Support Your Community This Holiday Season

Posted On November 22, 2021

And throughout the entire year!

One way we can support our communities is through business patronage. This holiday season, consider purchasing goods and services from your community. By purchasing locally you help to build wealth, create stronger ties, encourage self-empowerment and build pride. 

This holiday season, LFJ is highlighting its business members. From accessories to books to creative services, our community offers a range of opportunities to check things off your list while supporting local businesses.


Baye McNeil 

Baye McNeil is a world-renowned author, columnist, and lecturer based out of Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of two books, Loco in Yokohama and Hi! My Name Is Loco And I Am A Racist. Both are available for purchase.


Iconografi is an online store featuring many unique and handmade accessories and apparel designed by the artist and owner, K. In addition, K aims to maintain an environmentally friendly and ethical company. Iconografi urges you to embrace your eccentricity.

J’Nique Nicole 

J’Nique Nicole is an American singer-songwriter based in Japan. She gained fame for her contributions to the award-winning video game NieR: Automata. This year she released her very first EP titled, This Is Only The Beginning, abbreviated as TIOTB.

Metal Rooster Publishing

Metal Rooster Publishing is an independent publishing house. They believe in supporting creativity in all its genres. Contact them for publishing or the opportunity to showcase your work.


Borderless Translations 

Borderless Translations provides both personal and commercial translation services in Japanese, Spanish, and English. They believe in creating a world without borders one translation at a time.

Creative Curls 

Creative Curls is a one-woman design studio that offers a multitude of services in graphic design along with brand strategy.

D’ART Shtajio 

D’ARTt Shtajio is a Tokyo-based animation studio committed to providing high-quality Japanese-grade animation. Japan’s first Black-owned studio has done work on major anime series and is sought after by many top names in the entertainment industry.

Foreign Cutz 

Barber Cordell Bedford provides high-quality professional barber service in and around the Yokosuka area. 


Jointz is a platform where Dance Mavens monetize their passions. Jointz creates a direct line from artist to fan. 


YaadPikni is a freelance design business specializing in video editing and presentation design. Begin with a free 1-hour consultation to get started. 

Make sure to browse through and bookmark these pages. Make buying from our communities 365 days a year a standard practice. 

Disclaimer: Legacy Foundation Japan assumes no responsibility or liability for any products or services rendered. Any agreements made are between the customer and company.

Written by Alison Rodgers

Alison moved to Japan in 2004. She is an entrepreneur, inventor, educator, connector and personal cheerleader. She credits her success in life to being reared with strong African-American values: family, community, self-empowerment, and progress. Prior to Japan, she worked in advertising on domestic and international projects. Alison is a native North Carolinian and proud graduate of the illustrious Spelman College. Always a Spelmanite, she is dedicated to making a positive impact on society.

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