbun

“Respect foreign culture for convivial society”


“Why human beings classify themselves” (, August 1, 2011)(

2010/12/04 Asahi Shimbun

“Revisit to Showa Era: Internment of Japanese Americans” (Asahi Shimbun, December 4, 2010)

2010/09/15 Kyoto Shimbun

Commented on a 2008 French film The Class (Entre Les Murs, 2008) (Kyoto Shimbun, September 15, 2010)

2010/04/08 Kobe Shimbun

“A New Exhibition Created: ‘Multicultural Co-existence’ based on the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995” (Kobe Shimbun, April 8, 2010))

2008/12/30 Kyoto Shimbun

“The Influential Media Representation: From Difference to Discrimination: “Transforming Racial Images: Analyses of Representations” (Kyoto Shimbun, December 30, 2008)

2008/12/18 Asahi Shimbun

“President-Elect Obama: From the Racially Divided States of America to the ‘United’ States of America” (Asahi Shimbun, December 18, 2008)

2008/12/16 Kyoto Univ. Shimbun

“Transforming Racial Images: Analyses of Representations” (Kyoto Univ. Shimbun, December 16, 2008)

2008/11/13 Kyoto Shimbun

“A Wave of Change: on the U.S. Presidential Election” (Kyoto Shimbun, November 13, 2008)

2005/03/27 Kobe Shimbun

“Towards the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”(Kobe Shimbun, March 27, 2005)

2003/01/16 Kobe Shimbun

“Is Race an Universal Idea?: Towards a New Critical Perspective” (Kyoto Shimbun, January 16, 2003)

2002/10/11 NHK Radio 1

“Is Race an Universal Idea?: Colonialism, Nation-States, and a Myth Invented” (interview, NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Radio 1, October 11, 2002)

2002/10/10 Kyoto Shimbun

“Why Racial Discrimination is So Persistent?” (Kyoto Shimbun, October 10, 2002)