To support, encourage, & promote interaction between Asian Men & Black Women.
you should channel your confidence in walking up to them
and then touching their nonos
So you approach. Ask for directions or something sneaky like that and go from there.
If you are very approachable then maybe the attraction is not there so not so not much being afraid.
Of course if the attraction is there and he is not reciprocating well then agree it could be shyness, being afraid, intimidated, etc.
If you can somehow demonstrate you "know something asian", ie: greeting them in their native language, have something "asian like" on you, being in an "asian environment" then you will improve the "approaching dilemma".
Anyhow, you were probably looking to find related experience rather than some suggestions so I'll peace out.