Why is there no black Japanese? Or is it?

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It may be a strange question for the title of an article, but there are many curious people who search the internet for black Japanese people. In this article, we are going to talk about the rarity of black Japanese in Japan.

You can also read our other article on blacks in Japan. I also want to take advantage of the situation in this article to talk about the breed of cattle called Negro Japanese, probably one of the reasons people search for black Japanese on Google.

I am even afraid to write about the colors of our skins, because some already use this to create intrigues involving racism. I hope you read this article as information, there is no one better than another because of the color of your skin, don't be irrational!


Why is there no black Japanese?

To understand your idea of whether or not you have black Japanese in Japan, we need to know the skin tone you are looking for. If you are thinking of black-eyed people in other Asian countries, there are even Indians in Brazil.

It is not common to have black Japanese because the Japanese were slow to westernize and open up to the world. For a child to come out with completely black skin, he needs to mix genes a lot for several generations.

This is because a person most of the time will not take the color of the father or mother, but of several ancestors. What defines skin pigmentation is the production of melanin. The more genes pigment the skin, the more brown the person becomes.

Por que não existe japonês negro? Ou será que tem?
Ariana Miyamoto e Jun Soejima

Another big reason is in the climate of Japan. Note that blacks are located more in countries where the sun is stronger. If a generation of people live in the cold, their offspring will have whiter skin.


There are blacks in Japan, mainly foreigners who marry Japanese. Except that it is difficult for the child to totally take away the color of the parents, it is like mixing coffee with milk. The Japanese are probably descendants of the Mongoloids and tend to have more yellowish skin.

We can see that the Chinese have darker skin than the Japanese, this is because China has a warmer climate than Japan. Thus showing that the color of the skin is nothing more than a protection for our body. Brunettes should be proud of their color!

The claim that "most Japanese people do not consider mixed race people to be Japanese" is extremely outdated and doubtful. There are many people with Japanese nationality who have dark skin.


Japan had a great samurai who was black. Journalists, runners, actresses, TV presenters, baseball and football players. Japan is more and more diverse than some imagine, there are many black Japanese.

Por que não existe japonês negro? Ou será que tem?

Black Japanese - A breed of WAGYU cattle

Some people research Japanese Negro looking for information about the Japanese beef cattle breed known by that name. This is one of the six breeds of cattle native to Japan, and one of the four breeds known as wagyu.

My goal is not to go deeper talking about the ox, it is just to highlight this in this article for those who intentionally look for this kind of wagyu cattle and meat. to talk about it we already have the wagyu meat article that you can read by clicking here.


Do not think that I am crazy about mixing these 2 subjects, but both use the keyword "black Japanese or black Japanese". My main goal is to reach people from everywhere and spread Japanese culture to them.

I hope that the main readers' questions that came from google have been answered. Don't forget to share and leave your comments.