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Interview and observation by Japan Today

Interview and observation by Japan Today

Posted by / October 25, 2017 / Categories: news, press / Tags: / 0 Comments

In a small second floor Tokyo cafe, Japan Today editor Victoria Vlisides interviewed me and then observed me during the Hafu2Hafu interview with Thai-Japanese hafu Hisanori Tamura.

The photos on each hafu’s online profile might be black and white, but the topics spoken about certainly align with Tamura’s definition of grey zone. Some conversations flow better than others, but interviews often elicit mixes of joy, pain and the mutual laughter of two people relating. Yet, an online viewer gets just a glimpse of these sessions. The main feature of the Hafu2Hafu profiles is just one question the interviewee wants to ask another “hafu.”

Read the entire article here.

 

Hafu page in The Japan Times

Hafu page in The Japan Times

Posted by / October 8, 2017 / Categories: news, press / Tags: / 0 Comments

Prior to my 11 day trip to Tokyo in October, I was interviewed by Louise George Kittaka for the Japan Times about the project and my motives. Their timing coincided with my call for entries and an announcement for the presentation and workshop for SIETAR at Sophia University.

The result is this humbling half page article you can read here.

 

Editorial in Ricepaper Magazine

Editorial in Ricepaper Magazine

Posted by / August 3, 2017 / Categories: news, press / 0 Comments

When I was in Japan, I interviewed and photographed Clara Kumagai for Hāfu2Hāfu. She, in return, wrote about our meeting in Ricepaper Magazine. Continue reading →

Press: Hāfu2Hāfu in the New York Times!

Press: Hāfu2Hāfu in the New York Times!

Posted by / March 27, 2017 / Categories: press / 0 Comments

Following the Hapa Japan Festival and Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference in Los Angeles in February 2017, this review was published by the New York Times. Continue reading →