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​Sietar Japan x Hāfu2Hāfu (​presentation and workshop​​)

October 15, 2017 @ 15:00 - 17:00 JST

Free – ¥2000

Presenter: Tetsuro Miyazaki ​

Date & TimeSunday, October 15, 2017, 15:00 – 17:00

Venue: Building 2, Room 915 (9F), Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus

Language: English (interpreting available if requested​.)

Fee:  Members free;  Non-members ¥​2,000​; Students, undergrads free; postgrads ¥1,000

*Reservations appreciated.  Please respond to programs@sietar-japan.org with your name, email address, and your membership status (member, non-member, student, graduate student).

Program Abstract

​Hāfu2Hāfu is a unique and ongoing project photographing 192 hāfu (mixed roots people with one Japanese parent) from every country in the world and sharing their most significant questions about identity, sense of belonging or growing up with two different cultures.

Photographer and Belgian hāfu Tetsuro Miyazaki will give a presentation about his project, followed by an interactive workshop about being of mixed roots.


  • Project background and personal motives
  • First findings
  • Current status
  • Looking forward


  • Interactive group session
  • Role playing interviews
  • Hāfu2Hāfu in daily life
  • What is my question?

Website: www.hafu2hafu.org

Portraits and questions: www.hafu2hafu.org/portraits

Facilitator Profile:

Tetsuro Miyazaki is a 39 year old half Belgian half Japanese photographer living in the Netherlands. He started Hāfu2Hāfu in 2016 as a personal investigatory project about his half Japanese identity.

After having photographed over 20 Dutch hāfu in 2016, he presented the project at the Hapa Japan Festival in Los Angeles in February 2017. The Shinso Ito Center (USC) and the Isaac Albert Ailion Foundation (Leiden University) have allowed Miyazaki to start working on the next chapter of Hāfu2Hāfu: photographing and interviewing one hāfu from every country in the world. His goal is to collect one question and portrait from hāfu from each of the 192 different country-combinations, of different gender, age, place of birth and upbringing, and sociocultural backgrounds. He is undertaking this project in Japan as well as abroad.

Miyazaki will be in Tokyo in October to photograph and interview more hāfu for his project. This is a call for participants during this period. It also includes a list of countries he has already covered. This workshop he will run for SIETAR Japan will be relevant not only for hāfu, but also for anybody interested in Japanese diversity issues.​


Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus (http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya)

Get off at Yotsuya Station on the JR Chuo/Soubu Line or Metro subway Nanboku or Marunouchi Line. 3 minute walk to Sophia University campus. Building 2, Room 915 (9th floor).


October 15, 2017
15:00 - 17:00 JST
Free – ¥2000
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Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 102-8554 Japan
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