Friday, January 8, 2016

Recommended reading: "Being ‘hafu’ in Japan" by Roxana Saberi / Al Jazeera American News

Miss Universe Japan 2015 Ariana Miyamoto 
Photo: Akio Kon / Bloomberg / Getty Images

"Hafu with a Korean or black parent tend to have the toughest time in Japan, according to Megumi Nishikura, a half-Japanese, half-Irish-American filmmaker who co-directed the 2013 documentary Hafu..."There’s an unspoken racial hierarchy” inside and outside the hafu community, she said. “If you are half-white, you are considered to be the ideal hafu.” 

Click here to read more about what it means being hafu in Japan.

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