I had the chance to interview Tetsuro Miyazaki, who is the author of this book, Hāfu2Hāfu. I found his project so interesting, because he interviewed hāfu’s around the world, trying to get an interview with each combination of hafu you can get, from Japanese-American, to Japanese-Belgian, to Japanese-Tunisian. All in all he interviewed 120 people.
Hāfu2Hāfu is an ongoing worldwide photography project exploring what it means to be hāfu – a person with one Japanese parent. Japanese-Belgian photographer Tetsuro Miyazaki has interviewed and portrayed fellow Japanese hāfu, with a parent from nearly 100 different countries. The 120 people in this book do not answer questions but ask them: each hāfu poses a question to you, the viewer. With these questions, Hāfu2Hāfu is creating dialogue and stimulates self-reflection about identity, so that we can find answers of our own.