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Youtube: Life Where I’m From x Hāfu2Hāfu

Youtube: Life Where I’m From x Hāfu2Hāfu

Posted by / October 16, 2019 / Categories: Book, press / 0 Comments

This summer I had the chance to meet Greg Lam from Life Where I’m From for the second time. The first time, he interviewed me for his documentary about being Japanese. This time I try to answer a few questions from the then newly released Hāfu2Hāfu photo book.

The questions I try to answer are:
• How can Japanese changing society benefit from your hāfu-ness?
• If for some reason you have to choose, which nationality would it be?
• In what moment did you first realise you were different?
• Would you feel more relaxed in a third country that does not make part of your identity?
• Have you ever met a hāfu with the same roots, but who grew up in the ‘other’ country?
• What would you tell your younger self?
• What is your first impression of the word ‘hāfu’?
• What is in your lunchbox?
• What is being Japanese?

Although never easy, I hope I gave useful answers to these difficult questions.

Thanks Greg for having me on your show.

Hāfu2Hāfu x Maastricht Photo Festival

Hāfu2Hāfu x Maastricht Photo Festival

Posted by / September 23, 2019 / Categories: exhibition / 0 Comments

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From 20 to 29th September 2019, you can visit the first edition of the Maastricht Photo Festival. The theme is Up Close and presents photographers with a connection with the south of the Netherlands.

There are 24 different venues throughout the city, exhibiting work of more than 30 photographers including some 50 photos from my own Hāfu2Hāfu project.

Many thanks to Bert and Uschi at Maastricht Photo Festival, Pathé Bioscoop Maastricht for this awesome location and FujiFilm Original Photopaper for the fantastic prints.

Asahi Shimbun:「日本人とは?」 120人の「ハーフ」の写真集を出版

Asahi Shimbun:「日本人とは?」 120人の「ハーフ」の写真集を出版

Posted by / August 29, 2019 / Categories: Book Review, press / 1 Comment

日本人と外国人の間に生まれた「ハーフ」と呼ばれる人たち120人の写真と、彼らが持つ疑問をまとめた写真集が出版された。撮影した日系ベルギー人の男性は「日本人、ハーフ、外国人それぞれの多様さを考えるきっかけになれば」と期待する。

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NEW: Limited Edition Photo Book  • 限定版写真集

NEW: Limited Edition Photo Book • 限定版写真集

Posted by / August 14, 2019 / Categories: Book / 0 Comments

Thanks to a collaboration with FujiFilm Original Photopaper, we have been able to make 60 beautifully crafted Limited Edition Photo Books.

Each book has a unique cover with a different photo from the project. Each photo in the book is printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Album Paper XS. For the book binding we used a Flat Lay technique that folds the pages open completely. This allows you to experience each photo to the fullest. Continue reading →

Hāfu2Hāfu on Radiant Mix podcast with Hope McGrath

Hāfu2Hāfu on Radiant Mix podcast with Hope McGrath

Posted by / June 26, 2019 / Categories: press / 0 Comments

This week, I had the honour to join Hope McGrath for a conversation about being mixed Japanese for this episode of her Radiant Mix Podcast.

About Radian Mix Podcast: Conversations about race are complex. Then imagine the outlook from the bi-racial, multi-racial, and multicultural perspective? Join Hope McGrath, a mixed multi-passionate coach and fashion veteran, who shares enlightening stories of the mixed experience each week. If you are open to expand your mind, connect to mixed experience and also happen to love the arts, spirituality and overall inspiring, powerful life lessons, then this podcast is for you.

Please also check some of her other podcasts and don’t hesitate to subscribe if you like what you hear.

SOLD OUT: Book Presentation @ Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo

SOLD OUT: Book Presentation @ Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo

Posted by / June 20, 2019 / Categories: event / 0 Comments

* EVENT – SOLD OUT * Continue reading →

Book Introduction by Nina Cataldo | ニーナ・カタルドからの紹介

Book Introduction by Nina Cataldo | ニーナ・カタルドからの紹介

Posted by / May 8, 2019 / Categories: Book / 0 Comments

Please read the introduction Tokyo based American Japanese hāfu Nina Cataldo wrote for the book here. Continue reading →

Book Review in Japan Today

Book Review in Japan Today

Posted by / May 2, 2019 / Categories: Book Review, press / 0 Comments

Japan Today and GaijinPot editor Vlisides Leannah has been following the project since 2017. Please read her review of the Hāfu2Hāfu book in her article titled: ‘120 interviews later, photographer releases book about Japanese ‘hafu’ identity’

Japan Forward: “Mixed-Raced Japanese Ponder Identity in Book of Portraits”

Japan Forward: “Mixed-Raced Japanese Ponder Identity in Book of Portraits”

Posted by / April 4, 2019 / Categories: Book Review, press / 0 Comments

“The piercing, poignant looks of those who were photographed, coupled with soul-searching questions, make for a powerful combination that almost stumps the reader.”

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13/4/2019: Book Launch & Presentation in Amsterdam

13/4/2019: Book Launch & Presentation in Amsterdam

Posted by / March 25, 2019 / Categories: event / 0 Comments

I am very proud and happy to announce that the Hāfu2Hāfu photo book will be presented at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on 13th April, from 14.00 to 16.00. Continue reading →