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Why I watched the Hāfu Film, again.

Why I watched the Hāfu Film, again.

Posted by / February 26, 2018 / Categories: blog, English / 2 Comments

I had already interviewed about 24 Dutch Japanese hāfu for Hāfu2Hāfu when a friend forwarded a link to the Hāfu Film (Hafu – the mixed-race experience in Japan). Continue reading →

Hirado: Where Todays Japanese Hāfu Meet Their 17th Century Predecessors.

Hirado: Where Todays Japanese Hāfu Meet Their 17th Century Predecessors.

Posted by / January 14, 2018 / Categories: blog, event, exhibition / 1 Comment

When Dutch traders of the East India Company (VOC) arrived in Japan in the early 1600’s, they first settled in Hirado, Nagasaki. Western and Chinese merchants were allowed to live and mingle with the locals here freely before the Shogun restricted international relations by declaring several Sakoku Edicts between 1633 and 1639. Most countries were prohibited all contact and trading, while Dutch and Chinese merchants were moved to the artificial island of Dejima in Nagasaki in 1641. Continue reading →

SIETAR x Hāfu2Hāfu Presentation and Workshop, by guest blogger Nina Cataldo

SIETAR x Hāfu2Hāfu Presentation and Workshop, by guest blogger Nina Cataldo

Posted by / November 13, 2017 / Categories: blog, English, event / 0 Comments

On October 15th, 2017, Tetsuro Miyazaki held a presentation and workshop on his Hāfu2Hāfu Project in partnership with SIETAR Japan (The Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research). In attendance were roughly 40 people from all walks of life. Japanese folks with international backgrounds, parents of multi-cultural/ethnic children, a zainichi (Japan-born Korean) man, nissei, sansei Japanese and of course, many hāfus like myself. Continue reading →

Pecha Kucha Tokyo: Hāfu2Hāfu explained in 6.40 minutes

Pecha Kucha Tokyo: Hāfu2Hāfu explained in 6.40 minutes

Posted by / July 12, 2017 / Categories: blog, English, event / 0 Comments

On June 22nd, I was invited to share Hāfu2Hāfu at Pecha Kucha Tokyo. Continue reading →

Hāfu2Hāfu’s Ambitious Expansion and Welcoming our First Official Partner!

Hāfu2Hāfu’s Ambitious Expansion and Welcoming our First Official Partner!

Posted by / June 12, 2017 / Categories: blog, English, news / 2 Comments

Supported by the Hapa Japan Project, Hāfu2Hāfu Expands to Capture Mixed-Race Japanese People from each of the 193 Countries Around the World.

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