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