What is ‘Hafu’?
In Japan, the slightly off term for mixed race people is ‘half’. Perhaps more indicative of the penchant the Japanese have for creating simplified terms than it is of the attitudes held by the Japanese as a whole towards mixed race people. That is a can of worms I do not intend to open here. I would like to introduce a page that deals with that conversation in slightly more depth, and wonder if the experience of the people featured on that page translates to children of mixed nationality parents elsewhere. Visit the Hafu homepage here for an interesting look at what it means to be mixed race in Japan.