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Youtube Interview: 8 questions about being Half-Japanese

Youtube Interview: 8 questions about being Half-Japanese

Posted by / February 5, 2018 / Categories: English, press / 0 Comments

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, 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 →

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: English, event, Help / Tags: / 0 Comments

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 →

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 →

Interview and observation by Japan Today

Interview and observation by Japan Today

Posted by / October 25, 2017 / Categories: English, 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 hāfu Hisanori Tamura. Continue reading →

Hafu page in The Japan Times

Hafu page in The Japan Times

Posted by / October 8, 2017 / Categories: English, 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.

 

Portraits @ Camera Japan Film Festival

Portraits @ Camera Japan Film Festival

Posted by / September 27, 2017 / Categories: English, event, exhibition / 0 Comments

Camera Japan is an annual Japanese cultural festival, organised in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The main focus is on film, but they also explore the visual arts, music, dance, fashion, architecture, food, and much more.  Continue reading →

Hāfu in Tokyo (12 ~ 24 October)/東京のハーフ(10月12日〜24日)

Hāfu in Tokyo (12 ~ 24 October)/東京のハーフ(10月12日〜24日)

Posted by / August 30, 2017 / Categories: English, event, Help, news, 日本語 / -

Looking for Hāfu in Tokyo

For the next phase of Hāfu2Hāfu, I will be interviewing and photographing hāfu in Tokyo from 12th to 24th October 2017. Continue reading →

30 new photos and questions from Hāfu from 30 countries and 6 continents | 6大陸30国と日本のハーフ30人の新写真と質問

30 new photos and questions from Hāfu from 30 countries and 6 continents | 6大陸30国と日本のハーフ30人の新写真と質問

Posted by / August 21, 2017 / Categories: English, news, 日本語 / 8 Comments

*日本語は英語の後に続きます。
I am very proud to present the first 30 photos and questions of the new chapter of Hafu2Hafu for which I will try to photograph and interview one hāfu from every country, mixed with Japan.
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Editorial in Ricepaper Magazine

Editorial in Ricepaper Magazine

Posted by / August 3, 2017 / Categories: English, 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 →