Harlem2Nippon.com is an online magazine launched in 2011 in New York City that unites Japan and Harlem through extensive coverage of African-American music, art, dance, entertainment, culture and lifestyle. Written in English and Japanese, it is the only source dedicated to tourists from Nippon and around the world as well as the rapidly growing Japanese community living in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area.

Produced by veteran Japanese-American and African-American journalists, Harlem2Nippon.com presents the colorful landscape of the most renown African-American community—Harlem. From the magnificent music of the world famous Apollo Theater on 125th Street, to the mouth watering cuisine of one of United States  President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants, chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster, Harlem2Nippon.com has the pulse of this vibrant neighborhood and celebrates its proud legacy as well as new developments and trends important to Japanese residents and visitors.

Our diligent reporters, editors and photographers are in tune with the leaders, tastemakers and trendsetters to bring you a unique perspective of Harlem’s fascinating past, present and future.

Whether you are living in New York City, planning a visit, or desire to enjoy the Harlem experience from a distant location, Harlem2Nippon.com is your mecca for the Japanese-Harlem cultural connection!


Yasuko Ito: Queens resident since 2003.  Chief Writer/Translator/Journalist

Megumi Sato: Harlem resident since 1995. Radio Producer/Media Journalist

Romi Uchikawa: Harlem resident since 2005. Photographer

Ken Simmons: Originally from Jamaica, Queens now resides in Brooklyn. Chief Editorial Supervisor

Maiko Suzuki: Harlem resident. Graphic designer

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