According to gaijinpot, an outlet owned by Japan Today, in an article published on August 10, 2020, the “Founder” of “Black Lives Matter Tokyo” is a 19 Year-old Art Student from the United States.
“Back in June of 2020, a huge Black Lives Matter demonstration took place in Tokyo, drawing over 3,000 participants. Sierra Todd, a 19-year-old art student from the US living in Tokyo, was mostly responsible for organizing the massive event.
Todd sat down with us to tell us why she felt compelled to have a BLM march in Tokyo which seemingly blew up overnight, and how local Japanese people helped her make it happen.”
Many Westerner’s on Twitter had previously claimed that protests in Japan were “large-scale and organized by Japanese people”. The report by Gaijinpot seems to dispel that rhetoric.