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Looking for African Japanese hāfu

Looking for African Japanese hāfu

Posted by / July 24, 2018 / Categories: Uncategorized /
English follows after Japanese.
皆さんこんにちは。
ハーフ2ハーフという世界中に住んでいる日本人のアイデンティティーについての企画のために、現在日本人とアフリカ人の両親を持つ方を探しています。
参加をしたい、興味をお持ちである方は、是非ウエブサイトを見て、私に連絡してください。 写真撮影とインタビューは東京で、8月に行う予定です。

Hello everyone.

For Hafu2Hafu, a worldwide photography project about mixed race Japanese identity, I am still looking people with one Japanese parent and one African parent.

If you are interested in participating, please have a look at the project, apply here, or contact me for details.

Next round of photography and interviews will take place in Tokyo in August.

List of African Countries:

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Looking for participants in Tokyo • 東京での参加者募集

Looking for participants in Tokyo • 東京での参加者募集

Posted by / April 30, 2018 / Categories: event /

Looking for participants in Tokyo

After the crowd funding campaign, it is finally time again to interview and photograph hāfu again. Continue reading →

Hāfu2Hāfu at ICP Projected in NYC

Hāfu2Hāfu at ICP Projected in NYC

Posted by / April 13, 2018 / Categories: event /

During the day, a selection of 12 photos and questions from the Hāfu2Hāfu project can be viewed on monitors inside the ICP (International Center of Photography) Museum in New York City and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the Museum and are most visible after sunset. Learn more about Projected.

On Thursday 12 April 2018, I was able to attend the Museum to see the photos on display with my own eyes and was greeted by almost 50 New York based hāfu, hapas and friends. We had a few drinks afterwards and some of us went for pizza later on. Thank you all for joining and for making this event an unforgettable experience.

Special thanks to Wesley Verhoeve, the curator of this project, and Ken Tanabe from Hapa Happy Hour NY and Loving Day for reaching out to so many people.

Crowdfunding succeeded! クラウドファンディング、成功です!

Crowdfunding succeeded! クラウドファンディング、成功です!

Posted by / March 16, 2018 / Categories: news /

With your help, we have managed to collect the much needed funds to keep the Hāfu2Hāfu going and we will be able to make a beautiful photo book in 2019! This is absolutely amazing! Continue reading →

Video by Brightvibes

Video by Brightvibes

Posted by / March 7, 2018 / Categories: press /

BrightVibes picked up our story, during the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. By sharing our story and sharing it with more than 1 million follower on Facebook, they significantly contributed to the success of this campaign.

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Ask Me Anything Type Interview in Gaijinpot

Ask Me Anything Type Interview in Gaijinpot

Posted by / March 1, 2018 / Categories: news, press / Tags: /

Some non-Japanese editors at Gaijinpot selected 8 (hāfu)identity related questions from my Hāfu2Hāfu project and asked me to answer them.

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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 /

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 →

世界中の日本ハーフに共通している、たったひとつのこと

世界中の日本ハーフに共通している、たったひとつのこと

Posted by / February 21, 2018 / Categories: press /

自分のアイデンティティは何か、と聞かれたら。

「アイデンティティ」と聞いて、先に思い浮かぶのは国籍や話す言語、出身地だろうか。

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Nextshark calls Hāfu2Hāfu “one of the most stunning identity projects out there”

Nextshark calls Hāfu2Hāfu “one of the most stunning identity projects out there”

Posted by / February 6, 2018 / Categories: press /

Nextshark, a popular online newsmagazine for Asian youth has written about our project (again) and calls Hāfu2Hāfu one of the most stunning identity projects out there. Continue reading →

Youtube Interview: 8 questions about being Half-Japanese

Youtube Interview: 8 questions about being Half-Japanese

Posted by / February 5, 2018 / Categories: press /

A while ago, Nobita from the Japanese Youtube channel ‘Find Love in Japan’ interviewed me. We talked about my personal experiences as well as my findings about being half Japanese in Japan and in the rest of the world. Continue reading →