With your help, we have managed to collect the much needed funds to keep the Hāfu2Hāfu going and we will be able to make a beautiful photo book in 2019! This is absolutely amazing! Continue reading →
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BrightVibes picked up our story, during the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. By sharing our story and sharing it with more than 1 million follower on Facebook, they significantly contributed to the success of this campaign.
Some non-Japanese editors at Gaijinpot selected 8 (hāfu)identity related questions from my Hāfu2Hāfu project and asked me to answer them.
I had already interviewed about 24 Dutch Japanese hāfu for Hāfu2Hāfu when a friend forwarded a link to the Hāfu Film (Hafu – the mixed-race experience in Japan). Continue reading →
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 →
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 →