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 →
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 →
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.
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.
For the next phase of Hāfu2Hāfu, I will be interviewing and photographing hāfu in Tokyo from 12th to 24th October 2017. Continue reading →
On June 22nd, I was invited to share Hāfu2Hāfu at Pecha Kucha Tokyo. Continue reading →
Supported by the Hapa Japan Project, Hāfu2Hāfu Expands to Capture Mixed-Race Japanese People from each of the 193 Countries Around the World.