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

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.

Ultimately I aim at meeting 192 hafu, since there are 193 UN recognised countries.

These 30 photos and questions represent hāfu from 30 countries and 6 continents whom I’ve met in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Amsterdam. Some were born and raised in Japan, some grew up abroad. Some speak only Japanese and some don’t speak hardly any Japanese.

 Please have a look at the portraits and questions and share your thoughts with us. 

I will continue to post photos and questions in the future, as the project progresses.

I would like to thank everybody who participated in this part of project (all the hāfu and their families), everyone who helped me contact participants and all the people and organisations that helped spread the word. Finally, I want to thank the Hapa Japan Project for helping me start this project! This would not have been possible without your support, enthusiasm and constructive feed back.





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  • Bobby D says:

    Nice mix of a variety of mixes!

  • Nitcha says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong. But the UN does not recognize Taiwan as a state. I do hope a Taiwanese-Japanese hafu is interviewed.

    • Tetsuro says:

      Although Taiwan is not recognised as a nation, I will not hesitate to photograph and interview a Taiwanese Hafu if I meet him or her.

      • Xingcai says:

        Taiwanese-Japanese: if u can interview Takeshi Kaneshiro, the HK actor, that would be nice. http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/kaneshiro_takeshi.htm

        • Brian says:

          I totally agree about 金城さん.
          A handsome and excellent actor but the Japanese never took him on as a “leading man” despite his great looks and linguistic ability as they stated he was not “pure” Japanese and yet he is more talented and better looking than 99% of the Japanese actors. This “pure” Japanese is rubbish as they are “jomon” which simply means they are of Korean descent. Xenophobia must stop in Japan as there are more and more ハーフ or even foreigners living here a long time with many bloodlines. Aren’t we the lucky ones to have “mixed blood”! 🙂

    • Bobby D says:

      The world needs to quit kowtowing to China! The original inhabitants of Taiwan are NOT Chinese!

  • Lisa Tatsuko Prince says:

    Love this, thank you!

  • Mariko Oyama says:

    Really neat!!!

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