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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 →

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 /

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 →

Hāfu in Osaka (14 ~ 21 January)/大阪のハーフ(1月14日〜21日)

Hāfu in Osaka (14 ~ 21 January)/大阪のハーフ(1月14日〜21日)

Posted by / November 17, 2017 / Categories: event, news / Tags: /

Looking for Hāfu in Osaka

For the next phase of Hāfu2Hāfu, I will be interviewing and photographing hāfu in Osaka from 14th to 21st January 2018. Continue reading →

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