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All-girl pop sensation AKB48 member Sayaka Akimoto, who is half Japanese and half Filipino, garners a great deal of favorable attention here Authentic Yanni Gourde Jersey , while in the world of sports, Indo-Japanese soccer star Arata Izumi from Yamaguchi Prefecture, who currently plays for Pune F.C. in the I-League and represents his national team there, is still revered by fans of his here from his stint with Mitsubishi Mizushima F.C. in the Japan Football League.
It stands to reason that being mixed-race in an ethnically homogenous country presents a variety of challenges, both positive and negative. Growing up perfectly bilingual, for example, stands an individual in good stead when looking for a job inside or outside Japan Authentic Ryan Callahan Jersey , yet the various stigmas attached to not being " truly" Japanese can lead to feelings of isolation and cultural disconnection.
"What we see on TV and in magazines regarding mixed-raced celebrities is great in terms of a seeming mainstream acceptance to this emerging demographic, by a notably homogenous society, but this doesn't exactly paint a perfect picture of the challenges faced by mixed-race people in Japan," Keiko Gono, a sociologist and parent of a mixed-race teenager, told Xinhua.
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