JET Talks is a speaker series modeled after TED Talks that will feature dynamic and interesting individuals to inspire innovative ideas and conversation on Japan within the DC community.
JETAADC in association with the Asia Pacific Forum, Georgetown University presents:
HAFU/ハーフ: The mixed-race experience in Japan
A Screening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 22
2:15pm – 5:00pm
Doors Open at 2:00pm
(Tondorf Road, Washington, DC)
Tickets are FREE, but require advance registration.
Seating is limited.
With an ever increasing movement of people between ʻplacesʼ in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible, others not. “Hafu – the mixed-race experience of Japan” is a journey of discovery into the complex multicultural experience of mixed-race Japanese in modern day Japan.
The film follows the lives of five hafus—the Japanese term for people who are half Japanese—as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself to be mono-ethnic. For some of these hafus, Japan is the only home they know. For others, living in Japan is an entirely new experience. And still others find themselves caught between two different worlds.